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Encyclopedia > Manila Metro Rail Transit System
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
Locale Metro Manila
Transit type(s) Rapid transit
Began operation December 16, 1999
System length 16.95 km
No. of lines 1
No. of stations 13
Daily ridership about 400,000
Track gauge 1435 mm (standard gauge)
Operator Metro Rail Transit Corporation
MRT Train approaching Ayala Station.
MRT Train approaching Ayala Station.
An elevated section of MRT during EDSA's notorious evening rush hour.
The end of the tracks looking towards North Avenue station, with a stabled train awaiting a clear signal to proceed back into the station
The end of the tracks looking towards North Avenue station, with a stabled train awaiting a clear signal to proceed back into the station

The Manila Metro Rail Transit System, popularly known as the MRT, Metrostar Express or Metrostar, is part of the metropolitan rail system in the Metro Manila area of the Philippines, the Strong Republic Transit System (SRTS)[1]. It has a single line, MRT-3 or the Blue Line. Although it has characteristics of light rail, such as the type of rolling stock used, it is more akin to a rapid transit system. It is not related to the Manila Light Rail Transit System, a separate but linked system. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1376x665, 44 KB)Logo of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the greater metropolitan area of the city of Manila, the national capital and largest city in the Philippines. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... km redirects here. ... The dominant rail gauge in each country shown Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... Logo of the MRTC The Metro Rail Transit Corporation is a private consortium responsible for the maintenance of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 900 KB)Manila MRT Train approaching Ayala Station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 900 KB)Manila MRT Train approaching Ayala Station. ... Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Edsa4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Edsa4. ... Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, abbreviated EDSA, is the main highway in Metro Manila, Philippines. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 321 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The end of the MRT tracks beyond North Avenue MRT Station, taken by me (Badudoy) during a recent visit. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 321 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The end of the MRT tracks beyond North Avenue MRT Station, taken by me (Badudoy) during a recent visit. ... North Avenue MRT Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the greater metropolitan area of the city of Manila, the national capital and largest city in the Philippines. ... The Strong Republic Transit System is a project of the Office of the President designed to integrate the rail transport infrastructure already present in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... A railroad car (or, more briefly, car, not to be confused with railcar), also known as an item of rolling stock, is a vehicle on a railroad (or railway) that is not a locomotive — one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered. ... A rapid transit, underground, subway, tube, elevated, or metro(politan) system is a railway—usually in an urban area—with a high capacity and frequency of service, and grade separation from other traffic. ... A Yellow Line train stopping at a station Third generation Yellow Line train heading to EDSA Station The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is the main metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. ...


The MRT forms part of Metro Manila's rail transport infrastructure, known as the Strong Republic Transit System, and overall public transport system. One of its original purposes was to decongest Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), one of Metro Manila's main thoroughfares and home to the MRT, and many commuters who ride the MRT also take road-based public transport, such as buses, to reach the intended destination from an MRT station. MRT has been only partially successful in decongesting EDSA, and congestion is further aggravated by the rising number of motor vehicles.[2] The expansion of the system to cover the entire stretch of EDSA is expected to contribute to current attempts to decongest the thoroughfare and to cut travel times. The Strong Republic Transit System is a project of the Office of the President designed to integrate the rail transport infrastructure already present in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ... Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, abbreviated EDSA, is the main highway in Metro Manila, Philippines. ...


The MRT is operated by the Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC), a private company operating in partnership with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement. Logo of the MRTC The Metro Rail Transit Corporation is a private consortium responsible for the maintenance of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at Komunikasyon), abbreviated as DOTC, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient, and dependable transportation and communications systems as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. ... Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) is a form of project financing, wherein a private entity receives a franchise from the public sector to finance, design, construct, and operate a facility for a specified period, after which ownership is transferred back to the public sector. ...

