SMEC, in association with Oriental Consultants Global, has been engaged as General Consultant to manage and supervise the construction of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) in the Philippines.
Following the successful completion and approval of the civil works design in early 2017, SMEC has again been contracted for the next phase of the project, undertaking construction supervision, design review, tender assistance and facilitation of the Environment Management Plan, Environment Monitoring Plan and Resettlement Action Plan.
Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the NSCR is a 38 km long commuter railway line that connects Malolos in the Province of Bulacan to Tutuban in Manila. The NSCR is part of an overall initiative by the Philippine government to expand the existing mass transportation in metropolitan Manila and adjacent areas, and alleviate serious traffic congestion in and around the capital city. It is expected to benefit 200,000 commuters.
The NSCR comprises:
- Over 30 km of viaduct/ bridges
- A 7 km long elevated embankment
- Seven river railway bridges and one highway crossing
- A depot, workshop and operations control centre
- 10 rail stations with the provision for five additional stations in the future
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