Provincial bullet train to emerge out of PH-China partnership

Provincial bullet train to emerge out of PH-China partnership




Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Martin Diño has revealed its plans for the Philippines’ first bullet train which is to be built by a Chinese company.

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Japan’s mag-lev bullet train


 

GMA News Online reports that the proposed bullet train will ply the tracks from Subic, Zambales to Clark, Pampanga. According to Diño, meeting with the still-unnamedChinese company is one of the reasons why President Rodrigo Duterte will be flying to China next week.

“It is our first bullet train. Hopefully, magawa agad,” said Chairman Diño.

It’s still unclear as to when the projected completion will be, but if this pushes through, we will have a fast and efficient means of transportation between the two cities. Commuting from Manila to the northern provinces will also see a big change.

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24 Responses

  1. Jose says:

    We don’t need a bullet train for the Subic – Clark route. What we need are freight trains to ply that corridor. This Dino character is delusional.

  2. Sonny says:

    It should’ve been Japan. Top quality and ensured honesty

  3. c says:

    Sinong makikinabang sa subic to clark pampanga?

  4. c says:

    sinong makikinabang sa subic to clark? basta lang merong bullet train? puwede bang pag dikitin man lang ang luzon, visayas at mindanao?

    • facepalm says:

      “sinong makikinabang sa subic to clark?” – ppl from NCR

      “sinong makikinabang sa somewhere in EDSA to somewhere in EDSA?” = ppl from outside NCR

      pag nabuo nila yan, saka nila idudugton yan sa iba pang lugar, parang MRT7 lang.

      kung titignan mo ang mapa ng luzon, pwedeng gawing sentro ang pampanga papuntang clark, bataan, tarlac, baguio hangang ilocos at pati NCR.
      and developing na ang pampanga tulad ng cebu at davao.

      sana i-consider mo na gawa sa isla ang pinas at madami tayong bundok bagyo baha at lindol kaya hindi basta basta ang pagpapatayo ng mga yan. hindi ko sigurado kung nag aral ka ba talaga ng geogaphy ng pinas.

  5. pagdidikitin po yung dalawang ports then saka dudugtungan from clark to naia, mag-research muna then saka bumatikos. kaya hinde tayo umuunlad e

    • Jaime Alejandro says:

      It doesn’t make any sense at all! Subic to Clark track is pointless. Why would ypu even need a bullet train from Subic to Clark? Bakit hindi Clark-Manila agad?

      Politicians! Nothing has changed after all.

    • Boo says:

      More or less 60kms lang from Subic to Clark. Kelangan talaga ng bullet train?

      Pera ng mga Pilipino gagastusin diyan. makonsensiya naman kayo.

    • Boo says:

      at ilan lang ang population nag gagamit niyan para nabawi ang billions na gagastusin diyan?

    • Random says:

      bakit hindi clark-manila agad? simple. budget

      “On November 21, 2013, the NEDA board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino III, approved the construction of a common station within North Avenue between SM North EDSA and TriNoma Mall. It is estimated to cost 1.4 billion pesos.”

      pinagdugtong lang yung LRT1 at MRT3 nyan 1.4B agad ang gastos. tapos gusto mo mag patayo ng around 100KM na daanan ng tren? ang MRT3 around 17KM lang pero malaking pera na ang nagastos.

      think of the long term. pampanga sentro papuntang north hangang ilocos, then bataan, then NCR. oh diba?

    • Mike D says:

      @Random

      Ayaw mo ng 100km pero yung Clark to Subic is around 80km!

      Gusto mo 20km lang para sa bullet train? HAHAHAHA

    • Mike Vogel says:

      “pinagdugtong lang yung LRT1 at MRT3 nyan 1.4B agad ang gastos. tapos gusto mo mag patayo ng around 100KM na daanan ng tren? ang MRT3 around 17KM lang pero malaking pera na ang nagastos.”

      Yan exactly ang purpose ng bullet trains- long distance with high volume of passengers.

      320kph+ ang speed ng bullet trains. Tapos gusto mo gumawa ng 10 or 20 kilometers lang na riles? hahaha

      Ang iksi pa nga ng 100k.

      FYI

      Ang pinakaunang high speed train sa Japan nai-connect ang Tokyo at Osaka na may distance na 515 Kilometers nuong 1964! Ang dating 7 hours na byahe naging 4 hours na lang.

      Ganyan mag-isip ang mga Japanese. Gumawa ng high speed train para mapadali ang biyahe between highly populated metropolis na may layog 500kms.

      Ang mga politiko sa Pinas, gagawa ng bullet train para mas kumapal ang bulsa nila.

      Una kong naisip sa bullet train na binabalak, Manila to Bicol o kaya Manila to Ilocos ang biyahe. Yun pala Clark to Subic . HAHAHAHA. Sino makikinabang diyan?

    • vodka says:

      actually may point si @random. kapos talaga tayo sa budget. kung tayo siguro ang gagawa at hindi ang private sectors from other countries kaya yan gumagawa ng mas malalayong riles.

  6. Miss Call says:

    Subic-Zambales-Clark? Isn’t the reason of having bullet trains is to cut travel time between long distances by a large fraction? How much will this cost and how long can we recoup the expenses (ROI)?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sabi sa balita, running 60kph daw. Regular train lang ang speed nyan at hindi bullet train. Nadenggoy na naman ang gobyerno. Paying for bullet train price for the performance of a regular train.

  8. SpiderWak says:

    Henaku! Gusto nyo naman yata mula MM to Apari kaagad ang bullet train. Hinay-hinay lang muna di gaano malaki budget. Pero Chinese firm ang gagawa nito kaya diskompyado ako sa quality kumpara kung Japanese firm ang gagawa.

  9. Think of things long term. Don’t criticize before doing so. Eventually the long term plan is to connect all major hubs. Obviously people who are called delusional often look ahead, 10-20 years from now. As it stands, we only think of Metro Manila. People think Metro Manila is everything, NO its not. connecting Subic to Clark will pave ways for Air travel direct routes to Subic and Versa, Subic will eventually look like the Singapore and Hongkong ports.

    Its sort of a way to decongest Manila. It will also speed up trade and freight routes. Bullet trains willl not only cater to passengers but also freight. People think out of the box.

  10. Duterterds says:

    na goyo nanaman presidente nyo hahahaha

  11. kabebegirl says:

    So ito ang kapalit ng WPS? Hay nako, sayang lang, ilang tao palang sira na yan.

  12. Julius says:

    they are probably developing Clark para maging central business district din like makati or taguig…marami naring call centres and other IT companies that are stationed sa Clark…and connecting Subic to Clark will enable more business opporturnity in the future…Look at the bigger picture guys! It will soon decongest Metro Manila dahil madedelegate na mga Business districts and job opportunity all throughout the Luzon…

  13. dudung says:

    dunung-dunungan yung mga kontra :P

  14. Jose says:

    There are other high speed rail options that are cheaper. Freight is the primary consideration for this project. But for Dino to announce Bullet kagad, well wow! Tama yung ibang nagsabi that’s it’s too short a line for a bullet train.

  15. Biboy says:

    haynaku, andami niyong satsat.. hindi pa natin alam kung anong kinalalabasan niyan.. mag antay nalang kayo…

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