TRANSPORTATION Secretary Arthur Tugade said travel time from Calamba in Laguna to Clark International Airport (CRK) will be reduced to one and a half hours once the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) is completed.
"Dahilan sa train system ng PNR, ang pagbiyahe mo from Calamba papuntang Clark airport ay magiging isang oras at kalahati," the Department of Transportation (DOTr) chief said.
"Kung wala hong rail system, ang biyahe mo kung makakarating ka roon sa tamang panahon ay apat na oras. Heto ho ang isang magandang epekto ng train system natin sa PNR," he added.
Tugade said this DOTr project is a 56-kilometer railway that can accommodate 340,000 to 550,000 passengers per day.
The railway system has 19 stations, 19 Commuter Train Sets and seven Airport Express Trains, according to the official.
The railway is expected to employ more than 10,000 individuals, said Tugade.
"Aabot naman ho sa 10,635 ang tinatayang direktang trabaho na maaaring pakinabangan ng ating mga kababayan mula sa proyektong ito," he added.