When we speak with friends about trains in the Philippines, they look at us as if we told them a story out of 1001 nights. Do trains really exist in the Philippines?
Yes, they do!
This is why we created a new page for tourists and railway lovers.
The first railroads had been built 1875 by a royal decree issued by King Alfonso XII of Spain. A first concession for the construction of a railway line from Manila to Dagupan was granted to Don Edmundo Sykes of the Ferrocarril de Manila-Dagupan on June 1, 1887. So the first railway line led from Manila northwards to Dagupan. The railway was 195 kilometers long at the time of its opening on November 24, 1892.
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This is not the inauguration run of the new Bicol Express, this is the Indian way of traveling.
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It is a typical story of Filipino […]
I think your suggestions for how to make the Bicol Express into a good tourist experience are right on the money! But there are so many missed opportunities for touristic development in these islands! How about a coach tour of the wonderful fortress churches of Cebu? Why not use Bumrungrad Hospital as a model for a really fine medical tourism center? You know, one with on time appts, and adult chairs in waiting rooms larger than a closet? It makes millions with its fine service! And, it is totally privately capitalized.
Why not build a GOOD road to Baguio and the rice terraces before they vanish? Tourist farms where the stages of rice growing is shown? Chocolate and Coffee production show places? Carabao petting and rides?
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We would like to ask when or what year did you post this map of the Philippine high-speed rail system, the one which was also used by Adobo Chronicles: https://adobochronicles.com/tag/high-speed-railway/
Also, did you create that map?
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Is that map fictional?
Sorry for the late answer, we had been travelling a lot in the last months.
Yes, this map is purely fictional. Everybody knowing the Philippines …
a) can see that such a network is crazy and makes no sense
b) that local governments announce glorious projects all the times. Only few of these projects become real one day