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Thursday, May 9, 2013

PH's first bullet train, hopefully soon

Philippines will soon have its first bullet train after the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), The National Economic Development Authority has expressed its intention to finance the $3-billion Clark-Metro Manila project.

The plan for the bullet train is to construct new railways between the lanes of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).

Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) reportedly said the project will be called “Express Airport Trains” which will have at least three stopovers in Metro Manila: Balintawak or near TriNoMa or SM North in Quezon City; Manila like Dimasalang or University of Sto. Tomas; and Makati at Buendia Avenue.

With the bullet train, it will only take approximately 45 minutes to transport passengers from Clark to Manila, and vice versa, the report said.