Clark to deploy road train
Clark Development Corp. and the Science and Technology Department on Tuesday signed a memorandum of agreement to deploy a light hybrid road train inside Clark Freeport.
CDC president Arthur Tugade said the 160-passenger light hybrid road train would address the transportation needs of the increasing number of workers inside the Freeport.
The train aims to provide the commuters in the Freeport reliable, economical, safe, smart and “green” transportation mode, he said.
The light hybrid road train is set to undergo functional and performance testing om October. The trial period would run for one year with CDC allotting P1 million for the entire process.
The train will have five coaches linked to one another. One coach is dedicated for the engine and power mechanisms and instruments, while the other four coaches can each accommodate 40 to 45 passengers each. Made by Filipino-engineers, the bus-like train can run with a maximum speed of 50 kilometers an hour.