- Written by Paul Dequiros
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) announced that it is temporarily suspending its Metro Manila commuter operations (Tutuban-Alabang-Calamba and vice versa) starting Tuesday, May 5, 2015 so that it can conduct an exhaustive inspection of its train tracks to ensure the safety of its passengers and trains.
PNR assistant general manager Atty. Diosdado N. Silva said that the decision was reached by PNR management in the wake of the recent derailment near its Nichols Station.
“Operations of the commuter line shall resume as soon as extensive inspections and assessments have been made and the integrity of the rail tracks has been certified safe and sound for its trains to pass and passenger-safety is assured,” AGM Silva added.
The rail executive also appealed to commuters to bear with the temporary inconvenience as it conducts the necessary precautionary measures.
AGM Silva also said that despite PNR’s limited resources, they have been doing all the necessary procedures to preclude any untoward incident and to ensure the well-being of its commuters.
Reference: Estelito Nierva, Operations Manager Tel. 3190044 or 3190048
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