LRT-1 just got better

This may be news to our upwardly-mobile car-driving indio demographic but our aging public train system has been getting much better.

Not to the point that we can trust it to buy groceries or to not burn the house down while we’re at work, but it is better.

Still prone to breaking down and trailing off mid-sentence

You can, for example, get into a relatively less-crowded train if you let two or three trains go past first.

The venerable LRT-1 line also opened a new station at the corner of Edsa and Roosevelt Avenue recently.

“With the opening of the Roosevelt Station, the Light Rail Transit Administration (LRT) is only a station away from closing the LRT-Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 loop, which is expected to be fully linked next year with the construction of a common station in front of SM North EDSA in Quezon City.”