Contents

The MRT network

  Blue Line
North Avenue
Quezon Avenue
   
Kamuning
   
   
Araneta Center-Cubao
   
Santolan-Annapolis
Ortigas
Shaw Boulevard
   
Boni Avenue
Guadalupe
Buendia
Ayala
Magallanes
Taft Avenue

The single line[3] serves 13 stations on 16.95 kilometres (10.5 mi) of line. It is mostly elevated, with some sections at grade or underground. The line commences at Taft Avenue (Taft on the map) and ends at North Avenue, serving the cities that EDSA passes through: Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Pasig and Quezon City, and the municipality of San Juan. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1376x665, 44 KB)Logo of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... Santolan LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line (MRT-2). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... North Avenue MRT Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Katipunan LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line (MRT-2). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Kamuning MRT Station, also called GMA-Kamanomanimonamandoing MRT Station, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... For the MRT station, see Araneta Center-Cubao MRT Station. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... For the LRT station, see Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... For the LRT station, see Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station. ... Santolan MRT Station or simply called as Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Santolan MRT Station or simply called as Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Ortigas MRT Stationis a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Ortigas MRT Stationis a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Shaw Boulevard MRT Station, also called Shaw for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Shaw Boulevard MRT Station, also called Shaw for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Boni MRT Station or called as Boni Avenue is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Boni MRT Station or called as Boni Avenue is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Guadalupe MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Guadalupe MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Buendia MRT Station is a station underground of EDSA. It is near the Buendia Flyover and Sen. ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Buendia MRT Station is a station underground of EDSA. It is near the Buendia Flyover and Sen. ... Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Magallanes MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Magallanes MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... EDSA LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... File links The following pages link to this file: Park Street (MBTA station) Kenmore (MBTA station) South Station (Boston) Airport (MBTA station) Alewife (MBTA station) Harvard (MBTA station) Porter (MBTA station) Davis (MBTA station) Central (MBTA station) Kendall/MIT (MBTA station) Charles/MGH (MBTA station) JFK/UMass (MBTA station) North... Image File history File links Handicap_reverse. ... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... The following is a list of stations on the Strong Republic Transit System (SRTS), which incorporates the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT), the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT) and the trans-Metro Manila portions of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Northrail and Southrail lines. ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... An at-grade intersection is a junction at which two or more transport axes cross at the same level (or grade). ... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... North Avenue MRT Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito (literally, Makati, We Love It, This Is Ours) Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Makati City Coordinates: 12° 01 N, 14°33, E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Makati City Barangays 33 Incorporated (town) May... The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Pasig (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... The City of San Juan (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Juan) is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ...


Taft Avenue and Araneta Center-Cubao are interchanges with the LRT network, with Taft Avenue connected to EDSA station on the Yellow Line and Araneta Center-Cubao connected to its namesake station on the Purple Line. The line's termini have been designated as transport hubs, where commuters can change to and from take other forms of public transport. For the LRT station, see Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station. ... A Yellow Line train stopping at a station Third generation Yellow Line train heading to EDSA Station The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is the main metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. ... EDSA LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... The Manila LRT Yellow Line is the first metro line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. ... For the MRT station, see Araneta Center-Cubao MRT Station. ... The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. ...


The MRT is open from 5:30 a.m. PST (UTC+8) until 10:30 p.m.[4] Special schedules are announced via the PA system in every station and also in newspapers and other mass media. It is open every day of the year except when announced, and during Holy Week, when it is closed for annual maintenance, owing to fewer commuters and lower levels of traffic congestion on EDSA. Normal operation resumes after Black Saturday or Easter Sunday. Philippine Standard Time (PST) is the name used in the Philippines to describe its location among the worlds time zones. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Holy Week (Latin: Hebdomada Sancta) in Christianity is the last week of Lent. ... Holy Saturday is the day before Easter in the Christian calendar. ... Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two...


History

A metro line on EDSA was envisioned in the plan of Electrowatt Engineering Services of Zürich during the construction of the LRT. The plan consisted of a 150 kilometre network of rapid transit lines spanning all major corridors within 20 years, including a line on EDSA. View of the inner city with the four main churches visible, and the Albis in the backdrop Zürich (German: , Zürich German: Züri , French: , in English generally Zurich, Italian: ) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and...


