Bicol Express derailed


Shortly after posting my last blog, I spot online news articles saying that the Bicol Express train made an emergency stop at 4:30am today due to 5 uneven tracks along the Malaguico area, about 40km from Naga. Tsk, tsk. Just when I was getting really excited about riding aboard it… But anyway, things like this happen. Good thing it that was the only “accident” it met and not something as major that could have its passengers seriously injured (and I knock on wood as I type this). Well, despite this not-so-good news, I’m still looking forward to boarding this train and returning to Bicol for new experiences and new beautiful spots to visit!

An update on fares — here’s what I’ve found so far:

Tourist: Php 548.00

Sleeper: Php 950.00

According to’s article, the PNR will be giving a 20% discount on fares during “the early runs.” (By early runs I’m not sure if those pertain to early runs during the day or to all of its runs for the first month or two of operation.)


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