Riding the Metrostar Express (MRT)
April 4, 2007 6:52pm CST
I've been working in Manila for almost 2 years now, at first my office was just close to where I live so I only needed to ride a jeepney. Now, that I was transferred to Ortigas, I needed a faster and more economical mode of transportation. So, I now take the MRT instead. I have lots of experiences riding this train, good and bad. I had experienced being late at work a couple of times because our train or some other train in the line got stuck due to malfunction. However, most of the time I experience the advantage of getting rid of the traffic problem and be in the office in no time. How about you, can you share your experiences riding this train?
4 Apr 07
Honestly I hate riding the MRT especially on rush hours. People are pushing left and right. They don't really care about others. I especially hate it when you need to get off the train and people from outside are too excited to get inside without letting you pass first. But then again, it's the fastest way to get to work, so I have to deal with it and still be thankful of having it.
5 Apr 07
Yeah, that's very true. Maybe I'm just a little lucky wherein I have to ride the train in the morning from South to North and going home in the evening - North to South. I think this route and schedule is not so crowded comapared to the opposite. Hmmm....I usually go home in the evening past the rush hour that's why I don't really experience the same. But based on my observations though, I think you're still lucky if you'll be riding the train southbound in the evening and northbound in the morning.
5 Apr 07
there are more advantages in riding an MRT compared when you take the bus of jeepney. MRTs will bring you immediately to the place of your destination without any hassles (if there are, they're very minimal). One unforgettable experience i had was when i fell asleep on my way back home from Makati to Quezon Ave. Instead of dropping by Quezon Ave, i just found out that I was already at North Ave. What else would I do but to ride in a bus instead.