In the 1990s, the MRTC was awarded a Build-Operate-Transfer contract by the DOTC. The DOTC would have ownership of the system and assume all administrative functions, such as the regulation of fares and operations. The MRTC would have responsibility over construction and maintenance of the system and the procurement of spare parts for trains. In exchange, the DOTC would pay the MRTC monthly fees for a certain number of years to reimburse any incurred costs.[5] Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) is a form of project financing, wherein a private entity receives a franchise from the public sector to finance, design, construct, and operate a facility for a specified period, after which ownership is transferred back to the public sector. ...


Construction started on September 16, 1997 after the MRTC signed an amended turnkey agreement with a consortium of companies, which included Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sumitomo Corporation, and a local company, EEI Corporation, which was subcontracted for civil works. A separate agreement was signed with ČKD on rolling stock. MRTC also retained the services of ICF Kaiser Engineers and Constructors to provide program management and technical oversight of the services for the design, construction management and commissioning.[6] // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) (三菱重工業, Mitsubishi JÅ«kōgyō) TYO: 7011 is a Japanese company. ... Sumitomo Corporation (住友商事, Sumitomo Shōji) TYO: 8053 is a highly built worldwide trading company (Sogo shosha), and is a diversified corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... ÄŒKD Tatra-T3 tram car in Kiev. ...


During construction, the MRTC oversaw the design, construction, equipping, testing, and commissioning, while the DOTC oversaw technical supervision of the project activities covered by the BOT contract between the DOTC and MRTC. The DOTC also sought the services of Systra, a French consultant firm, with regards to the technical competence, experience and track record in the construction and operations.[6]


On December 16, 1999, the initial section, from North Avenue to Buendia, opened, followed on July 20, 2000 by the remainder, from Buendia to Taft Avenue.[7] is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... North Avenue MRT Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Buendia MRT Station is a station underground of EDSA. It is near the Buendia Flyover and Sen. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ...


Ridership was initially far below expectations, since passengers had to climb long flights of stairs to enter a station, and fares were higher than on the LRT.[7] Some stations have been retrofitted with escalators and elevators for easier access, and ridership has increased. By 2004 MRT had the highest ridership of the three lines, with 400,000 passengers daily. Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... A set of lifts in the lower level of a London Underground station. ...


Station facilities, amenities, and services

Taft Avenue Station platform area
Taft Avenue Station platform area
The entrance to Ayala station as seen from the Ayala Center
Bridge linking Taft Avenue Station to the nearby EDSA Station
Bridge linking Taft Avenue Station to the nearby EDSA Station

With the exception of Buendia and the platform level of Ayala stations, all stations are above ground. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 222 KB) Summary Manila MRT Ayala Station Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 222 KB) Summary Manila MRT Ayala Station Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Ayala Center are chain of malls in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 711 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MRT-LRT Connecting Bridge. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 711 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) MRT-LRT Connecting Bridge. ... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... EDSA LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... Buendia MRT Station is a station underground of EDSA. It is near the Buendia Flyover and Sen. ... Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ...


Station layout and accessibility

Stations have a standard layout, with a concourse level and a platform level. The concourse is usually above the platform, with stairs, escalators and elevators leading down to the platform level. The levels are separated by fare gates. Stairs, staircase, stairway, flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... A set of lifts in the lower level of a London Underground station. ...


The concourse contains ticket booths. Some stations, such as Araneta Center-Cubao, are connected at concourse level to nearby buildings, such as shopping malls, for easier accessibility. For the LRT station, see Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station. ...


Stations either have island platforms, such as Taft Avenue and Shaw Boulevard, or side platforms, such as Ortigas and North Avenue. Part of the platform at the front of the train is cordoned off for the use of women, children, elderly and disabled passengers. At side-platform stations passengers may need to enter the concourse area to enter the other platform, while passengers can easily switch sides at stations with island platforms. Stations have toilets at the concourse level. An island platform on a railway describes the situation in which a single platform is placed between two tracks, serving both of them. ... Taft Avenue LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... Shaw Boulevard MRT Station, also called Shaw for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... Side platforms Railway stations on double lines can have side platforms or island platforms. ... Ortigas MRT Stationis a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ... North Avenue MRT Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ...


