Blumentritt railway station

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This article is about the PNR station. For the LRT-1 station, see Blumentritt LRT Station.
Philippine National Railways
PNR Blum 2011.jpg
Platform area of Blumentritt station
Station statistics
Address Old Antipolo Street, Rizal Avenue and Leonor Rivera Street
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Coordinates 14°37′21.33″N 120°59′5.22″E / 14.6225917°N 120.9847833°E / 14.6225917; 120.9847833Coordinates: 14°37′21.33″N 120°59′5.22″E / 14.6225917°N 120.9847833°E / 14.6225917; 120.9847833
Line(s) PNR Southrail, Antipolo line, Cavite line (defunct)
Connections Transfer to Yellow Line via Blumentritt sidewalk to Blumentritt station.
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 22, 1905
Rebuilt 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code BLU
Owned by Philippine National Railways
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
Commuter Express
toward Alabang or Santa Rosa
Bicol Express
toward Ligao
Isarog Limited
toward Naga
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Manila LRT-1   Following station
toward North Avenue
Transfer at: Blumentritt
toward Niog
Caloocan Depot
Asistio Avenue
Tutuban Depot
Blumentritt  LRT-1 
Laong Laan
Santa Mesa  MRT-2 
Pasig River
San Andres
Vito Cruz
Pasay Road
San Pedro
Pacita MG
Golden City 1
Santa Rosa
Golden City 2

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 Bohemian 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.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

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.

Transportation links[edit]

Blumentritt station is accessible by jeepneys plying the Rizal Avenue route. Cycle rickshaws are also used to navigate around the station's immediate vicinity.

A Manila Light Rail Transit System station, also named Blumentritt, is located immediately above the station.

Station Layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A PNR Commuter Express towards Tutuban (←)
Platform B PNR Commuter Express towards Alabang (→)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L1 Concourse/
Street Level
Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, LRT-1 Blumentritt station, San Roque De Manila Parish