The fully-rehabilitated PNR Bicol Express have 3 kinds of coaches : tourist class with reclining seats and in-coach movie and sound systems
Dining car with first class amenities.
The dining car (DC) is a semi-full service dining facility, i.e. with waiter but no kitchen at the moment which can seat 50 people at any one time.
The projected journey of less than ten hours will put the Bicol Express at a competitive advantage with buses which take a full ten hours to make the trip, while offering travelers a superior riding experience at attractive fares.
Full service at 4 round trips a day (with a six-coach, 400-passenger capacity) is expected in September in time for the pilgrimages to the Festival of the Virgin of Peñafrancia.
An additional 16 round trips will start next year.