Local railway extended, offers trips from Tutuban and Taguig to Malabon

Photo: Department of Transport’s Facebook account
Photo: Department of Transport’s Facebook account

Commuting around the metro is never easy, so this development might make at least a few of your lives a little easier.

The Department of Transport (DOTr) yesterday announced on its official Facebook page that the Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) line has been extended all the way to Malabon.

The PNR yesterday began offering four daily roundtrips from Tutuban, Manila, to Malabon, and eight roundtrips a day from Taguig to Malabon.

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the line’s extension would benefit Malabon residents. He said in Filipino: “We finished this project quickly so that residents of Malabon could experience traveling by rail. This is the President’s [Rodrigo Duterte] gift to the people of Malabon.”

A one-way trip from Taguig to Malabon would cost PHP25 (US$0.47) for air-conditioned trains and PHP20 (US$0.38) for non-air-conditioned trains.

According to an employee of the PNR who spoke with Coconuts, a one-way trip from Tutuban to Malabon would cost PHP15 (US$0.28) on an air-conditioned train and PHP12 (US$0.22) on a non-air-conditioned train.

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