Philippine National Railways (PNR)


The Philippine National Railways (PNR) was developed in the late 1800’s. It was official operation opened on November 24, 1892 from Manila to Dagupan.  And in 1940 the railway was extended up to Legaspi, Albay in the South and to San Fernando, La Union in the North.

Old Model Train in PNR main office in Tutuban


PNR is currently operating two kinds of train, the new ones with air conditioning system and almost the same with MRT trains. And the other one is the old school trains that been used in a number of decades.




New and Old PNR Train



It is now more convenient to used PNR Trains as transportation. The railways were already cleared from residential squatter. You can now enjoy the view specially the different graffiti. It is also the cheaper way of transportation, fare ranges from 10-30 pesos depending on the destination. But you need to catch the train on their schedules.




Budget Fare: 10-30 Php


History of PNR


PNR Schedule








Photos was taken during Manila LENTE Photo Trip in PNR in 2009. Good thing we have chance to take photos inside the train. We do not have any permits, lucky for us. :)

Mes Yuson (Model, Photographer, MUA)

Mes Yuson

Mes Yuson

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