When the MRT was awesome

The fancy MRT of my youth is definitely long gone, and even with the much-overdue additional cars scheduled to arrive in 2016, this rail system may improve its performance marginally but unfortunately it will never go back to its days of splendor. 

The MRT may never be awesome again, but I have a feeling that Metro Manila's commuters don't even need it to be awesome. They don't even need it to be pretty or even remotely perfect. The MRT's half a million daily passengers really only want to get to work in the morning and get home at night without ridiculous wait times or risking their lives.

Is that really too much to ask? – Rappler.com