ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Take the train in Puerto Rico

Updated on December 2, 2014

Boarding the train with Mom!



As a young kid in New York, I grew up fascinated with the Subways of New York City. I would look out the windows and see the scenery inside the tunnel and would be in awe upon seeing the train rise up to the elevator rails above the city. I really enjoyed traveling by train and still do. Sometimes, I would rather ride the train than fly by plane. Not that I am afraid of flyiing, but a traiin is much more comfortable.


At 13 years old, My parents moved to Puerto Rico and I lived there for 8 years. Gone were my days of traveling by trains. Puerto RIco in the late 60's and 70's was an agricultural land mass and had few urban areas. Their transportation was a far cry from New York City, but I had no choice but to adjust. No trains, just buses, vans and checker taxis in which they would fit about 7 or 8 people.


After living in Puerto RIco, I joined the Navy and winded up living in Norfolk, Virginia. Believe it or not, during the time I lived in Norfolk, there were no trains. If you wanted to take a train to New York, you had to take a bus from Norfolk to Newport News and take the train. I was going into train withdrawal, but had a moment of revival when I took AMTRAK AMTRAK train from Virginia to Connecticut. Even though it was long, it was a good experience. Then, years later, I found out that they had built a train in Puerto Rico. Thank you, Lord!!!


In my recent vacation in Puerto RIco, I went with my family to take the subway in Puerto Rico. The little kid in me was excited. FInally, after all these long years, a train is built in Puerto RIco. (Sounds like a book title) It was a great experience and should you go to vacation in Puerto Rico, you should consider taking the train from Bayamon to Rio Piedras. You will see nice scenery as you travel along the urban areas. I have enclosed some pictures for your enjoyment.



Passing by a town in Puerto Rico

Ride on the Train!

Train in Puerto Rico


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • brooklyn1nyc profile image


      6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York.

      Hello MonteCristo. I have to say that i enjoyed your video of your train ride through Puerto Rico very much. I'm 47-Years old now and i have never been to Puerto Rico. However, if i ever do go i will make sure to take that same ride that you took. It look like so much fun! Oh, I'm also from New York City. Thanks...........

    • montecristo profile imageAUTHOR

      Angel Caleb Santos 

      7 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      You are welcome

    • nifty@50 profile image


      7 years ago

      A train seems like a natural in Puerto Rico where traffic can be so congested. Thanks for bringing back fond memories of my childhood. I enjoyed this hub!

    • montecristo profile imageAUTHOR

      Angel Caleb Santos 

      7 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Glad you've enjoyed it. Thanks for the comments, buddy!

      God bless.

    • Bail Up ! profile image

      Bail Up ! 

      7 years ago

      I had no idea Puerto Rico now has a train. Thanks for sharing this as I'm hoping to travel back soon to take my father to visit his ailing mom. We will both be thrilled to be able to travel to San Juan this way and take in the passing views.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)