Most stations are barrier-free inside and outside the station, and trains have spaces for wheelchair-bound passengers. Barrier-free building modification consists of modifying buildings or facilities so that they can be used by the physically disadvantaged or disabled. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Shops and services

Inside the concourse of all stations is at least one stall or stand where people can buy food or drinks. Stalls vary by station, and some have fast food stalls. The number of stalls also varies by station, and stations tend to have a wide variety, especially in stations such as Ayala and Shaw Boulevard. Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ...


Stations such as Taft Avenue and North Avenue are connected to or are near shopping malls and/or other large shopping areas, where commuters are offered more shopping varieties.


In cooperation with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, passengers are offered a copy of the Inquirer Libre, a free, tabloid-size, Tagalog version of the Inquirer, which is available from 6 am at Santolan, Ortigas, Buendia and Ayala stations. The Philippine Daily Inquirer logo. ... The Inquirer Libre is a free (Libre is Filipino for free), bilingual (Tagalog and English) tabloid published in the Philippines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Santolan MRT Station or simply called as Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line (MRT-3). ...


Safety

The MRT has always presented itself as a safe system to travel in. So far, this has been affirmed by the MRTC, the contractors who built the MRT and even the government, and the MRT has since been able to live up to that reputation. Safety notices in both English and Tagalog are also a common sight at MRT stations and inside MRT trains. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Incidents and accidents

Incidents and accidents are rare aboard the MRT, but there have been notable events throughout the MRT's history:

Date Station Event
June 28, 2004 Guadalupe and Boni A catenary wire broke between Guadalupe and Boni stations, causing an MRT train to stop between the two stations. Passengers panicked inside the train and a minor stampede was reported, although no one was hurt. The wire was believed to have broken due to a fluctuation in the MRT's power supply. Because of the incident, all MRT services from Taft Avenue to Shaw Boulevard were temporarily suspended.[8]
August 12, 2004 Kamuning Another catenary wire broke near Kamuning station, where a southbound train headed from Quezon Avenue station was stranded, forcing the passengers inside the train to walk to Kamuning station. Service was suspended from Shaw Boulevard to North Avenue, with commuters also asking whether the incident was purely mechanical or incidental, as some claim that the malfunctions were used to justify the MRTC's call for higher fares.[9]
February 14, 2005 Ayala A bomb exploded in an apparent terrorist attack on Valentine's Day at the bus stop just below Ayala station, with an unknown death toll. The Abu Sayyaf took responsibility for the bombings, which included attacks in Davao City and General Santos City that occurred at the same time as the bombing below the MRT. It is unknown whether any MRT passengers were hurt or killed in the bombing. The Abu Sayyaf claims that the bombing is their "Valentine's gift" to the President. Three suspects, one an Indonesian, were sentenced to death on October 28, 2005 for their actions.[10][11]
September 22, 2005 Araneta Center-Cubao Strong winds caused a portion of an advertisement billboard's tarpaulin to fall onto the MRT's overhead wires. Because of the incident, thousands of commuters were forced to take alternate forms of transportation, causing massive traffic jams on EDSA. All MRT services from Shaw Boulevard to North Avenue were also temporarily suspended.[12]
August 21, 2006 Boni Strong winds caused the collapse of an advertising billboard onto Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, with part of the billboard landing on the roof of Boni station at around 3:30 am PST. Three lanes of EDSA were closed due to the incident, which caused massive traffic jams, while power had to be cut for a few hours after the incident, since portions of the billboard were entangled in the power wires. MRT services were not interrupted.[13]
October 22, 2006 Ortigas An unidentified man was run over by an MRT train near Ortigas station around 9:00 pm PST after he was believed to have jumped off a nearby flyover. The man, according to witnesses, was a "rugby boy", or a boy high on "rugby" (rubber cement), and was believed to be intoxicated at the time of the jump. MRT operations were suspended for about ten minutes due to the incident.[14]

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Rules

Passengers at MRT stations are advised to not stay too close to the edge of the platforms to avoid falling onto the tracks. Passengers are prohibited from eating, drinking or smoking inside the platform area of all MRT stations and inside the trains. Bags are also inspected for prohibited goods, such as chemicals and knives. Passengers are also inspected by guards using a handheld metal detector. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Inductive sensor. ...


