Blumentritt railway station
Philippine National Railways
Platform area of Blumentritt station
|Address||Old Antipolo Street, Rizal Avenue and Leonor Rivera Street
Sta. Cruz, Manila
|Line(s)||█ PNR Southrail|
|Connections||Transfer to Yellow Line via Blumentritt sidewalk to Blumentritt station.|
|Opened||December 22, 1905|
|Owned by||Philippine National Railways|
|PNR Commuter Express|
Blumentritt station is a station on the South Main Line ("Southrail") of the Philippine National Railways. Like all PNR stations, it is at grade. It is located at the corner of Old Antipolo Street and Rizal Avenue in Sampaloc, Manila and derives its name from nearby Blumentritt Road, which is named after the Czech professor Ferdinand Blumentritt, friend of José Rizal and sympathizer of the Filipino cause.
The station is the second station southbound from Tutuban and is the first of four Southrail stations serving Sampaloc.
Blumentritt station is one of four stations whose original platforms have been retained for service. However, it is unique in the sense that the new platforms designed to accommodate new PNR diesel multiple units are not connected to the station's original platforms, unlike solutions employed at stations such as España, where the new platforms are directly connected to the original ones. The old platforms are still used to accommodate Commuter Express locomotives and especially intercity trains.
The station is near major landmarks such as the Blumentritt Market, SM City San Lazaro (previously the San Lazaro Hippodrome), the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center and the Manila Chinese Cemetery. Further away from the station are the Manila North Cemetery, La Loma Cemetery, Lourdes School of Quezon City and St. Theresa's College, Quezon City.
Blumentritt station is accessible by jeepneys plying the Rizal Avenue route. Cycle rickshaws are also used to navigate around the station's immediate vicinity.
|Platform A||PNR Commuter Express towards Tutuban (←)|
|Platform B||PNR Commuter Express towards Alabang (→)|
|Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, LRT-1 Blumentritt station, San Roque De Manila Parish|