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Manila Light Rail Transit System

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Faster way around Manila, with consequences

Not the best way to go around Metro Manila, but faster and cheaper than taking the cab. Schedule is very irregular, but then again this is the Philippines. And since this is the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not the best way to go around Metro Manila, but faster and cheaper than taking the cab. Schedule is very irregular, but then again this is the Philippines. And since this is the Philippines then you must watch your belongings at all times, especially in crowded places such as the MRT. Female foreigners and non-Manilena Filipinas who are planning to... More 

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Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I used to take the MRT to Makati but have stopped using it. Not only do we have so many commuters trying to catch the train to their preferred destinations but we also have trains that are so poorly maintained, the train rides are so unreliable. Moreover, due to the crowd, the stations have become the location of choice for... More 

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Auckland. New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've used a lot of metro rail systems in many different cities and this one is by far the WORST. The trains are frequently late, almost always overcrowded, and stink of feet and other less pleasant odours. And seriously, 1 train every 10 - 15 minutes at rush hour in Manila!? Are you crazy!? There should be a train every... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 518 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not really a "tourist attraction" but rather a survivor's vehicle for getting around Manila. Far better than the city's clunky taxis, reckless jeepneys, and stalled traffic. Fares are inexpensive and the trains are reasonably fast and clean. They are generally packed with commuters though, and you must carefully guard against pickpockets and bag slashers!

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Tammin, Western Australia, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My money bag was slashed and they cut my hand in Malate Manila Now i having all tests done as i dont know what was on what ever they used , have been told by a American who visits there regularly, he says they super glue a old type of razor blade to there finger, Ill never go Back there.,... More 

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Miri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Oh...Manila, manila, always and forever overcrowded, full of people...what to mentioned the LRT? I stayed at Kambayan Hotel, near EDSA Pasay. Every time I looked out from my hotel window I can see long queue and endless human-line to the station..I wouldn't dare to try at first but I told myself why shouldn't I? So I did.. I follow the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I sometimes appear tobe the only white guy riding on the MRT / LRT as i make my way around manila. From early morning to late evening iyou are packed like sardines in a tin. Always overcrowded and sometimes claustraphobic. There are many stories of pick pockets or of being robbed, but I have not experienced anything like that. But... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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

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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