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From the time the first rail tracks were laid in the Manila-Dagupan Ferrocaril line in 1891 and the colonial train had its first commercial run, until today when the Mainline South (Bicol line) is being rehabilitated under much public anticipation, Philippine trains have been running for 120 years.
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PNR upgrades locomotives through partnership with GE Transportation

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PNR TAPS GE TRANSPORTATION TO UPGRADE - Philippine National Railways (PNR) General Manager Engr. Joseph Allan Dilay (center, seated), flanked by Miescorrail President Jesus Francisco (right) and Desco Inc. President Sherwin Mendiola (left) sign the contract for the rehabilitation of the three PNR locomotives recently. Standing behind them are (from left): G.E. Philippines President and CEO Jocot de Dios, PNR Assistant General Manager Atty. Diosdado Silva, PNR Manager, Rolling Stock Maintenance Department Manager Engr. Ruben Besmonte, U.S. Embassy Trade Commissioner Jim McCarthy, PNR Chairman of the Board Manuel Torres, G.E. Transportation North and Southeast Asia President and CEO Mohammed Butt, and G.E. ASEAN CEO Stuart Dean.

Manila Bulletin Business Section
November 25, 2014
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PNR Marks 122 years with Bigger Plans for 2015

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The state-owned Philippine National Railways (PNR) is celebrating its 122 years as one of the oldest mass transport system in the country, with the theme “From PNR to a Progressive National Railways.”
The celebration, headed by PNR General Manager Engr. Joseph Allan Dilay and officials, is held at the central office of PNR at the Tutuban Station, today, Nov. 24, with the awarding of PNR employees for their loyalty and dedication to service through the years.
“PNR is all about progress. Every year, passenger ridership increases and we have to cope with the demand and the changing times. It is no longer the alternative mode of transportation, but we aim to be the main mode of transportation even outside Metro Manila,” explained Dilay.

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Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya (left) led the inauguration of the new Metro South Commuter train service extension of the state-run Philippine National Railways (PNR) from Biñan to Sta. Rosa, Laguna starting December 23, 2013. Assisting in the ribbon-cutting are (from left) PNR General Manager Joseph Allan Dilay, Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi and Congressman Cesar Sarmiento.

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Message from the GM

“Every Filipino has a stake in nation building. Let us work hand in hand to restore our railway system for the benefit of the masses and the future generation. Please join me and the PNR family in moving the country forward through a safe, efficient, modernized, and integrated railway system.”



Message from DOTC Secretary

“To sustain the rapid growth of the Philippine economy, we need to continue improving mobility across cities and provinces through efficient and dependable mass transit infrastructure. Thus, the role of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) is to provide this mobility at minimum passenger and freight prices. I acknowledge the commitment of the PNR management, under the stewardship of General Manager Joseph Allan C. Dilay, to steer railway transportation towards further innovation and development.

As the PNR begins another chapter in its already colorful history, I am confident that it will keep delivering safe, convenient and affordable transportation services to the Filipino people.”

Blessing and Inauguration of the new Calamba Station Building