For safety and security reasons, persons who are visibly intoxicated, insane and/or under the influence of controlled substances, persons carrying flammable materials and/or explosives, persons carrying bulky objects or items over 1.5 metres (5 ft) tall and/or wide, and persons bringing pets and/or other animals are prohibited from entering the MRT. Passengers are also prohibited from entering the MRT if bringing products in tin cans, citing the possibility of home-made bombs being concealed inside the cans.[15] ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb produced in the United States. ...


Security

In response to the Rizal Day bombings and the September 11th attacks, security has been stepped up onboard the MRT. The Philippine National Police has a special MRT police force,[16] and security police provided by private companies can be found in all MRT stations. All MRT stations have a head guard. The Rizal Day bombings were a series of bombings that occurred in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines on December 30, 2000 within a span of a few hours killing 22 and injuring about a hundred. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The PNP seal The Philippine National Police is the national police force of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Security police are those persons, usually employed by a governmental agency, who provide police and security services to their properties. ...


The MRT also employs the use of closed-circuit television inside all stations to monitor suspicious activities and to assure safety and security aboard the line. Surveillance cameras. ...


Passengers are also advised to look out for thieves, who can take advantage of the crowding aboard MRT trains. Wanted posters are posted at all MRT stations to help commuters identify known thieves. Wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth and accomplices for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ...


Fares and Ticketing

A sample MRT stored-value ticket bearing the face of former President Joseph Estrada.
A sample MRT stored-value ticket bearing the face of former President Joseph Estrada.

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Fare structure

The MRT only uses one fare structure for both single-journey and stored-value ticket holders. Commuters who ride the MRT are charged 10 pesos for the first three stations, 11 pesos for 4-5 stations, 12 pesos for 6-8 stations, 14 pesos for 9-11 stations and 15 pesos for 12 stations or the entire line. Children below 1.02 metres (3 ft 4.4 in) (the height of a fare gate) may ride for free on the MRT.


Types of tickets

Two types of MRT tickets exist: a single-journey (one-way) ticket whose cost is dependent on the destination, and a stored-value (multiple-use) ticket for 100 pesos. A 200-peso stored-value ticket was issued in the past, but has since been phased out. The single-journey ticket is valid only on the date of purchase. Meanwhile, the stored-value ticket is valid for three months from date of purchase when unused and for one month from date it was first used.


MRT tickets come in three incarnations: one bearing the portrait of Joseph Estrada, which have since been phased out, although some tickets have been recycled due to ticket shortages,[17] one bearing the portrait of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and one bearing the logos of the DOTC and the MRTC. In the past, the MRT was also forced, other than recycling the old "Erap tickets", to borrow stored-value tickets from the LRT, due to the same ticket shortages.[18] Joseph Ejercito Estrada, more popularly known as Erap (born Jose Marcelo Ejercito on April 19, 1937), is a popular former film actor in the Philippines and was the 13th President of the Philippines from June 30, 1998 to January 20, 2001. ... Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials G.M.A., is the 14th and current president of the Philippines. ... The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at Komunikasyon), abbreviated as DOTC, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient, and dependable transportation and communications systems as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. ...


Because of the ticket shortages, it is now common practice for regular MRT passengers to purchase several stored-value tickets at a time, since passengers would not know when or what station the tickets would be available at. Although new stored-value tickets have arrived, passengers still complain of a lack of tickets at stations.[19] Passengers also complain of a shortage of single-journey tickets, with long lines at MRT ticket booths already common and with the MRTC having to alleviate the ticket shortages through alternate means.[20]


The Flash Pass

Main article: The Flash Pass
A sample Flash Pass Card
A sample Flash Pass Card

The system formerly utilized the "Flash Pass", a pass for use on all three rapid transit lines in the Metro Manila area (the Yellow, Purple and Blue Lines). The pass costs 250 pesos and may be used for multiple rides on any of the metro lines for one week. The system was introduced on April 19, 2004.[21] A Yellow Line train stopping at a station Third generation Yellow Line train heading to EDSA Station The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is the main metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links FlashPass_Card. ... Image File history File links FlashPass_Card. ... Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the greater metropolitan area of the city of Manila, the national capital and largest city in the Philippines. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A Flash Pass consists of two parts: a card, known as a Flash Pass Card, and a ticket, known as a Flash Pass Coupon. Both components are complementary: a Flash Pass Card is issued when buying a Flash Pass Coupon for the first time, and a Flash Pass Coupon must be used with its corresponding Flash Pass Card. The one-week validity period of a Flash Pass Coupon only corresponds to the Flash Pass Coupon, since a Flash Pass Card does not expire.


