Taking the Trains

Philippines
October 17, 2011 9:18pm CST
The railway system has become truly popular as a way of reaching one's destination fast and quick. Devoid of the risk of being caught in a traffic jam, people just prefer to use the trains. It is amazing at how jamppacked train coaches can be these days. I was watching with happy amazement at how passengers will help each other to get in those train units. Instead of pushing others away, one gives space for another one more. Some were even taking the hands of those still outside and wants to get in, too. It is a good sight to see people helping each other this way. May this attitude spread throughout the country to include many more facets in life than be just limited to cooperation to get into the metro trains. How are your experiences involving the metro and the light railway system?
4 responses
@allknowing (61786)
• India
19 Oct 11
I had heard a lot about Amtrak trains and always wanted to have an experience. When I was in the US on a holiday I planned a trip from San Jose to Oxnard. This was the most memorable train journey. The train travels along the sea coast for miles and miles. It was a double decker and had its own canteen. Suddenly there was an announcement to the effect that the train would not go beyond Santa Barbara and that buses would be provided for the passengers' onward journey. That again was another experience
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• Philippines
19 Oct 11
How memorable is the experience, indeed. I have read that when taking a european tour, one can carry it through with trains and buses and it will be such a memorable experience. I don't know though if I am fit enough to go through anything like that.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
18 Oct 11
We don't have that kind of service in this area. I wish we did though, at times. We do not even have a cab service out here in the country.
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• Philippines
19 Oct 11
So I presume that you either use your car or take the bus then if there is a need to go from place to place.
@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 11
My sister once asked how long a journey took. The answer was 10 minutes by train or 40 minutes by bus. The traffic was so busy that the bus trip took loads more time than the train. The train had two stops and the bus had lots of bus stops along the way. I live within walking distance of a train station. I can get a train north or south. I often travel by train with my disabled son and my daughter. We need a ramp to get my son in his wheelchair on board. Some people can be kind helping us on the train and off the train. Going my train is my favorite way to travel. In the day I can look out of the window and in the night time I can sleep in a comfortable compartment. London had an underground and the Docklands had the Docklands Light Railway System. That is the capital city of my home country.
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• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Yes, it is the main reason why people avail of the trains for travel over the other types of public transport. No hassles about those countless bus stops which make the trip take too much time. In my country, we do not have the underground railway system. I believe that we will just have the light railway system over here.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
18 Oct 11
Yes, light train systems are getting more and more popular in cities. The services are very good and traveling is much faster than driving or taking buses. Besides, with gas prices rising, many people choose to take trains instead of driving own cars these days.
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• Philippines
19 Oct 11
Your observations are all well taken. In fact, a lot of people has been selling their cars for much lower prices because, using them just to drive around for the family has proven to be much too expensive. This is a fact which has given rise to the use of public transport system more popular. Since the railway system is more reliable, people just simply flock to the train stations to avail of the train services.