Araneta Center–Cubao LRT Station

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This article is about the MRT-2 station. For the MRT-3 station, see Araneta Center-Cubao MRT Station.
Araneta Center-Cubao
Manila MRT Line 2
MRT-2 Araneta Center-Cubao Station Platform 4.jpg
Araneta Center-Cubao Terminal Station
Station statistics
Address Aurora Boulevard,
Cubao, Quezon City
Coordinates 14°37′21.64″N 121°03′09.49″E / 14.6226778°N 121.0526361°E / 14.6226778; 121.0526361Coordinates: 14°37′21.64″N 121°03′09.49″E / 14.6226778°N 121.0526361°E / 14.6226778; 121.0526361
Line(s) MRT-2
Connections Transfer to MRT Line 3 via walkway.
Structure type Overpass
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 3 (1 reserve, 2 in service)
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened April 5, 2003
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code AC
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Santolan
MRT-2
toward Recto
Preceding station   Manila MRT   Following station
toward North Avenue
MRT-3
toward Taft Avenue

Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station, usually called Cubao LRT Station, is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (MRT-2). The station is located in Cubao in Quezon City and is named because of its location in the district of the same name and its location near the famed Araneta Center, one of the Philippines' most recognized shopping centers.

The station is the eighth station for trains headed to Santolan and the fourth station for trains headed to Recto.

Araneta Center-Cubao station serves as the terminus between the line. The station layout is composed of three platforms: The two main platforms serve the entire system (Eastbound and Westbound) and an extra platform serves as a terminus. The extra platform is found under the main platforms where the concourse area can also be found.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The most recognizable landmark that the station is located at is Araneta Center, home to popular shopping malls such as Gateway Mall, Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza. The Araneta Center complex is also home to the Philippines' biggest stadium and concert venue, the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Also located on the opposite side of the Araneta Center Complex is the Diamond Arcade which is a smaller mall across Gateway Mall.

Transportation links[edit]

Due to its location at Araneta Center, Araneta Center-Cubao station is a major transportation hub. Buses stop at the Araneta Center bus terminal within the complex and jeepneys, taxis and cycle rickshaws are available. Traffic regulations, however, prohibit cycle rickshaws on EDSA and Aurora Boulevard.

The station is also the transit point for commuters riding the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3, or MRT-3. It is connected to its namesake station via a walkway that goes through the Gateway Mall, past the Smart Araneta Coliseum and through New Farmer's Plaza to the station's entrance just outside New Farmer's Plaza.

Station layout[edit]

L3
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A MRT Line 2 towards Santolan
Platform B MRT Line 2 towards Recto
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2
Shuttle Platform
Platform C MRT Line 2 towards Santolan
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, Bridge to Diamond Arcade, Bridge to Gateway Mall, Bridgeway/Mall link to MRT-3 Araneta-Center Cubao Station
L1 Street Level Gateway Mall, Diamond Arcade

See also[edit]