It was believed that the Flash Pass was a precursor to a unified ticketing system utilizing contactless smart cards, similar to the Octopus card in Hong Kong and the EZ-Link card in Singapore.[22][23] However, this project has since been dropped.[24] Instead, passengers simply show their Flash Pass coupon to the gatekeeper who will manually open the gate once validated. Smart card used for health insurance in France. ... Obverse side of a standard adult card. ... A standard adult EZ-Link card. ...


G-Pass

The G-Pass featured on the Inquirer Libre.
The G-Pass featured on the Inquirer Libre.

In July 2006, Globe Telecom introduced the G-Pass as an alternative to entering the MRT. The G-Pass uses a stored-value RFID chip that is tapped on a sensor on top of the fare gates upon entry and exit from the MRT, instead of a ticket which is inserted through the gate's ticket slot. The chip can be reloaded with MRT fare credits using G-Cash or through a G-Pass reloading booth usually located near a station's ticket counters. The product is not exclusive to Globe subscribers; however, being a Globe subscriber avoids the queues when reloading a G-Pass, since Globe subscribers can reload using G-Cash. A G-Pass costs 100 pesos, with 50 pesos worth of free credits upon initial purchase. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (809x977, 195 KB) Front cover of the Inquirer Libre discussing the new G-Pass used on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (809x977, 195 KB) Front cover of the Inquirer Libre discussing the new G-Pass used on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... The Inquirer Libre is a free (Libre is Filipino for free), bilingual (Tagalog and English) tabloid published in the Philippines. ... Globe Telecom (PSE: GLO), commonly known as Globe, is the second-largest telecommunications company in the Philippines. ... An EPC RFID tag used for Wal-Mart Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. ...


While G-Passes can be purchased at all MRT stations, RFID sensors for these passes have only been installed at MRT stations from Ayala to Araneta Center-Cubao. Installation of G-Pass readers at remaining MRT stations is ongoing, but no formal deadline has been announced by Globe. To use a G-Pass, at least 16 pesos worth of credits must remain in the chip, corresponding to the maximum MRT fare of the same amount because the system deducts credits after exiting the station of your destination. A maximum of 2000 pesos can be loaded on a g-pass. No plans have been made whether the G-Pass will be instituted on the LRT.[25]


Smart Money Pay Pass

In March 2007, Globe's main competitor Smart has forged a partnership with MetroPass systems to allow MRT passengers to use the upcoming Smart Money PayPass card to pay for their ride. The system has not been installed yet on any MRT station and no formal date has been set as to when this method of payment will be rolled-out. [26] Smart Communications, Inc. ...

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Rolling stock

MRT train with GE Money Bank wrap advertising
MRT train with GE Money Bank wrap advertising
Interior of an MRT train
Interior of an MRT train

The MRT runs light rail vehicles made in the Czech Republic by ČKD (now part of Siemens AG) in a three-car configuration. The trains are a gift from the Czech government.[27] Trains have a capacity of 957 passengers, which is less than the normal capacity of LRT rolling stock. Unlike original Yellow Line stock at the time, MRT trains came with air conditioning. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 804 KB) Manila MRT Train with wrap advertising at North Avenue Station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 804 KB) Manila MRT Train with wrap advertising at North Avenue Station. ... GE Capital Bank is a brand of GE Consumer Finance, part of the General Electric Company. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 878 KB) Inside a Manila MRT Train I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 878 KB) Inside a Manila MRT Train I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... ÄŒKD Tatra-T3 tram car in Kiev. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest companies and Europes largest engineering firm. ... The Czech political scene supports a broad spectrum of parties ranging from the semi-reformed Communist Party on the far left to various nationalistic parties on the extreme right. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ...


