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Friday, June 11, 2010

Getting around Manila: Metro Rail by Lek Boonlert

No matter which of the many Manila hotels you use for the duration of your stay, the rail systems throughout the city are one of the most efficient ways to get to and from sections of Manila. It is commonly known as the MRT, and it is important to understand that no matter where your discount Manila hotel is located, the MRT is separate from the LRT, which is a linked system but not part of the metro rail itself. The MRT is considered one of the most integral parts of the rail transportation infrastructure for Manila, ferrying travellers from Manila hotels to destinations throughout the city, as well as providing transportation needs for the many locals who live here. Its original purpose was to help relieve congestion on one of the main thoroughfares in Manila, the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, and these days travellers and locals alike use a combination of the MRT with buses and otherwise to get to and from their destinations. If you happen to stay in a discount Manila hotel near the boulevard, the MRT is going to be the easiest way of getting around.

Every discount Manila hotel in the city has access to some form of public transportation, and even if you are staying on the fringes of the town and do not have direct access to the MRT, you can still get there using the LRT which links to it. In short, no matter where you need to go in Manila you will have some form of rail transportation available. 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 . MRT has been only partially successful in decongesting EDSA, and congestion is further aggravated by the rising number of motor vehicles.

Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Manila Hotels content.

1 comment:

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