Project Name
South Commuter Railway Project
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0114-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 4,300.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: South Commuter Railway Project
Source Amount
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 1,670.00 million
TA: South Commuter Railway Project
Source Amount
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Effective gender mainstreaming
The project will support the construction of the 54.6-kilometer (km) Blumentritt-Calamba section of the North-South Commuter Railway connecting Metro Manila and Calamba, located in Laguna Province around 50 km south of Manila. The Project will provide improved connectivity in the public transport network by connecting with all existing LRT/MRT-lines in Metro Manila. It includes a connecting line to the planned Metro Manila Subway, which will improve connectivity by operating direct trains for passengers travelling from Calamba to Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas and Quezon City along the Metro Manila Subway. The new railway line will provide affordable, reliable and safe public transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. The project will be cofinanced by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The government is also constructing the 37 km Tutuban-Malolos section and the 53.1 km Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MFF Facility Concept 0106-PHI). It is also planned to further extend the project toward the north by 17.8 km to connect the New Clark City to Clark.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Local, national, and international connectivity improved

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Efficiency and capacity of transportation along the Manila-Calamba corridor improved

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

New railway line commissioned

Institutional Capacity Strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Binan, Cabuyao, Calamba, City of Muntinlupa, City of Paranaque, Makati City, Manila, Pasay, San Pedro, Santa Rosa, Taguig

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Responsible ADB Officer
Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)


Concept Clearance
22 Dec 2020
Fact Finding
31 Jul 2021 to 28 Feb 2022
01 Apr 2022
09 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
09 Jun 2022


MFF Facility Concept 0114-PHI

Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 6,397.20
ADB 4,300.00
Counterpart 2,097.20
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards - 0.00 0.00 %
Cumulative Disbursements - 0.00 0.00 %
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