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Saturday, January 19, 2008

MRT Overcrowding!


Overcrowding on the rail service along EDSA is currently recieving much discussion, as is ways in which it can be relieved.
Excessive growth of passengers over the years has far exceeded what the MRT can reasonably cope with, especially in peak period times.
Even in 'more quiet' periods of the day these vehicles can be packed to the rafters with locals.
I was recently forced to be crammed into a full train around 12pm, crushed in between about eight beautiful Pinays who seemed to be headed for their lunch break.
Not that this was not a truly enjoyable experience! Hmmmm indeed, perhaps they should leave the overcrowding issues for us derelict old Aussies with an appreciation for the Pinay beauty :-)


*** Photo: Comes from http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j74/ryucloud/IMG_0381.jpg and was not one of mine, or that of a SIG member.


Ronaldo A. Geron said...


Hello. This is Atty. Ronnie Geron.I am just acknowledging your comment on my blogpost regarding electric tricycles.

On the subject of the old Batangas line, the portion covering Lipa City is already the subject of a Contract between the City Government and the PNR. The lots bordering the old line are being sold to the residents. As for the other portions of the line, nothing concrete has been done yet. As soon as I hear something, I will send you information.

Have a nice day. Blessings to you!

Aussie Donks said...

Thank you very much for your reply.
Any updates in the future would be very much appreicated.
Thank you for the interesting work you do on your blogsite.

Best wishes