Ayala MRT Station

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 Ayala 
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
MRT-3 Ayala Station Exterior 2.jpg
Ayala Station
Location Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
San Lorenzo, Makati
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
Line(s) MRT-3
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2,1 reserve(in the middle of Ayala and Magallanes Stations)
Connections EDSA Bus Stop
Ayala FX Terminal
Construction
Structure type Concourse: Elevated
Platform area: Underground
Parking Through nearby EDSA Carpark
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code AY
History
Opened July 20, 2000
Services
Preceding station   Manila MRT   Following station
toward North Avenue
MRT-3
toward Taft Avenue

Ayala MRT Station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3). Ayala Station is one of the two underground stations that can be found on the line, the other being the Buendia station. The station is located in Makati and is named so due to its proximity to two places bearing the Ayala name: Ayala Center and Ayala Avenue.

The station is the eleventh station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the third station for trains headed to North Avenue. The most recognizable landmark near the station is Ayala Center, one of the most popular shopping centers in the Philippines. It is one of two stations that are considered within the Makati Central Business District (the other being Buendia). There are multiple stairs, escalators, and elevators for going in and out of the station.

Ayala MRT station also has a shopping center within the station (similar to Shaw Boulevard MRT Station), with restaurants, shops, and facilities surrounding the concourse level of the station above the main platform.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is at the heart of the Makati Central Business District. It has an elevated walkway that connects it to SM Makati, which in turn is connected to Glorietta, Rustan's, The Landmark, Greenbelt, and the rest of the Ayala Center. The station is also the closest to adjacent Forbes Park and Dasmariñas villages, as well as Bonifacio Global City via McKinley Road, which were also developed by the Ayalas. The Philippine Stock Exchange along with the major financial headquarters of Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Bank, RCBC, HSBC Philippines, Citibank Philippines and Standard Chartered Bank Philippines are all within the station's vicinity. Nearby hotels include InterContinental Hotel, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Peninsula Hotel, Dusit Hotel, New World Hotel and Ascott Makati. The Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Museum, Filipinas Heritage Library and the Asian Institute of Management are also nearby.

Transportation links[edit]

Ayala MRT Station is considered a major transportation hub, with multiple bus stops lying under the station. Passengers can board buses to and from destinations within Metro Manila and to the provinces. Passengers can board a jeepney bound for the Central Business District, Makati City, Pateros, and nearby Fort Bonifacio (now Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City) along EDSA and in Park Square One's 3rd level, which is accessible through SM Makati. Taxis also stop near the station, and passengers can board them at nearby SM Makati or Glorietta 4. FX vans bound for Metro Manila and nearby provinces can be boarded in EDSA Carpark's 2nd level.

The station is also a short walk from Ayala Center, with the station's main entrance located beside SM Makati.

Express Train Service[edit]

Code Time First Station Succeeding Stations
2N 5:14 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 5:38 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 6:02 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 6:26 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 6:50 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue

Station layout[edit]

The Ayala Station as seen from EDSA
L2 Concourse Fare Gates, Ticketing Booths, Station Control, Shops, Linkbridges to SM Makati and EDSA Carpark
L1 Street Level Escalators to concourse and platforms, Ayala Bus Stop
B1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A MRT Line 3 towards North Avenue
Platform B MRT Line 3 towards Taft Avenue
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 14°32′56.19″N 121°01′39.62″E / 14.5489417°N 121.0276722°E / 14.5489417; 121.0276722