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Old December 18th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #41
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I am perplexed as to why all the lines in Manila feature overhead wires rather than third rails. All the pictures I have seen show the lines as grade-separated. Are there actually grade crossings on any of the lines?
They're all technically light rail trains. No there are no grade crossings, except in the maintenance yards. Perhaps the reason why overhead wire was chosen is that Manila is prone to flooding, so therefore overhead wire is a safer option.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 01:35 AM   #42
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Hahah, I took these pictures!!! Now you must pay me royalties!!!
ha ha ha The Elson Trinidad is still there Gracias Amigo
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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:35 AM   #43
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They're all technically light rail trains. No there are no grade crossings, except in the maintenance yards. Perhaps the reason why overhead wire was chosen is that Manila is prone to flooding, so therefore overhead wire is a safer option.
LRT-1 and MRT are considered as light rail trains but LRT-2 is more heavy rail.

Also these are elevated trains. Would flooding still be a problem in this level?

HK's metro system also uses overhead wires. These includes the MTR and KCR

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Old January 9th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #44
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:39 AM   #45
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Old October 10th, 2007, 04:20 PM   #46
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may balita ba tungkol sa mrt/lrt loop?
once finished, the north triangle area of that part of edsa will look superb!
lrt 1, mrt 3 forms a loop imagine!
plus the mrt line 7! and they converge to 1!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:30 AM   #47
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Old October 12th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #48
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Jayo Santiago?
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Old October 12th, 2007, 06:50 AM   #49
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Jayo Santiago?
I have the negatives and the developed pics. I used film during that time.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:13 AM   #50
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #51
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #52
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Manila Mulls Microchips on Buses to Improve Traffic

Philippines to put microchips on buses to improve traffic flow

MANILA, Nov 13, 2007 (AFP) -Authorities in the Philippine capital will begin installing microchips on buses in an effort to improve the city's chronic traffic congestion, an official said Tuesday.

The microchips will allow the Metro Manila Development Authority to monitor the movement of the capital's estimated 3,000 buses and dispatch them to areas where there is a large concentration of passengers, said agency general manager Robert Nacianceno.

"Once the system is in place, it will be easier for us to track each one of the buses plying thoroughfares, field buses at bus stops where there's a concentration of passengers and stop empty buses or those with only a few passengers from dawdling at loading and unloading bays," he said.

The system is intended to address a major complaint of motorists that the city's traffic problems are due largely to half-filled buses waiting at the road side for passengers blocking the free flow of traffic.

It will also stop the entry of unauthorised buses which ply the streets without proper permits, the official added.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:24 AM   #53
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I don't like the 3G trains. They only look good on the front and the rear. The sides are soo plain.

But I like what MMDA did under the LRT. Really gwapo.

BTW, are there any plans of removing of the overhead wires?
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Old October 15th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #54
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couldn't agree more..
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Old October 17th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #55
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Manila's only underground station as of this moment, Katipunan. (MRT-7 will have three underground stations under a planned central business district.)

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Old October 17th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #56
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More LRT-2 Stations

Recto


Legarda Station


Araneta-Cubao Station


Anonas Station


Santolan Station


from wikipedia
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #57
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A very nice system! I liked !
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Old October 18th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #58
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i hav used all lines when i was there in manila.LRT2 trains nd stations seemd better than other 2 lines althought its just new.but LRT1 and MRT is much more like "original"for manila with design nd stuff.LRT2 looks like korean or japanese subway..
btw,do they hav any plan to build subway line there in metro manila?
i would like to see it soon
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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:44 AM   #59
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MRT-7 has 3 sub stations.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 06:17 AM   #60
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ya i know but they are just technicaly under the ground..
i even hav been those station actualy.
i meant if there is any plan of building real subway line?
althought manila is flood prone area so maybe its gona be hard as they hav to improve drainage network etc..
but i heard that there is a plan to build something like monorail??im not sure
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