Jose Mari Chan sings Christmas carols at Light Rail Transit line 1

Light Rail Manila Corporation shows Christmas designed drained for the holidays

Light Rail Transit Line 1 private operator, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), spreads the holiday cheer yet again with its version of Christmas Train this year with the theme, “Christmas In Our Homes,” three light rail vehicles (LRVs) were adorned with three-dimensional decals to make the interior look and feel like traditional and modern Filipino homes.

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala at the LRT 1 Christmas inspired trains

“Christmas train is symbolic in many ways. It’s symbolic that Christmas is already here and the spirit of joy and cheer, and a time for people to reunite with their friends and family is near. We thank our customers who ride the LRT-1 on a daily basis. We hope the decorations of our train delight you. It’s our simple way of giving good riding experience and comfortable movement for the people,” said Ayala Corporation Chairman and CEO and LRMC Vice Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.

The LRT-1 Christmas Train launch featured surprise performances inside the train by renowned Filipino singer and songwriter, Jose Mari Chan, and young carolers from Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. OPM artists also serenaded passengers with heartfelt Christmas songs at the Central Terminal. Complimentary chocolates were distributed to LRT-1 passengers to complete their Christmas train ride experience.

LRT1 commuters got a surprise of their life as Jose Mari Chan serenades them with his most famous christmas carols while chocolates are given to the lucky passengers. He alighted at the Central Station and went to the central platform to sing his christmas songs again.


LRMC President and CEO Juan Alfonso shared, “We are happy to continue the tradition. This is our fourth year of dressing up select LRT-1 trains for Christmas. It’s part of our continued efforts to delight our passengers and give them an enjoyable experience, while we also work harder to improve train services for safe, reliable, and comfortable journey.”

The LRT-1 Christmas Train which showcases puzzle slides and other interactive wall activities will run until February 2020!


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