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As of 2006, the Department of Transportation and Communications has sealed a deal with the city government of Vienna to obtain 48 second-hand Vienna U-Bahn trains as part of the MRT's expansion program, designed to expand the MRT's current capacity of 23,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd) to 48,000 pphpd. The trains are a donation from the Vienna city government. It is unclear, however, when the trains will arrive and enter service.[28] “Wien” redirects here. ... Vienna U-Bahn logo The Vienna U-Bahn is a rapid transit (Metro) system consisting of five lines mostly running underground, except for the central section of line U6, which runs above ground on the viaduct of the old Vienna Stadtbahn. ...


Depot

The MRT maintains an underground depot in Quezon City, near North Avenue station. It occupies 84,444 square meters (908,948 sq ft) of space and serves as the headquarters for light and heavy maintenance of the MRT, as well as the operations of the system in general. It is connected to the main MRT network by a spur line. Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square foot is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 foot long. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: Spur Spur may refer to one of the following. ...


The depot is capable of storing 81 light rail vehicles, with the option to expand to include 40 more vehicles as demand arises. They are parked on nine sets of tracks, which converge onto the spur route and later on to the main network.


Future expansion

Although much of the MRT has already been built, the route envisioned by the DOTC and the government in general was for the MRT to traverse the entire length of EDSA, eventually connecting to the Yellow Line at Monumento in Caloocan City. So far, the northern extension of the line has not yet been built and efforts to bid the extension by the Department of Transportation and Communications have stalled. The deadline for the start of construction, 2004, has since been moved to 2007.[29] Monumento LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). ... The City of Caloocan, (Filipino: Lungsod ng Kalookan; alternative spelling: Kalookan City), is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at Komunikasyon), abbreviated as DOTC, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient, and dependable transportation and communications systems as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. ...


In the early 2000s, the Department of Justice ruled that a supplementary agreement entered that in 1999 between the DOTC and Metro Rail Transit Corporation, the consortium of companies that built the already-existing portions of the MRT, had lapsed, and as such shall be subject to public bidding.[30] MRTC subsequently appealed the case to the DOTC, which was later denied, and has even said that if the bidding pushes through, conditions would have to be inserted which would be in favor of MRTC.[31] The DOTC countered, claiming that there are legal mechanisms that give the department the authority to compel MRTC to build the extension.[32] Department of Justice logo The Department of Justice or DOJ is a national department of the Philippines. ...


The National Economic and Development Authority and even President Arroyo herself have said that the MRT-LRT link at Monumento is a national priority, since it would not only provide seamless service between the LRT and the MRT, but would also help decongest Metro Manila.[33] It is estimated that by 2010, if the extension is completed, some 684,000 commuters would use the MRT everyday from the present 400,000, and traffic congestion on EDSA would be cut by as much as fifty percent.[34] The National Economic and Development Authority (Filipino: Pambansang Pangasiwaan sa Kabuhayan at Pagpapaunlad), abbreviated as NEDA, is an independent cabinet-level agency of the Philippine government responsible for economic development and planning. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Recent developments however indicate that the national government is no longer keen in extending the Blue Line northwards. Instead, what is prioritized is the eastward extension of the Yellow Line towards North Avenue, traversing through EDSA, in order to link up the two systems. It is envisaged that the Termini for the Blue and Yellow Lines will connect with the Terminus of the proposed MRT-7, which will link Quezon City, Caloocan (north), and San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.


