Philippines is planning to invest PHP6.5bn ($148m) of the PHP72bn ($1.6bn) Stimulus Package announced by the government this week to upgrade rail systems in the country

The investment will be used to replace old trains o the Light Rail Transit Line 1 and Metro Rail Transit Line 3 as well as to improve the maintenance and operation of the systems.

The project will also include replacing or upgrading the signalling, communication and computer systems that run the trains.

Philippines Department of Transport and Communication (DOTC) also plans to address the breakdown and service interruption by expanding capacity, rehabilitating and rebuilding many of the first-generation LRT trains and buying new trains for MRT-3.

The project involves fixing and replacing the bogeys that hold the suspension and brakes for each of the car, and major track work and replacement of the air conditioning units of the vehicles is also likely to be carried out, DOTC said.

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