Other countries they learned to maximize the use of their railways system. It is very convenient not be stuck in road traffic and to arrive to your destination on time. You do not have to bring your car to work and spend those gruelling hours in traffic.
Today Philippine National Railways (PNR) extends their PNR Premiere Commuter Train service up to Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
The Southbound service includes two (2) trips daily from Tutuban – Sta. Rosa. The first trip is at 5:47 a.m. and arrives 7:33 a.m. The second trip is at 4:17 p.m. and arrives 6:03 p.m.
The Northbound service Sta. Rosa – Tutuban. The first trip is at 8:00 a.m. and arrives at 9:46 a.m. The second trip 6:08 p.m. and arrives at Tutuban at 7:54 p.m.
This one great way to avoid the never-ending traffic we have that would take you 2 to 3 hours during rush hour to get to your destination. I just hope that they can maintain the integrity of their Commuter trains to make it also a pleasurable ride.
I tried to ride PNR commuter train before from Espana going to Buendia. Riding is not that pleasant at all. No aircon, some of windows and doors are busted, so crowded, and had a strange smell I just cannot pin point that stinky smell. The waiting station looks like those you can see from the third world countries. There are no barriers so that no crazy person can jump in the railway when the train is arriving.
I hope that PNR would get to extend up to Bicol so that commuters will get to choose in taking the train or the bus that lately having accidents on the road.
For more information, please call 319-0044 or visit www.pnr.gov.ph for updated Metro South Commuter Train Schedule.
To better serve you, our valued passengers, a convenient travel and less waiting time, the once-a-day to and from Tutuban to Sta. Rosa, Laguna will be now added with four (4) more additional train trips.