Here’s something that every tourists or those not familiar with the Metro Manila train system would find useful, Google Maps directions via public trains. You can now plan your route in Google Maps if you’re taking the LRT1, LRT2, MRT3, and the PNR Commuter Train when traveling within Metro Manila.
Thanks to the good folks of local web and software company, Eacomm Corporation, traveling by train in the metro is now made easier with Google Maps. All you need to do is set your start and end location, and you’ll see the nearest train station and any train transfers needed in-between to get to your destination.
To access, simply click Get Directions on the upper left of Google Maps and click the By Public Transit (train icon) button.
Key in your starting point (it will be filled up for you if you’re on mobile) and your end point before clicking the Get Directions button.
That’s it. You can see in the map the nearest station you need to get to and the last station you have to get off. Click each icons along the route so you’ll know what train direction you should be taking, where to walk, and other pertinent details for your DIY train travel around the metro.
Well done Google and Eacomm Corporation!