You can soon ride eco-friendly, Filipino-made PNR trains

Gelo Lasin

First of all, every time the words ‘new’ and ‘train’ are both used in a sentence, it’s always a cause for celebration. I mean, we don’t exactly have the best railway systems in the world, do we?

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However, this lil bit of news is def extra special. You see, the Philippine National Railways (PNR) is set to debut a hybrid electric train, made by Filipino scientists from the Department of Science and Tech (DOST).

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Apart from being a fresher and more convenient option for traffic-weary commuters, the hybrid train is a cool way to lower harmful carbon emissions produced by a city that currently ranks 15th on the World Pollution Index.

The 120 million peso train is expected to travel from Tutuban to Alabang starting March 1, according to a tweet from News5.

 

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