The Clark International Airport Will Have Its Own Underground Train Station
Located in front of the new terminal!
(SPOT.ph) Getting to the airport when you're traveling from Metro Manila can sometimes take longer than the flight you're about to take. The unofficial reason Pinoy families leave so many hours before their flight is traffic—something we may not have to worry about as much with the Clark International Airport. This northern gateway will have an underground train station as part of the North-South Commuter Railway! Yup, that means you can hop on a train straight to the airport.
What we know so far about the Clark International Airport's underground railway station:
The underground train station will be located in front of the Clark International Airport in Mabalacat, Pampanga, said Department of Transportation chief Art Tugade. This station is part of the North-South Commuter Railway's (NSCR) PNR Clark Phase 2, dubbed by Tugade as "the country’s first-ever airport railway express service."
PNR Clark Phase 2 will stretch across six stations—Calumpit, Apalit, San Fernando, Angeles, Clark, the Clark International Airport (CRK)—from Malolos, Bulacan to Clark, Pampanga. This phase was at an overall progress rate of 32% In July, said the transport chief.
PNR Clark Phase 1 will in turn connect Malolos, Bulacan to Tutuban, Manila. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recorded a 48% progress rate for this one in July.
A third phase of the NSCR railway will connect Tutuban to Calamba, Laguna. Overall, the NSCR project will give us almost 150 kilometers worth of track from Calamba all the way to Clark, using both old stations of the Philippine National Railway, and new ones—like the underground one for CRK!
The Clark International Airport was first opened in 1996. A new terminal was completed in October 2020. The expansion aims to bring up the airport's annual passenger volume from 4.2 million to 12.2 million. And with a train station coming along, too, it looks like this new gateway is shaping up to be very accessible!
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