Dalian Locomotive - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Dalian Locomotive


Dalian confident Chinese trains for MRT will pass weight test

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Li Depu of China-based Dalian says they are subjecting their trains to a test by the German-based TUV Rheinland to refute allegations they are too heavy for the MRT's tracks

OVERWEIGHT? Dalian CRRC general manager for overseas business Li Depu says their trains for Manila's MRT will pass the weight test conducted by TUV Rheinland. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Busan Universal Rail calls DOTr's move to end contract 'unfair'

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Korean Filipino maintenance service provider says it should not be blamed for every MRT3 glitch but transportation official Cesar Chavez says most train issues are due to poor maintenance

'UNFAIR.' The Depertment of Transportation is set to terminate the contract with Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI) for the rising number of train service interruptions. BURI calls this move 'unfair.' Rappler graphic by Nico Villarete

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

Dec 14, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The joint venture that maintains the MRT says restoration works have increased to 22 the number of trains in operation as of end November

NEW TRAIN SET. The DOTr received two new coaches from Dalian, China, on February 19, 2016, allowing it to complete assembly this weekend. Photo from DOTr

Longer MRT trains fully operational by mid-2017 – DOTr

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Transportation says it is awaiting the delivery of the power supply for the 4 car trains which would take an additional 12 months

Photo by Mick Basa

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The appellate court says the MRT3 owners claims are merely self serving and uncorroborated by independent witnesses

DROP IT. The country's transportation department is demanding the Robert John Sobrepeña-controlled MRT Holdings, Incorporated II to drop its bid to stop the addition of 48 new train cars to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) system. File photo from DOTC

DOTC sees launch of new MRT3 train by April

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:18 PM

The new train is part of the MRT3 expansion project set to be completed in January 2017

Photo from DOTC

New MRT train expected to start running by end-March

Jan 18, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Tests have started on the 2nd coach imported from China – part of the DOTC s project to increase the MRT s capacity to serve over 800 000 passengers daily

BETTER SERVICE? One of the Dalian MRT3 train cars that will be delivered as part of the DOTC's MRT3 capacity expansion project. Photo from DOTC

DOTC to expedite testing of MRT3 prototype train car

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the MRT3 team will meet with suppliers to explore ways to provide more trains to the public ahead of schedule

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

New MRT3 prototype train car to arrive in August

Jul 23, 2015 - 5:23 PM

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the delivery of new MRT3 prototype train car will result in lesser maintenance requirement for the ailing railway system

LESSER MAINTENANCE? This new MRT3 prototype train car will be delivered in the Philippines by August. Photos from DOTC

DOTC to get new MRT3 trains starting January 2016

Jun 23, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED MRT3 passengers will have to wait a little bit longer as the delivery of new train coaches is set to begin in January 2016 instead of late 2015

LONG WAIT. The government will only start receiving three new train coaches for MRT3 in January next year. File photo by AFP

Gov’t: Pending cases not dampening investors’ confidence in PPP

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Investors are assured that legal remedies are available and a level playing field is in place to bid for major infrastructure projects

PENDING. Among the latest PPP projects to be put on hold is the awarding of the Cavite-Laguna project. Photo from the PPP Center

DOTC: Gov't saved P3.35B in MRT bid

May 04, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Abaya says the decision to bid the project out instead of awarding the contract to Inekon through a negotiated bid resulted in government savings

Chinese firm says 'capable' to supply new MRT trains

Feb 17, 2014 - 7:37 PM

The company issues a statement after a shareholder of the MRT operator filed a case to stop the DOTC from pursuing the MRT capacity expansion project

MRT3 EXPANSION. Dalian Locomotive says it is capable – both in financial capacity and expertise – to supply the MRT3 upgrade. File Photo from AFP

DOTC: MRT riders suffer due to blocked capacity upgrade

Feb 09, 2014 - 4:49 PM

DOTC spokesperson says the MRT owners failure to improve services justifies a government take over

MRT EXPANSION SOON? A DOTC team has declared a Chinese firm 'fit' to proceed with the expansion of the MRT-3. File photo by AFP

Chinese firm 'fit' for MRT expansion project

Nov 04, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Dalian Locomotive Rolling Stock Co CNR Group is now undergoing a post qualification process and will likely be awarded notice to proceed with the project

MRT EXPANSION SOON? A DOTC team has declared a Chinese firm 'fit' to proceed with the expansion of the MRT-3. File photo by AFP

Govt hires consultant to review MRT-3 deal

Oct 21, 2013 - 5:54 PM

The Philippine government hires Barry Gardner an international rail consultant to review the controversial purchase of MRT 3 train cars

REVIEW. The government hires an international consultant to review the controversial purchase of train cars for the MRT-3 system. File photo by AFP