(Pic taken from Manila Bulletin website)
There should be a better way to go around Metro Manila. We all know this, and yet, hearing the stuff about SM vs LRT vs Ayala shiz in the news, will THERE be any better way to commute? If the government doesn’t have enough funds for more trains or additional railway systems, and if the private companies are showing their greedy business side this soon, then we are all doomed.
DOOMED I TELL YA! DOOOOOOMMMMEEEDDDD~~~!
Anyway. I’m open with the idea of bikes. I have nothing against them (but maybe they need a primer on public road safety first. Remember, helmets!), but what about for people who work and live far away from each other? Bikes are nice for short to medium distances, in my opinion. Unless they’re training for Tour de France, then that’s going to be tiresome especially during this rainy season.
So I was commuting the LRT1 Train this morning from Roosevelt Station, and I was thinking maybe if there were more trains like this that goes the same route at the same time?
Imagine, multiple railroads that can cater to the commuter volume. Of course, additional trains are helpful, but a multiple railroad system could actually help improve commuting time by offering more options. One train could do an express train thing by going straight from one end to another. The other train can go to all stops. Another train can stop at every other station.
Of course, given it’s Philippines and…well, let’s say that it would depend on factors: political will, budget, urban planning, and maybe some factors I haven’t considered yet.
I got to the train station at 8am. I got on the train at around 8:30. My log in time in the office is 9:07. Sigh.