First of all, lets get one thing straight.
Manila is a city of adventurers, what is your passion?, do you like exploring?
A lot of people visiting Manila do not understand the transportation system very well, but is very important to know what transport to use where and when in Manila.
or let me just say, they do not understand what kind of transportation system to use when they need to go fast.
In Manila the best transportation system to use when you really need close down travel gaps or distances is the train.
in Manila you have options of train companies with several rail ways that make travels seem easy, at least they give a good head start.
The few train companies are :
The Philippine National Railway.
Popularly known as PNR is simply the most extensive intrasland railway in Luzon the largest part of the Philippines.
Its commuters are Metro Manila and Bicol Region, the Bicol railway runs deep into Naga City straight into Camarines Sur and at the moment seems to be the only PNR operating.
Speaking of the Camarines Sur province it’s a very beautiful place to visit as well.
Forgive me for diverting, PNR has suspended all activities at the moment except for bicol so thats what it is.
Do not get your hopes down because more is coming.
And here goes more Railways:
MRT and LRT
Lets talk about Mass Rapid Transit System popularly known as MRT.
MRT offers services in the metropolitan area of the capital region with a population of 18 million people.
Yea i know right? is crazy as they run service all week long .
the line opens 5;30 am Philippine time and closes 11:00 pm on weekdays
and 5:30 am to 10:00 pm on weekends.
MRT stations runs from Edsa (taft avenue) to North (Quozon city)
MRT stations include:
Taft Avenue, Magellanes, Ayala, Buendia, Guadalupe, Boni, Shaw, Ortigas, Santolan, Kamuning, Quezon, North.
This from Pasay City, Makati City, Mandaluyong (Pasig City), San Juan, Quezon City.
If your Journey lies along this line then your in for a treat.
But also MRT is not alone, it is accompanied by Light Rail Transit System popularly known as LRT.
LRT run services on 20 different stations on Line 1 which includes:
Edsa(Pasay City), Libertad, Gil Puyat, Vito Cruz, Quirino Avenue, Pedro Gil, United Nations Avenue, Central, Carriedo, Doroteo Jose, Bambang, Tayuman, Blumenttrit, Abad Santos, R papa, 5th Avenue, Monumento, Balintawak, Roosevelt.
Making the journey easy in the city of Manila running more than 20km
LRT line 2 runs between Recto Avenue to Santolan.
Recto, Legarda, Pureza, V.mapa, J ruiz, Gilmore, Belmonte, Araneta Center Cubao, Anonas, Katipunan, Santolan.
Get you journey strait help yourself reduce the stress and avoid traffic, one good thing is trains don,t have traffics, the only transport system in Philippines that gets you their on time.