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Manila ‘trolleys’: Is this the world’s most dangerous commute? – BBC World Service


One way to travel in the Philippine capital, Manila, is by being pushed along railway tracks in a metal trolley. It’s quicker and cheaper than other options, but threatens the lives of the homeless people who push the commuters in the gaps between the trains.

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Passengers choose this unofficial – and illegal – transport service to save time and money.

The homeless community that runs the illegal service put their lives at risk because it gives them some kind of income. But it’s also incredibly dangerous as they cross bridges on foot and try to dodge fast-moving trains.

Watch more videos about the Philippines here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz_B0PFGIn4dUldpuSr_Amj_cq6e5r8l5

Video by Howard Johnson and Virma Simonette. First broadcast in January 2019.

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