Title: Philippines: Urban Passenger Rail

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: May 1, 2015

Region: South Asia

Country: Philippines

Sector: Transportation

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, PPP Cycle, PPP Reference Guide, Online Guide, Transport, Urban transport, Rail


Document Summary:

This series showcases how the World Bank Group supports the development and implementation of public-private partnerships. This support comes in the form of public sector loans, private sector finance, sector and transaction advice, guarantees, and output-based aid.

Document Details:

Severe traffic congestion and environmental degradation characterize Metro Manila, particularly at the city center where high density development continues. Urban sprawl has spilled over onto surrounding provinces that are within daily commuting distance, with population in these areas now reaching 5 million. About 22.5 million motorized trips are made each day—70 percent of which are taken on public transportation. Urban rail services provide a more efficient alternative to road-based services, but Metro Manila’s mass/light rail transit (M/LRT) network needs to be expanded in reach and capacity to significantly increase daily passenger volumes. 


WB. 2015b. “Philippines: Urban Passenger Rail.” Public-Private Partnerships Briefs. Washington, DC: World Bank. [#4429]

Updated: June 27, 2022