(Eagle News)– Six brand new coaches to be used by the Philippine National Railways arrived on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from Indonesia.
The Department of Transportation said the diesel multiple unit cars are only a part of the 37 rail cars and three locomotives acquired by the Philippines from its Asian neighbor.
The arrival of the new coaches came after the DOTr announced the PNR line from Tutuban, Manila would now be extended to Los Baños, Laguna.
Present at the arrival ceremony in Tondo, Manila were Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, PNR Chairman Roberto Lastimoso, and PNR General Manager Junn Magno and Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang, Rep. Edgar Sarmiento, Rep. Micaela Violago, former Rep Ricky Sandoval, and representatives from the Embassy of Indonesia.
Also joining them were Transportation Usec. for Railways TJ Batan, Usec. for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo, Usec for Philippine Railways Institute Anneli Lontoc, among others.