Giving Life a new to the abandoned railway line to the north, NORTHRAIL will support the further development of the former Clark Air Base, particulary the Clark International Airport (CIA).

Institustional Setup. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the government agency responsible for the Manila-Clark-Subic economic zone, was the main proponent of the project with the support of the Philippine National Railways.

In 1995, the North Luzon Railways Corporation (h) was formed and organized by the Bases Conversion and Developmen Authority (BCDA) thru the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as wholly owned subsidiary to revive the abandoned Project is also part of Subic Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) Project, which is an intergal component of the W-Growth Corridor concept fr North Luzo. While NORTHRAIL is subsidiary of BCDA, Executive Order No. 232 Series of 2003 directed the DOTC Secretary to exercise oversight functions over NORTHRAIL and the Northrail Project. Subsequently, NORTHRAIL was attached to the Department of Transportion and Communications by virtue of Executive Order no. 859 Series of 2010 issued by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The task of clearing Section 1 was made possible with NORTHRAIL's close coordination with other government agencies such as National Housing Authority, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, Commision on Human Rights, Audit, Department of Transportation and Communications and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).