The Philippine National Railways (PNR) over the weekend officially reopened its San Pablo-Lucena Inter-provincial Commuter Service, with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade leading the event.
Almost a decade after its last operation in October 2013, the public can start taking the San Pablo-Lucena line operations started Sunday, June 26, the day after the official reopening, the PNR said.
In a media release Saturday, the PNR announced that through the said commuter line, travel time between San Pablo and Lucena will be reduced to 30 minutes from the usual one-hour travel time.
The 44-kilometer inter-provincial railway commuter line is vital in restoring the PNR Bicol or "Bicol Express," which will link Metro Manila and the provinces in Southern Luzon, including Laguna, Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon.
“Few days left before the Duterte Administration's term comes to an end, our enthusiasm and commitment to give a more convenient and comfortable life to every Filipino remain firm,” the statement further said.
“Indeed, this is the legacy that the Duterte administration and the DOTr, under the leadership of Secretary Art Tugade, will leave behind,” it added. —/mbmf
The PNR San Pablo-Lucena line will have two (2) terminal stations and four (4) flag stops in-between, and is envisioned to provide comfortable travel experience to Filipino commuters.
PNR San Pablo - Lucena Schedules
- 5:00 AM / 9:00AM / 1:30PM/ 5:30PM
From San Pablo
- 7:00 AM/ 11:00AM/ 3:30 PM/ 7:30 PM
PNR San Pablo - Lucena Stations and Fares
- San Pablo - Tiaong (Lalig) Php15.00
- San Pablo - Candelaria Php25.00
- San Pablo - Lutucan Php35.00
- San Pablo - Sariaya Php40.00
- San Pablo - Lucena Php50.00
Discounted Rates for Students and Senior Citizens
- San Pablo - Tiaong (Lalig) Php12.00
- San Pablo - Candelaria Php20.00
- San Pablo - Lutucan Php28.00
- San Pablo - Sariaya Php32.00
- San Pablo - Lucena Php40.00
The PNR Lucena-San Pablo Commuter Line is part of the 560-kilometer PNR Bicol Express that links the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila to Southern Luzon. It is projected to be operational by 2027 with 35 stations traversing through Metro Manila and the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon.
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN SAN PABLO, LAGUNA
Lakes Pandin and Yambo
These twin crater lakes are part of the Seven Lakes of San Pablo. It’s a very relaxing place where you can go on a bamboo raft adventure. It’ll take you about a 15-minute trek going to the lake.
Another natural tourist spot to visit in San Pablo is Bato Springs. It has a mini man-made waterfall, lush greeneries, and swimming pools perfect for a weekend getaway just a few hours away from Metro Manila.
ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN LUCENA, QUEZON
Museo Diocesano de LucenaSee museum displays and religious artifacts at the Museo Diocesano de Lucena. In a year, they hold parish events and exhibits too.
Saint Ferdinand CathedralThis Roman Catholic cathedral serves as the seat of the bishop of Lucena. The cathedral is named after St. Ferdinand III of Castile. Churchgoers may visit this when touring around Lucena.
ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA
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