Welcome to the home page of the 'Philippine Railways Historical Society', which was set up to help and encourage fans of the Philippine railways. The PRHS main goal has been to research and share Philippine railway information, help others with a similar interest and answer the many questions from tourists heading there for a holiday.
My other interests lay in railways around the Australasian region (Australia, Fiji, South East Asia). For lots of information, forums and other items related to them, please check out LocoShed Australasia.

We are currently in the middle of a rebuild of the website which will be continuing through the first half of 2011. Plans are afoot for a section by section look at stations and infrastructure, latest heritage/preservation news section and updates on current rail operations and expansions.
Expect many changes as the society is placed through a transformation.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Light Railway Transport Authority

LRT1 Metrorail
(Monumento – Baclaran)


Monday to Sunday (trains run at regular intervals)

5:00AM First train leaves the Baclaran Station bound for Monumento.

9:00PM Last northbound commercial train leaves Baclaran Station for Monumento.

9:30PM Last southbound commercial train leaves Monumento Station for Baclaran.

The line is to be extended south from Baclaran to Cavite in the future.
LRT1 Fares!

The most you will pay for any trip between the above stations is P15 which works
out to be less than 50c Australia as of June 2007.
Short journeys attract lesser fares!

Delay Codes for passengers!

In cases of emergencies or unexpected events, the following codes are announced to inform the passengers about the current status of train operations:
Code Yellow 1 There will be a slight delay in the arrival and departure of trains in the stations.
Code Yellow 2 Train operations will be temporarily suspended due to technical problems.


The LRT and MRT systems are a fast, cheap and convenient way of getting to locations around Manila. It should also be noted that the trains can
get very crowded even outside of peak period times and seats are certainly considered a luxury.
If you’re a photographer interested in these systems you should be ready for the rather unfriendly nature of the security guards on all stations.
They do not wish you to take photographs and are far from willing to listen to any explanations you may have for wanting to do so. Try restricting all photos
to fast grab and shoots from behind the security guard. Another trick I have found works is to pretend you neither speak English or Tagalog.

Please email us with any corrections and changes!

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