Last night, on our way home from a weekend get-away in a resort in San Mateo Rizal, me and my friends decided to take the LRT 2 (purple line).
The Megatren, more popularly known by its generic name Line 2, is a 13.8 km mass transit line that traverses five cities in Metro Manila namely Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, San Juan and Manila along the major thoroughfares of Marcos Highway, Aurora Boulevard, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Legarda and Recto Avenue. (www.lrta.gov.ph/line2_megatren.htm)
We took the train at Katipunan station, which is said to be the first and only underground air-conditioned station. Since, it's my first time to ride the LRT 2, I was so amazed on the size of their trains. They are huge!!!
All I can say is WOW!!! Katipunan Station is awesome, I thought I was not in Manila. Hehehe!!!
Ricky and Joan, it's also their 1st time to ride the LRT 2.
It's a Sunday, not too much commuters...
This line of the LRT system is connected to the MRT 3 line. Since we're all heading south of Manila, we got off at Araneta Center - Cubao Station and transferred to the MRT 3 line. It was just 2 stations, haizt! Next time I'll ride, I'll try Santolan to Recto.
Manila LRT Purple Line
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line contains eleven stations and runs over 13.8 kilometers of mostly elevated track, with the exception of Katipunan station, which is underground. As the name implies, the line is colored purple on all LRT maps.
The line runs in a general east-west direction, linking the cities of Manila, San Juan, Quezon City, Marikina and Pasig. Passengers can transfer to the Yellow Line at Recto station, while passengers can transfer to the Blue Line at Araneta Center-Cubao station.
Before the launch of the Strong Republic Transit System, the Purple Line was known as MRT Line 2, shortened to MRT-2, or the Megatren. The former names are still used colloquially. However, the purple color of the line dates back to its opening in 2003.
Unlike the LRT Line 1 and the MRT Line 3, this line uses heavy rail metro vehicles.
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