10 months ‘Trolleys’ on rails help Manila’s commuters dodge gridlock MB
By Reuters   Thousands of commuters flock to the Philippine National Railways (PNR) railway tracks every day, but rather than boarding the trains, they climb on to wooden carts pushed along the tracks, to avoid Metro Manila’s infamous traffic gridlock. (AP FILE PHOTO/ MANILA BULLETIN) The trolleys, as the carts are known, most of them fitted with colorful umbrellas for shade from the sun, can seat up to 10 people each, who pay as little as P10.00 per ride, cheaper than most train rides. “I do this because it gives us money that’s easy to earn,” said Reynaldo Diaz, 40, ... more