A new contract for Colas Rail in the Philippines
Colas Rail, as member of a consortium led by Alstom, has been chosen by Mitsubishi Corporation to design and build the E&M (Electrical & Mechanical) systems and track works for the extension of the NSCR (North South Commuter Railway) line in the Philippines.
The NSCR extension project is one of the key elements of the Manila Transport Master Plan. It involves the construction of some 110 km of mainline track, serving 27 new stations, with a 55-km southern section between Tutuban and Calamba, Laguna Province, and a 51-km northern section between Malolos and Clark International Airport in the Province of Pampanga. The Calamba station will also be connected to the PNR South Long Haul line, which is scheduled to be extended to the southern tip of Luzon Island, thus providing a stronger connection between Manila’s suburbs and the metro network.
The contract won by Colas Rail covers the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the tracks and overhead contact systems.
Following the underground line of the Metro Manila Subway at the end of 2021, the extension of the NSCR line is the second major rail infrastructure project won by Colas Rail in the Philippines.
The new contract highlights Colas Rail’s ambition to play a major role in the development of sustainable and safe transport infrastructure in the Philippines, drawing on its network of local and international expertise.
“Colas Rail is proud to be part of this new project in the Philippines. It will provide the local population with fast, convenient public transport between the suburbs and the inner-city metro in Manila. After the Cairo Metro Line 4 and the Manila Metro project, we are delighted to partner up again with Mitsubishi Corporation. NSCR is the second major project we have won in the Philippines and is a further illustration of how we are moving up the value chain and positioning ourselves in major rail system projects,” explains Hervé Le Joliff, President of Colas Rail.
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