need to be in UST last weekend and since i'm already stuck in the metro, why not try something new or something "classic"? like the old-school Philippine National Railways (PNR) trains!!!
PNR began operation in 1875 as the Ferrocarril de Manila-Dagupan and has been the primary railway system of Luzon for more than a century. however, due to continues neglect and overgrowth of informal settlers, the train lost its glamor and was associated to decay and blight.went to FTI (near Bicutan) station and was surprised that trips to Alabang-Tutuban (and vice versa) are already available every hour. the train is already OK in terms of cleanliness or decency hahaha. the fare is quite cheap. the Alabang-Tutuban fare only costs P20.00. plus no traffic.
but be prepared and make your bag dukot-proof. since the trips are still limited, expect the train to be crowded.
Stops of the Alabang-Tutuban Route:
- Tutuban, (branch off from Blumentritt, near Tutuban Mall, Manila)
- Dapitan (Sampaloc, Manila)
- España (Sampaloc, Manila)
- Sta. Mesa (near PUP-Sta. Mesa, Manila)
- Beata, (Pandacan, Manila)
- Paco, (Quirino Avenue, Manila)
- San Andres (Manila)
- Vito Cruz (Manila)
- Buendia (Makati City)
- Pasay Road (Makati City)
- Edsa (under Magallanes ramp, Makati City)
- Nichols (near Gate 3, Taguig City)
- FTI (Taguig City)
- Bicutan (Taguig City)
- Sucat (Paranaque City)
- Alabang (Muntinlupa City)
trips going to Malolos, Bulacan (Northbound) and Binan all the way to Bicol (Southbound) are already available but still limited. will try it in the coming months :)