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1. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

Who can give me some more information about the Philippine Railways? Are there currently trains running between Manilla and Legaspi City? If so, where can I find the timetable? On their official site I can't find anything...

Even on http://www.seat61.com there's nothing mentioned about travel by train in the Philippines.

Yvekes

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Mar-2009, at 02:32 by Yvekes ]

2. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

We don't get a lot of Tourist in the Manila. I have taken hard seat trains in so many countries in Asia. But I cant imagine taking trains in the Philippines.

Its just not something that people do... or travellers do... I don't know... It's not like Thailand or China or Vietnam, where travellers would take trains... Philippine National Railway, whoa, its that what they call it? I could see it everyday, but who rides it.

3. Posted by PNR5004 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

I would travel on it any day - it an awesome adventure.

Anyway travel to Legaspi will not be possible again until 2010 following Cyclone Reming in 2006, which caused extensive damage.

For more information on the Philippine railways feel free to check out my Philippine Railway and Transportation special interest sites.

http://philippine-railways.blogspot.com/

The transportation one is only new and needs much work.

Regards
Brad Peadon
President: Railways & Industrial Heritage Society Phils. Inc (Australian Chapter)
President: Philippine Railways SIG

4. Posted by pau_p1 (Respected Member 214 posts) 7y

yup I don't think the PNR connects Manila and Legaspi as to date.. I believe it currently runs only upto Calamba in Laguna Province... PNR is currently going through some modernization but the project hasn't started con

But there are a lot of provincial buses that can take to Legaspi though it takes about 12 hours to get there. You can try BLTB or Philtranco buses... this blog has details of it...

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Mar-2009, at 03:15 by pau_p1 ]

5. Posted by PNR5004 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Quoting pau_p1

yup I don't think the PNR connects Manila and Legaspi as to date.. I believe it currently runs only upto Calamba in Laguna Province... PNR is currently going through some modernization but the project hasn't started con

No, it only runs down to Alabang and on a very limited service.

The rebuild has well and truly started, indeed most of the Linkage project to Alabange is done and the first new railcar arrived today.
Work on Southrail to Legaspi has already started.
Even Northrail has finally seen some progress..

Best wishes
Brad Peadon
President: Railways & Industrial Heritage Society Phils. Inc (Australian Chapter)
President: Philippine Railways SIG

6. Posted by Mr_Roxy (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Just found this thread on google. Doesnt anyone post here?

7. Posted by Cessee (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

Just take a bus. That would be better. There's a lot from stations in Manila (in Araneta terminal).

8. Posted by PNR5004 (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Quoting Mr_Roxy

Just found this thread on google. Doesnt anyone post here?

G'day Mr_Roxy,
I'd forgotten about this forum :-)
With Skyscrapercity dumping the railway forum daily now, there has to be other options like Pinoy Exchange etc

Our PRHS one is quite busy and is always looking for new members.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhilippineRailways

Best wishes
Brad

9. Posted by paulmacpaul (Full Member 107 posts) 5y

Railways is not popular in the Philippines anymore. There is in Manila but it's just around the Metropolitan and doesn't really go to other places aside from that. You could take buses and/or plane though.

10. Posted by Mr_Roxy (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Quoting PNR5004

Quoting Mr_Roxy

Just found this thread on google. Doesnt anyone post here?

G'day Mr_Roxy,
I'd forgotten about this forum :-)
With Skyscrapercity dumping the railway forum daily now, there has to be other options like Pinoy Exchange etc

Our PRHS one is quite busy and is always looking for new members.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PhilippineRailways

Best wishes
Brad

Sir Brad,

Its me, Crocodile Jones. Im already one of your guys in PRHS. Im using my other nickname that Im using in Pinoy Exchange like you as your PNR5004. Have found out about SSC's thread closing. Have also been looking other forums and have found this thread the other day and these ones too http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1978030, http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g298573-i3261-k3490691-Philippine_National_Railways_PNR-Manila_National_Capital_Region_Luzon.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298573-i3261-k4278889-Philippine_National_Railways_suburban_trains_map-Manila_National_Capital_Region_Luzon.html, http://www.forumjar.com/forums/Philippine_National_Railways, http://digitalphotographer.com.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=4681 But I think I'll just make these other forums my sub threads for our hobby, I'll be foruming mainly in Pinoy Exchange. Well, see around these forums, and on our Yahoo group of course ;).

Kevin

[ Edit: Edited on 26-May-2011, at 11:48 by Mr_Roxy ]