North Avenue LRT Station
| North Avenue
Manila Light Rail Transit System
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
Manila Mass Rapid Transit System
|Address||994 Epifanio de los Santos Avenue corner North Avenue, Barangay Santo Cristo, Bago Bantay, Project 7, Quezon City 1105|
|Connections||SM North EDSA (Second Level)
Bus, FX, Jeepney, Taxi, Tricycle (Street level)
|Structure||Overpass (LRT-1, MRT-3, MRT-7 )|
|Platforms||Quadruple Island (4 Island Platforms)|
|Tracks||2 for MRT-3 2 for LRT-1
2 for MRT-7 2 for MRT-4/9
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
Universal LRT Corporation
North Avenue LRT Station, officially named Metro Manila Integrated Rail Terminal or Common Station, is a proposed station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line under the Line 1 North Extension Project. It is also the first trans-modular station in the Philippines that will connect with LRT-1, MRT-3, and MRT-7. (Earlier diagrams also include the proposed MRT-4/9.) The station will be located in Barangay Santo Cristo (Bago Bantay) in Quezon City and is named after its location, which is at the corner of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and North Avenue.
It will be the new terminus of the Yellow Line, sharing a common station with the Manila MRT Blue Line's northern terminus. The common station is also planned to be shared with the southern terminus of Line 7 project, which runs from North Avenue, Quezon City, to Araneta-Colinas, San Jose del Monte in Bulacan via Commonwealth Avenue and Quirino Highway.
As of January 30, 2013, the project has been revived with approval of the MRT-7 project.
Nearby landmarks 
The station will be directly connected to SM City North EDSA Annex 2 Building close to Quezon City Science Center, TriNoma, Quezon City Science High School, Grass Residences, Eurotel North Edsa Hotel and Radio Veritas studio.
On June 2, 2011, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) called for bidders for the contract to build the station, which was estimated to cost PhP1.5 billion. But on July 13 of that year, then-Secretary of Transportation and Communications Mar Roxas announced a review of the project and considering adding store space for lease. The government, by that time, had allotted PhP2 billion for its construction.
Moreover, a BusinessWorld article dated July 22, 2012 cites that the government has shelved the project indefinitely due to the Philippine financial crisis in favor of demolition of the tracks and pillars. Secretary Roxas announced that the common station was "being studied by engineers because it is not really included in the original plan" of the MRT-3 and that problems may arise with regards to the trains' loop timing. He included that in the event that the station does not go through, the PhP200 million paid by SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the operator of SM City North EDSA and other SM Malls, to the Light Rail Transit Authority for naming rights may have to be returned.
However, at the start of the year 2013, Roxas' successor now Secretary of Transportation and Communications Joseph Emilio Abaya cites that the government has cancelled the project because the construction of the common station was supposed to be completed back in May 2010 during the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo but disputes over cost, engineering issues and naming rights caused due to the halting of the project by Arroyo's successor President Benigno Aquino III on January 2, 2013. No plans of transfer the grand central station (Malvar or Trinoma Mall).
On January 9, 2013 cites that the government has filed for the candidacies for three sites of the common station linking three rapid transit systems for Metro Manila, DOTC is not keen on build the common station in front of the Annex Building of the SM City North EDSA Shopping Mall, adding that other potential locations are the Trinoma Mall and Malvar LRT Station in Caloocan City. Abaya said the agency is awaiting the results of a study that would determine the final location of the common station. He had said the original design near SM City North EDSA Annex was "ineffective and costly" because the rails of MRT Line 3 would have to be extended and trains would have to be added.
Months later, the Philippine Daily Inquirer article dated April 23, 2013 cites that the government has cited the project has revived due to the start of construction of the station by the mid-July of this year and would benefit not only the riding public but the mallgoers as well.
Station layout 
|Platform A||LRT Line 1 towards Baclaran (←)|
|Platform B||LRT Line 1 towards Switch Track (→)|
|Platform B||MRT Line 3 towards Switch Track (←)|
|Platform C||MRT Line 3 towards Taft Avenue (→)|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, shops, Entrance to SM City North EDSA|
|L1||Street Level||Bicycle, Bus, FX, Jeepney, Taxi and Tricycle Transport Terminal|
See also 
- Paolo G., Montecillo (5 June 2011). "Bidders for LRT-MRT central station sought". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- "LRT Line 1 North Extension Project". 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-04-27.
- [dead link], images at 
- Montecillo, Paolo G. (13 July 2011). "DOTC reviews MRT-LRT central station project". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- "DOTC to choose among 3 possible sites for common train station".