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Philippine National Railways to meet expert solution providers at the 8th and 9th International Railway Summits

Press release   •   May 21, 2019 08:00 BST

Philippine National Railways, the state-owned railway operator, will receive expert consultation for their current and upcoming projects via bespoke one-to-one meetings at the 8th and 9th International Railway Summits. The 8th International Railway Summit will take place in New Delhi, India on 20-22 November 2019. The 9th edition will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 19-21 February 2020

Philippine National Railways (PNR) is the sole operator of the most extensive railway line (the “Orange Line”) on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines. PNR operate commuter, long haul and freight services on a total of 1,100km of track from La Union to the Bicol Region and Metro Manila.

PNR is currently undertaking a highly ambitious network expansion programme. Preliminary construction began on the largest of the programme’s projects, the North South Commuter Railway Project (NSCR), in January 2019. The NSCR will be an elevated railway running 147km, visiting a total of 36 stations, and providing a direct rail link to Clark International Airport. The new line is projected to reduce travel times by up to 70%.

The North South Railway Project (NSRP) and the 36km Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) the country’s first underground urban rail line, broke ground in February 2019. Additional projects include PNR North 1, PNR North 2, PNR South Commuter, PNR Long Haul, and PNR East-West. The expansion programme will also provide modernised trains and signalling systems.

Celesta Lauta, Manager, Planning, of the Philippine National Railways, will take part in one-to-one meetings with expert solution providers at the 8th International Railway Summit. Junn Magno, CEO of PNR (pictured), will participate in meetings at the 9th International Railway Summit. Both will also take part in formal and informal networking events at the respective summits.

Organisations interested in learning more about International Railway Summit and about how they can participate in the event can visit http://www.irits.org or contact the organisers, IRITS Events.

International Railway Summit is a meeting of senior executives representing the world’s key rail operators, rail infrastructure management companies, national and local governments, rolling stock manufacturers and a wide range of solution providers.

International Railway Summit provides a 'matchmaking' service between rail industry leaders ('buyers') and technical experts, based on buyer delegates' project requirements and the proven expertise of large and small suppliers that we have carefully handpicked. Based on this matchmaking, buyer delegates attend one-to-one consultation sessions with suitable suppliers during the annual summit.

In addition to the one-to-one meetings, delegates also attend a conference programme given by key industry leaders and experts and network over lunches and dinners with their counterparts and industry colleagues from all over the world. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events. 

The 8th edition will take place in New Delhi, India on 20-22 November 2019. The 9th edition will be held in Warsaw, Poland on 19-21 February 2020. International Railway Summit is hosted by IRITS Events Ltd. To find out more visit www.irits.org.

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