The Guiguinto Train Station is located in Guiguinto, Bulacan. Built in 1661, the Estacion de Guiguinto, the old train station, is Bulacan‘s most acclaimed historical landmark and heritage site. It was upon this site that the Katipuneros (Filipino guerillas during the Spanish Regime) ambushed a train from Dagupan, killing six friars, including the parish friar of Guiguinto, Fr. Leocadio Sanchez, and a Spanish doctor. The incident inspired Severino Reyes to author the novel “Opera Walang Sugat” which was later made into a movie entitled “Walang Sugat.” Continue reading
The MRT Peak Hours occurs during the work week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays). In the mornings, the peak transit hours occur between 6:30am until 9:30am. During these three hours, most commuters in Manila are going to work or school, and the trains are usually full; It becomes a challenge to enter a fully loaded MRT train, squeeze inside, and exit the car. At times, even the lines to the ticketing window are long and the terminal is crowded. After 9:30am, it doesn’t get as congested until seven hours later, around 4:30pm. At this time, it becomes the afternoon/evening rush hours (peak hours) for the Metro Rail Transit, with passengers getting off of work or school and communting home. The evening peak hours is between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Again, it is difficult to board a train during these times. Continue reading
The Light Rail Transit, or LRT, is a fully elevated public transport that has a north to south route in Metro Manila. It travels from Monumento to Baclaran. The line runs on a concrete structure situated above the street and is accessible only via stairs. Passengers board the trains which have 2-4 car units. It is one of the more popular means of getting around Manila.
Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3, or simply known as the “MRT”, is an inexpensive and efficient way to travel from north Manila to the southern part of the city. There are thirteen stops on this line, which runs parallel to the EDSA street (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue). Continue reading
The LRT M Vapa (V Mapa is short for Victorino Mapa) is the train station located in Santa Mesa, Manila. It is conveniently located next to the SM Sta Mesa shopping mall and adjacent to the Sogo Hotel Santa Mesa branch. Also nearby the entrance to the station is a BDO retail bank branch and ATM machine.
The M Mapa station is on the Purple Line. The preceding stations are Pureza (going towards Recto) and J Ruiz (going towards Santolan).