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City of Naga, Bicol, Philippines : Today is  February 20, 2024

PNR Naga-Ligao line rolls out service after 6 years

Each way, travel time is two hours and 11 minutes using a diesel hydraulic locomotive engine with five passenger coaches that can carry up to 1,300 passengers. PortCalls website/Photo from PNR.
Each way, travel time is two hours and 11 minutes using a diesel hydraulic locomotive engine with five passenger coaches that can carry up to 1,300 passengers. PortCalls website/Photo from PNR.

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) Naga-Ligao line rolled out its service for the first time in six years.

On July 31, the first train from Ligao Station in Albay left at 5:30 am for Naga Station in Camarines Sur. The trip back to Ligao left at 5:30 pm on the same day.

More than 100 passengers were picked up at flag stops (stations) in Naga, Pili, Baao, Iriga, Bato, Matacon, Polangui, Oas and Ligao.

Each way, travel time is two hours and 11 minutes using a diesel hydraulic locomotive engine with five passenger coaches that can carry up to 1,300 passengers.

The train fare is a minimum P15 for a passenger getting off the first station and P105 for the end-to-end train ride.

Students, senior citizens, and PWDs (persons with disabilities) enjoy a 20% discount.

PNR said it will add more schedules with greater passenger demand.

To symbolize the return of the service on 67-kilometer line, the Naga and Ligao Stations rang the stations’ bells six times, marking six years of suspended train services due to insufficient rolling stock, PNR said in a statement.

PNR staff led by PNR Engineering Department manager Engr. Jaypee Relleve welcomed and thanked passengers who boarded the maiden service from Ligao. He also encouraged residents of Camarines Sur and Albay to support the revived train services.

Though wearing face masks on the trains is voluntary, eating or drinking inside the coaches is still prohibited to ensure safe and comfortable travel, the PNR said. (from PortCalls web)

(Jason B. Neola, CEPPIO)

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