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MANILA L IG H T R A IL

TRANSIT
LRT 1, MRT 2
WHAT IS LRT SYSTEM?

THE MANILA LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM, POPULARLY


AND INFORMALLY KNOWN AS THE LRT, IS A METROPOLITAN
RAIL SYSTEM SERVING THE METRO MANILA AREA IN THE
PHILIPPINES.
TWO TYPES OF LRT:

LRT 1 (YELLOW LINE)


MRT 2 (PURPLE LINE)
LRT 1
THE MANILA LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM LINE 1 IS THE FIRST
METRO LINE OF THE MANILA LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.
PRESENTLY, THE LINE CONTAINS TWENTY STATIONS AND RUNS ON
19.65 KILOMETERS (12.21 MI) OF FULLY ELEVATED ROUTE. THE LINE
IS COLORED YELLOW (OLD) AND GREEN (NEW) ON ALL LRT MAPS.
MRT 2
THE MANILA LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM LINE 2, ALSO KNOWN AS LRT LINE 2, LRT-2, OR
MEGATREN, IS A RAPID TRANSIT LINE IN METRO MANILA IN THE PHILIPPINES, GENERALLY
RUNNING IN AN EAST-WEST DIRECTION ALONG THE RADIAL ROAD 6 AND A PORTION OF
THE CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD 1. ALTHOUGH OPERATED BY THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT
AUTHORITY, RESULTING IN ITS BEING CALLED "LRT-2", IT IS ACTUALLY A HEAVY RAIL,
RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM OWING TO ITS USE OF ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNITS INSTEAD OF
THE LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES USED IN EARLIER LINES AND IS THE ONLY LINE UTILIZING
SUCH TYPE OF SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY.