The daily trips of the Philippine National Railways between Alabang and Calamba route will be temporarily suspended starting July 2, 2023 to give way for the construction of the North-South Commuter Railway, according to the Department of Transportation.
The agency said only two trips would be affected by the route’s closure—the 4:38 a.m. trip and 7:56 p.m. trip. About 467 commuters take each trip daily.
DOTr Undersecretary for railways Cesar Chavez said an elevated, double-track and electrified train system would be built directly above the existing PNR tracks, speeding up the construction of the NSCR by eight months.
The new NSCR system will replace the PNR’s present street level, single track and diesel locomotive set-up.
The agency said while the NSCR is being constructed along the route, the following PNR stations would be temporarily unavailable: Alabang, Muntinlupa, San Pedro, Biñan, Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao, Mamatid and Calamba.