The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has commenced construction on the PHP73 billion South Commuter Railway Project (SCRP), also known as the Alabang-Calamba section of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR).

The 32-km-long elevated line will be built along the Philippine National Railways’ (PNR) existing route. Works will be carried out under three contract packages covering railway viaduct structures and elevated stations along the 8.5 km section from Alabang to Muntinlupa, the 12.8 km section between San Pedro, Pacita, Biñan, and Santa Rosa, as well as the 10.25 km stretch between Cabuyao, Banlic, and Calamba.

Construction will be overseen by a joint venture (JV) comprising Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company Limited and Dong-Ah Geological Engineering Company Limited. Works under the third package will be completed by October 2027 while works under the first two packages will be completed by April 2028.

Once operational, the NSCR will have 35 stations and will feature 51 commuter train sets along with seven express train sets. The rail project is being co-financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).