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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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Manila, Philippines
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

LRT1: It' s been there since I was a child & it' s been safe for me so far-thank God!! I still prefer to ride on it whenever I would go North or East from my place because it s faster/ wise travel expense & safer. It s crowded, true, but it is far best than riding on jeepneys if... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

always crowded but very cheap way to cover long distances fast and safely this is the way to go -and for seniors proceed to the very first car because it is reserved for senior's and women with small children and the handicapped -the Philippines always gives priority to senior citizen regardless if local or foreigners

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 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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411 reviews 411 reviews
234 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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