Santa Mesa railway station

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 Santa Mesa 
Philippine National Railways
PNR Santa Mesa.jpg
Northbound locomotive platform of Santa Mesa station
Station statistics
Address Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and Teresa St
Santa Mesa, Manila
Coordinates 14°36′2.74″N 121°0′37.25″E / 14.6007611°N 121.0103472°E / 14.6007611; 121.0103472Coordinates: 14°36′2.74″N 121°0′37.25″E / 14.6007611°N 121.0103472°E / 14.6007611; 121.0103472
Line(s) PNR Southrail, Antipolo line, Cavite line (defunct)
Connections Transfer to Purple Line via Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard sidewalk to Pureza station.
Structure type At grade
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 22, 1905
Rebuilt 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SA
Owned by Philippine National Railways
Services
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
toward Tutuban
Metro Commuter
toward Calamba
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward 
Transfer at:
toward 
PNR Metro Commuter Line
Caloocan Depot
Caloocan
Asistio Avenue
C-3
Solis
Tutuban
Tutuban Depot
Blumentritt  LRT-1 
Laong Laan
España
Santa Mesa  LRT-2 
Pasig River
Pandacan
Paco
San Andres
Vito Cruz
Buendia
Pasay Road
EDSA  MRT-3 
Nichols
FTI
Bicutan
Sucat
Alabang
Muntinlupa
Tunasan
San Pedro
Pacita MG
Golden City 1
Biñan
Santa Rosa
Golden City 2
Cabuyao
Mamatid
Banlic
Calamba

Santa Mesa station is a station on the South Main Line (Southrail) of the Philippine National Railways. Like all PNR stations, the station is at grade. It is located on an unnamed road near Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Santa Mesa, Manila, making it one of two stations (the other is Pasay Road) to have its own access road. The station is named after the district where it is located.

The station is the fourth station southbound from Tutuban and is the only Southrail station serving Santa Mesa.

In addition to having its own dedicated access road, Santa Mesa station is also one of three stations (the others being Pasay Road and España) to have its original platforms extended and raised in order to accommodate new PNR diesel multiple units. The original platforms have been retained for the use of Commuter Express locomotives and especially for intercity trains, although Santa Mesa is not designated as a station where these trains can stop. Previously, the station served as the terminus for the Santa Mesa-Mandaluyong branch line, although this line has since been dismantled.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is near landmarks such as the Santa Mesa Public Market, SM City Sta. Mesa, the main campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School and the Philippine headquarters of the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Transportation links[edit]

Santa Mesa station is accessible by jeepneys and buses plying the Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard route. Several cycle rickshaw terminals are also located near the station.

A LRT-2 station, Pureza, is a short walk or riding a tricycle from Santa Mesa station.

Station Layout[edit]

L1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A PNR Metro Commuter towards Tutuban (←)
Platform B PNR Metro Commuter towards Alabang (→)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L1 Concourse/
Street Level
Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, LRT-2 Pureza Station, Santa Mesa Public Market, SM City Sta. Mesa, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School