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Manila Light Rail Transit System

Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Chinatown)
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Ranked #21 of 30 activities in Manila
Type: Public Transportation Systems
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

the trains are always OVERCROWDED even during non-rush hours and on weekends and even holidays. Using this mode of transport on your daily basis poses health hazards and increases your risks of getting tuberculosis or pneumonia

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

On the road or on the rail, it has its negative and positive sides. Yet to choose for the rail it is much faster though there are still flaws. Queue for LRT gives little convenience than down the road. Besides, it is cheaper to sum it all.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Conveniences: - If you are looking for a cheap and slightly convenient way of travelling, LRT is a good choice. At no more than 15 pesos per trip, the LRT is way cheaper than other modes of transport. - Some malls are located conveniently close to the LRT system. These include SM Megamall (largest in Southeast Asia) (Ortigas station), TriNoma... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Riding an LRT or MRT is actually a benefit to commuters because it is fast, cheap fare, convenient in some ways but due to large population of Metro Manila, thus, the problem starts. Most of the people are always in a hurry at rush hour and everybody wants to reach their destination at fastest way possible, they have forgotten one... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Whoever manages the gaps in between the train arrivals (which are inconsistent) is stupid! Jampacked people during non rush hours or even on school holidays!?! What the!

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

What a joke, always people packed in like sardines even during non-rush hour. Whoever planned this is obviously a useless beauracrat, they simply dont have enough trains ! Trains are a pick pocketers paradise, I have ridden this thing maybe 6 or 7 times and the most recent time some scum bag stole my phone, if you have to ride... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

ONLY if u are in a hurry, then use it. IF not use jeepney,hundred of them. Driver & passengers are helpful to give u direction, BUT make sure u do write down your destination as reading by oneself is better than listening from another. BE EXTRA CAREFUL during rush hour in this trains - pick-pocket ! They are much much... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Traffic is the most trouble issue in Manila. LRT is recommended only for non-peak hours because it is too jamed to go through the security check and get in the compartments during peak hours. Besides, the coverage shall improve given that more stations will be built in future.

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

After taking super efficient subways in Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, I was disappointed in the Manila MRT. Not only is it above ground, the trains are only about 5-6 cars long, don't really go anywhere and are continually jammed packed! You will not have a place to sit and need to be aware of pick pockets. Unfortunately the... More

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Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

It is very crowded, last time i rode on it i felt like a sardine. Better hang on too, stopping and going is not as smooth as my experience in nyc or other cities. Overall though, who am i to complai, its faster and cheaper than anything else

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