A Php21 billion (US$440.2 million) project has been awarded to Hyundai Rotem Co. to construct a subway linking a train station in Manila all the way up to Bulacan.
Hyundai Rotem is A train-making company affiliated with Hyundai Motors. The subway pROject is in partnership with local company ULC.
Hyundai will also be providing the trains (pictured above) that will run on the subway. Hundreds of thousands of workers travel every day from the north to Manila to report to work so this should reduce the travel time especially if it will be connected to the MRT lines. The project is set for deployment in 2019.
In related news, Kompac Oil of Dubai is planning on a Php716 billion railway system from Manila to Pangasinan (see story here).