Shortly after, the rail line was expanded to La Union in the north and Albay in the south.
Senator Ejercito said, “sayang talaga”, The Philippines had one of the first railway systems in Asia.
He further said that it will always be his advocacy that the railways can be the backbone of our economy.
More recently, The Philippine National Railways (PNR) Manila Engineering Division prepared the railway tracks for the reopening of the PNR Acacia-Gov. Pascual in Malabon-Sangandaan in the Caloocan segment of PNR Mainline North.
One way to help alleviate the traffic mess in Metro Manila, according to Jica Senior Representative to the Philippines Tetsuya Yamada, is to develop railway systems in the metropolis.
Train lines are seen as one of the most effective solutions to addressing the need for a mass transit system that is more efficient than buses, jeepneys, taxis and even Internet-based ride-hailing apps.