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Beginning March 28, PNR will suspend Metro Manila operations of 5 years

The move will give way to the construction of the North South Commuter Railway.
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PNR services will be suspended to ensure the safety of commuters

According to a report by Inquirer, the Philippine National Railways said its operations in Metro Manila will be temporarily suspended for at least five years beginning March 28. This is to give way to the construction of the North South Commuter Railway.

The Governor Pascual-Tutuban and Tutuban-Alabang operations will be affected by the suspension.

Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista said in a statement that this was decided to ensure the safety of passengers while the construction of the railway is being conducted, PNR said.

During the same period, PNR said the construction of the NSCR "will be expedited by eight months and save at least P15.18 billion from the project."

For now, authorities have arranged the following alternative bus routes for affected passengers:

South route: Divisoria (Tutuban), Mayhaligue Street, Abad Santos Avenue, Recto Avenue, Legarda Street, Quirino Avenue, Nagtahan Flyover, Mabini Bridge, Quirino Avenue, Osmeña Highway, Nichols Entry, SLEX, Bicutan Exit, Bicutan Entry, and Alabang (Starmall).

Bus schedule - 7:30 AM, 9:10 AM., 3:00 PM, 3:20 PM., 7:30 PM, and 9:00 PM.

North route: Alabang (Starmall), Manila South Road, East Service Road, Alabang (Entry), SLEX, Bicutan Exit, Bicutan Entry, Nichols Exit, Osmeña Highway, Quirino Avenue, Legarda Street, Recto Avenue, Abad Santos Avenue, Mayhaligue Street, and Divisoria (Tutuban).

Bus schedule - 5:00 AM, 6:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 5:00 PM, and 6:10 PM.

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Source: DOTr, Via: Inquirer

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