You probably know what it feels like to ride a train: it's cramped, hot, and there's never a good time to ride especially during weekdays.
Growing up, I was never obsessed with trains. I didn't play with toy trains, nor did I ever recall asking my parents to buy me a set. I've always been more into cars.
Nowadays however, I love trains. And not because they're the stuff of childhood fantasy, but because I consider them as the cure to many of life's little ailments - mine at least.
As a longtime city driver I've become sick of anything with four wheels. My car is the root of many frustrations. From losing my cool because of discourteous drivers to freaking out because of an overheated engine, I have become well aware of the many cons of driving. It's a losing battle, and I know I could do without it.
I admit, I only take the train whenever it's convenient, but I try to take it as often as possible. The following are my top reasons for preferring the train over any other mode of transportation.
- It's better for the environment
- Good for health
- No maintenance and gasoline costs
- Flood and traffic jam-proof
- No need for parking
- You learn more about the city
- It's safer
FUN FACT: Did you know that a comprehensive plan for Metro Manila's train system has been laid out? Check out this photo and I bet you'll get excited at what the future has in store for commuters.
To know more about Metro Manila's train system, visit the following links.