UPDATE (August 2017): Sadly, trainguide.ph is no longer operating. Please use the alternative – https://sakay.ph instead.
Trains and Manila in one sentence usually meant confusion and hassle. But thanks to a new project of 3 individuals, a cleaner and straightforward representation of the 4 lines around the metro is now available. The site is in its pilot run so if you guys found anything that can help improve it, feel free to let the cool authors know about it.
Manila Train Guide
The Manila Train Guide can be found in it’s sandbox environment http://trainguide.ph with the full site said to be out in the coming months. I did a quick browse and I liked how the 4 lines are easily laid out although I got held up for a few seconds cause I didn’t immediately understand the icons beside the station names. Turns out I had to click the station points (not station names) which opens a popup for nearby establishments, awesome!
Another cool thing about the Manila Train Guide is that it shows which stations are near via the transfer guide. Yup, I said just near cause I don’t think they can be classified as an interchange since you have to go out of the platform gate. Very useful information especially for visitors who’s never been in the country.
So if you’re traveling to Manila, you might wanna checkout the Manila Train Guide along with my points.