Santolan LRT Station

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This article is about the MRT-2 station. For the MRT-3 station, see Santolan MRT Station.
Manila MRT Line 2
MRT-2 Santolan Station.jpg
Santolan Terminal Station
Station statistics
Address Marikina-Infanta Highway (Marcos Highway), Calumpang, Marikina City
(Located in Marikina-Pasig Border)
Coordinates 14°37′19.7″N 121°05′09.3″E / 14.622139°N 121.085917°E / 14.622139; 121.085917Coordinates: 14°37′19.7″N 121°05′09.3″E / 14.622139°N 121.085917°E / 14.622139; 121.085917
Line(s) MRT-2
Structure type Overpass
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2, 1 reserve, 1 Spur Going to the Depot
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened April 5, 2003
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code Sa
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Preceding station   Manila MRT-2   Following station
Terminus MRT-2
toward Recto
Preceding station   Manila MRT-2 Extension   Following station
toward Masinag
MRT-2 Extension
toward North Port

Santolan LRT Station is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (MRT-2). Santolan Station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located on the stretch of the Marcos Highway and is named after the near barangay in Pasig City, Barangay Santolan. However, the compound is located inside the territory of Marikina City. During the line's planning stages, the station's working name was M. A. Roxas, due to its proximity to M. A. Roxas Street in Marikina City. A nearby overpass on Marcos Highway is adjacent to SM City Marikina. Another overpass serves as the main crossing for pedestrians coming from Marcos Highway's westward lane and from those coming from a small street that leads to Marikina City Proper.

The station is the eastern terminus of the MRT-2 and is the first and last station for trains headed to and from Recto respectively. The Santolan Depot, where the trains of the line are cleaned and maintained, is also near the station, as well as the line's Operations Control Center (OCC). The depot and OCC, however, are located in Marikina City.

This is the only station on this line with an island platform.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is near the Marikina River, Otto Shoes, SM City Marikina and the Riverbanks Center. It is also near Bali Oasis and Calumpang Elementary School also in Marikina City.

Transportation links[edit]

Taxis and jeepneys can be used to navigate the area around the station and along Marcos Highway, Marikina City. It is also easily access to C5 Road via Diosdado Macapagal Bridge going to Eastwood City, Ortigas Center, Makati Central Business District, Fort Bonifacio Global City as well as NAIA and SLEX.

Station layout[edit]

Platform MRT Line 2 termination platform
MRT Line 2 towards Recto
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform MRT Line 2 towards Recto
L1 Concourse Faregates,Ticketing booths, Station control, Shops

See also[edit]