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Technical Specifications of the DOST Hybrid Electric Train (HET)

Requested from DOST by Matthew Gan at 06:58 PM on Apr 24, 2019.
Purpose: Research and documentation
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 04/24/2019
Tracking no: #DOST-948010508964

Matthew 06:58 PM, Apr 24, 2019

Hi! I would like to request for the technical specifications of the DOST Hybrid Electric Train (HET) that recently had a test run earlier today on April 24, 2019 on the PNR tracks. 

Specifically, I would like to request for the exact dimensions of the trainsets, platform height, weight, decceleration, acceleration, traction, and specifications on the power and battery systems.

My main purpose for requesting this information is to document the train's technical details on its own Wikipedia page, where other researchers may be able to use the data in various fields of scientific research.
September 21, 2019

Dear Matthew Gan,


Thank you for your request dated Apr 24, 2019 06:58:33 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Technical Specifications of the DOST Hybrid Electric Train (HET).

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have [some of]* the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) at (02) 837-0613, or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal.

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