References

  1. ^ GMA Launches transit system, Philippine Star, July 15, 2003
  2. ^ NUMBER OF MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED: Comparative, JAN.- DEC. 2003, 2004, 2005, Land Transportation Office, January 23, 2006
  3. ^ Route Map, Metro Rail Transit Corporation Passenger Information, retrieved July 7, 2006
  4. ^ Operating Hours and Train Schedule, Metro Rail Transit Corporation Passenger Information, retrieved July 7, 2006
  5. ^ Background, Metro Rail Transit Corporation History, retrieved July 7, 2006
  6. ^ a b Construction, Metro Rail Transit Corporation History, retrieved July 7, 2006
  7. ^ a b MANILA Mass Rail Transit (MRT), UrbanRail.Net, retrieved July 7, 2006
  8. ^ Short circuit stops MRT, causes panic, Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 28, 2004
  9. ^ Cut cable stalls MRT train again, Manila Times, August 13, 2004
  10. ^ Bloody Valentine: 11 killed in 3 separate bombings, Abu Sayyaf claims responsibility, AFP on nationwide red alert, Manila Times, February 15, 2005
  11. ^ Death for 3 Valentine bombers, Manila Times, October 29, 2005
  12. ^ Thousands of MRT commuters stranded, Manila Times, September 23, 2005
  13. ^ Fallen billboard causes heavy traffic on EDSA, Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 21, 2006
  14. ^ Man run over by MRT train, Philippine Star, October 22, 2006
  15. ^ MRT issues directive imposing ban on tin cans, Manila Times, August 10, 2005
  16. ^ New task force formed to keep LRT, MRT safe, The Daily Tribune, November 13, 2004
  17. ^ DOTC: MRT fare could increase by P10 in 2006, Philippine Star, October 21, 2005
  18. ^ MRT borrows value tickets from LRT, Manila Times, November 12, 2003
  19. ^ MRT woes, Manila Times, November 16, 2005
  20. ^ MRTA incurs losses with pull out of 'Erap tickets', Manila Times, July 19, 2005
  21. ^ For LRT, MRT riders: 1 ticket, 3 lines, Manila Standard Today, April 20, 2004
  22. ^ LRT, MRT smart cards for commuters, Manila Bulletin, December 10, 2003
  23. ^ Single Pass Rail Ticket May Be Ready Ahead of Schedule, Manila Times, February 2, 2004
  24. ^ INTEGRATED TICKETING SYSTEMS FOR VARIOUS LRT LINES, National Economic and Development Authority Project Profile, retrieved April 7, 2006
  25. ^ Lakaki, gustong mauna sa loob ng MRT. Nag-Globe G-PASS, Inquirer Libre, retrieved August 21, 2006
  26. ^ Smart, MetroPass team up for electronic pay system in MRT stations, Smart, March 2007.
  27. ^ MRT stress and Camp John Hay turmoil, Manila Times, June 21, 2005
  28. ^ DOTC eyes E-payment for commuter trains, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 19, 2006
  29. ^ Document shows govt to begin extension of MRT 3 in two years, Manila Times, November 22, 2005
  30. ^ MRT III, Phase 2 will be interconnected to LRT I, Manila Bulletin, July 31, 2003
  31. ^ Railway transit operator appeals auction method for MRT- 3 project, MRTC wants to impose condition if gov't proceeds with the bidding, BusinessWorld, August 28, 2003
  32. ^ DOTC assures public of MRT2, LRT 1 link, Manila Standard Today, July 7, 2003
  33. ^ LRT-MRT link is nat'l priority - NEDA, Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 21, 2004
  34. ^ After gov't takeover of NAIA Terminal 3, PGMA orders immediate completion of EDSA MRT extension, Department of Transportation and Communications Press Release, January 4, 2005

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See also

The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Transportasyon at Komunikasyon), abbreviated as DOTC, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the maintenance and expansion of viable, efficient, and dependable transportation and communications systems as effective instruments for national recovery and economic progress. ... This is an alphabetical list of cities worldwide that have a rapid transit system, or a light-rail system with some elements of rapid transit. ... The following is a list of stations on the Strong Republic Transit System (SRTS), which incorporates the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT), the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT) and the trans-Metro Manila portions of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Northrail and Southrail lines. ... A Yellow Line train stopping at a station Third generation Yellow Line train heading to EDSA Station The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is the main metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. ... Logo of the MRTC The Metro Rail Transit Corporation is a private consortium responsible for the maintenance of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System. ... The Strong Republic Transit System is a project of the Office of the President designed to integrate the rail transport infrastructure already present in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... // Railways See main article - Rail transport in the Philippines Most are on Luzon, operated by the Philippine National Railways. ...

External links

  • The Metrostar Express
  • Yehey! MRT Guide

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