1977: The Introduction of a Rail Station in the Philippines

January 19, 1977

In the Philippines, Food Terminal Junction station (also known as FTI station) was opened in the city of Taguig in Metro Manila (an area that is officially called the National Capital Region) on the island of Luzon. FTI station is part of the South Main Line serving the larger network of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) on Luzon. Those on hand to welcome the first trains arriving at this station included Eduardo Soliman Jr., executive secretary of Metro Manila; and Nicanor Jimenez, PNR’s general manager.

FTI station was built on the grounds of its namesake Food Terminal Incorporated (FTI), a subsidiary of the Filipino government agency National Food Authority (NFA). FTI is focused primarily on food processing and distribution. FTI is located near several key destinations in that part of Metro Manila. These destinations include Technological University of the Philippines – Taguig Campus; the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital; a series of low-cost housing developments collectively called BLISS Taguig; and one of NFA’s major warehouses.

Photo Credit: LMP 2001 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on transportation in the Philippines, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation_in_the_Philippines

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