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 Philippine National Railway

By Arnine

 

Philippine National Railway runs from south to north. The current south terminal is Tutuban in Tondo to Naga in Naga City. Philippine National Railway is part of the Philippine governmental agency known as the Department of Transportation and Communication.

Please see Philippine Tech for equipment and fare control information for the Philippine National Railway. All stations have 2 tracks (except Pasay Road and Alabang). Each station has a bag and person inspection policy where one cannot enter each station without their bags/purses/packages being inspected, in addition to their person being patted down. This was largely in response to the Rizal Day bombings on 12/30/00.  All stations have high and low platforms. The low platform is accessed via stairs or ramps. If the approaching train has a locomotive then the train will use the low platform. There are plans for all trains to use the high platforms.

 

TUTUBAN

The Tutuban station opened 11/24/1892 and rebuilt in 1994 and is now in the Philippine National Railway Executive Building in Tondo (the original Tutuban station is now part of the nearby Tutuban Centermall. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from the Tutuban District. The station is at grade with six tracks and three island platforms. There is a depot nearby this station.

BLUMENTRITT

The Blumentritt station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Sampaloc. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Blumentritt Street, which is named after Czech Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt. The station is at grade with side platforms. One can transfer here to the Blumentritt LRT-1 station. The station on 12/30/00 was involved in a bombing that killed 22 passengers and injured hundreds others along with the station of the same name on the LRT-1. This bombing was the catalyst that introduced bag and body searches on all lines.

LAONG LAAN

The Laong Laan station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Sampaloc. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station is name comes from Laong Laan. The station is at grade with side platforms.

ESPANA

The Espana station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Sampaloc. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Espana Boulevard. The station is at grade with side platforms.

SANTA MESA

The Santa Mesa station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Santa Mesa. The station is accessible to the street through two fare control areas. The station name comes from Santa Mesa District. The station is at grade with side platforms. One can transfer here to the Pureza LRT-2 station.

PANDACAN

The Pandacan station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Pandacan. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Pandacan District. The station is at grade with side platforms.

PACO

The Paco station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Paco. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Paco District. The station is at grade with side platforms.

SAN ANDRES

The San Andres station opened 3/24/10 in San Andres. The station is accessible to the street through two fare control areas. The station name comes from San Andres Street. The station is at-grade with side platforms.

VITO CRUZ

The Vito Cruz station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in San Andres. The station is accessible to the street through two fare control areas. The station name comes from Vito Cruz District. The station is at grade with side platforms.

BUENDIA

The Buendia station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Makati City. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Buendia Avenue. The station is at grade with side platforms.

PASAY ROAD

The Pasay Road station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Makati City. The Station is accessible to the street through two fare control areas. The station name comes from Pasay Road. The station is at grade with a side platform and an island platform. There is a third track at this station.

EDSA

The EDSA station reopened and rebuilt in 2009 in Makati City. The station is accessible to the street through two fare control areas. The station name comes from the main thoroughfare EDSA, which is named after Historian Epifanio de los Santos. This station is at grade with side platforms. One can transfer here to Magallanes MRT-3 station.

NICHOLS

The Nichols station opened 3/25/10 in Taguig City. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Nichols District. The station is at-grade with side platforms.

FTI

The FTI station opened 1/19/77 and rebuilt in 2009 in Taguig City. The station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Food Terminal, Inc. The station is at-grade with side platforms.

BICUTAN

The Bicutan station opened 1/19/77 and rebuilt in 2009 in Paranaque City. The station is accessible to the street through two fare control areas. The station name comes from Taguig City. The station is at-grade with side platforms.

SUCAT

The Sucat station reopened and rebuilt in 2010 in Muntinlupa City. The Station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Sucat District. The station is at grade with a side platform and an island platform. There is a third track at this station.

ALABANG

The Alabang station reopened and rebuilt 4/19/10 in Muntinlupa City. The Station is accessible to the street through one fare control area. The station name comes from Alabang Viaduct. The station is at grade with a side platform. There is a siding at this station.

Note: Recently the Philippine National Railway restored service to the Bicol region  between Alabang and Naga with very limited service.

BINAN

No further information is available.

CALAMBA

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SAN PABLO

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LUCENA

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AGDANG AN

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PLAN IDEL

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GUMACA

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HONDAGUA

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TAG KAWAYAN

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RAY AY

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NAGA

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