Editor’s note: Filipino astrophysicist Rogel Mari Sese shares his experience as he took the inaugural run of the Philippine National Railway’s (PNR) Metro South Commuter Train this morning. The PNR conducted a series of test runs and clearing operations in September 2019, before launching the new route this weekend.
This morning, I took a landmark trip from my hometown in Los Baños, Laguna to Manila onboard the PNR train! This was the first ever trip coming from the south and I was one of the first passengers on this trip (there were five of us who came from UPLB Station). Last night, my colleague JM Lit rode the maiden voyage from Tutuban to UPLB which made me envious, but gave me a preview as well on what to expect.