The road network in Manila, though extensive is almost difficult to navigate through during the peak traffic hours when it resembles a noisy slow moving train made up of vehicles of various shades. The LRT therefore offers a safe, easy and an environmentally friendly way of conquering the city’s streets. When used in conjunction with the public bus routes, tourists can access almost any part of the city in a faster and less stressful manner than driving.
This rail network which has a track length of about 31 kilometers carries almost 600,000 passengers daily, most of who work in many of the city’s corporate houses. The 31 stations are spread out all over the city so that almost every part of the city is accessible; these stations are modern, clean and easily navigated even by a first time visitor. Each station has a number of food stalls just in case a traveller needs to grab a bite to eat.
The LRT is one of the cheapest metro rail networks in the region, and fares are calculated based on the distance which one travels. However for most travelers the stored value or flash passes would be more useful as they allow for multiple trips with a single ticket, this eliminates the hassle of purchasing a ticket each time.
Due to its extensive reach, the city’s LRT transport service is within close proximity to the serviced apartments Manila offered by the Somerset Salcedo Makati, which in addition to being located advantageously close to many of the city’s business districts provides a comfortable long stay apartment Manila.