Ayala MRT Station

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Ayala
Manila MRT Line 3
MRT-3 Ayala Station.jpg
Ayala Station
Station statistics
Address Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
San Lorenzo, Makati City
Line(s) MRT-3
Connections EDSA Bus Stop
Ayala FX Terminal
Structure type Concourse: Elevated
Platform area: Underground
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2,1 reserve(in the middle of Ayala and Magallanes Stations)
Parking Through nearby EDSA Carpark
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened July 20, 2000
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code Ay
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
Map
MRT Line 3
future
interchange
North Avenue  LRT-1 
Depot
Quezon Avenue
Kamuning
Araneta Center–Cubao  MRT-2 
Santolan
Ortigas
Shaw Boulevard
Boni
Pasig River
Guadalupe
Buendia
Ayala
Magallanes  PNR 
South Luzon Expressway
Taft Avenue  LRT-1 

Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3). Ayala Station is one of the two underground stations that can be found on the line, the other being the Buendia station. The station is located in Makati City and is named so due to its proximity to two places bearing the Ayala name: Ayala Center and Ayala Avenue.

The station is the eleventh station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the third station for trains headed to North Avenue. The most recognizable landmark near the station is Ayala Center, one of the most popular shopping centers in the Philippines. It is one of two stations that are considered within Makati's Central Business District (the other being Buendia). There are multiple stairs, escalators, and elevators for going in and out of the station.

Ayala MRT station also has a shopping center within the station (similar to Shaw Boulevard MRT Station), with restaurants, shops, and facilities surrounding the concourse level of the station above the main platform.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is at the heart of the Makati Central Business District. It has an elevated walkway that connects it to SM Makati, which in turn is connected to Glorietta, Rustan's, The Landmark, Greenbelt, and the rest of the Ayala Center. The station is also the closest to adjacent Forbes Park and Dasmariñas villages, as well as Bonifacio Global City via McKinley Road, which were also developed by the Ayalas. The Philippine Stock Exchange along with the major financial headquarters of Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Bank, RCBC, HSBC Philippines, Citibank Philippines and Standard Chartered Bank Philippines are all within the station's vicinity. Nearby hotels include InterContinental Hotel, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Peninsula Hotel, Dusit Hotel, New World Hotel and Ascott Makati. The Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Museum, Filipinas Heritage Library and the Asian Institute of Management are also nearby.

Transportation links[edit]

Ayala MRT Station is considered a major transportation hub, with multiple bus stops lying under the station. Passengers can board buses to and from destinations within Metro Manila and to the provinces. Passengers can board a jeepney bound for the Central Business District, Makati City, Pateros, and nearby Fort Bonifacio (now Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City) along EDSA and in Park Square One's 3rd level, which is accessible thru SM Makati. Taxis also stop near the station, and passengers can board them at nearby SM Makati or Glorietta 4. FX vans bound for Metro Manila and nearby provinces can be boarded in EDSA Carpark's 2nd level.

The station is also a short walk from Ayala Center, with the station's main entrance located beside SM Makati.

Station layout[edit]

The Ayala Station as seen from EDSA
L2 Concourse Ticketing Booths, Station Control, Shops, Linkbridges to SM Makati and EDSA Carpark
L1 Street Level Escalators to concourse and platforms, Ayala Bus Stop
B1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A MRT Line 3 towards North Avenue
Platform B MRT Line 3 towards Taft Avenue
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 14°32′56.19″N 121°01′39.62″E / 14.5489417°N 121.0276722°E / 14.5489417; 121.0276722