Ayala MRT Station
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|Manila Metro Rail Transit System|
Ayala Center Station
|Location||Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
San Lorenzo, Makati
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
|Tracks||2, 1 reserve (in the middle of Ayala and Magallanes Stations)|
|Connections||EDSA Bus Stop
Ayala FX Terminal
|Structure type||Concourse: Elevated
Platform area: Underground
|Opened||July 20, 2000|
Ayala Center 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.
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 Holiday Inn and Suites (part of Glorietta), Fairmont Manila/Raffles Manila, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Peninsula Manila, 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.
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, Ayala Avenue, and the new Park Square carpark, 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 the new Park Square Carpark located next to Park Terraces, connected by a bridge from SM Makati.
Express Train Service
|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|
|L2||Concourse||Fare Gates, Ticketing Booths, Station Control, Shops, Linkbridge to SM Makati 3/F|
|L1||Street Level||Escalators to concourse and platforms, Ayala Bus Stop|
|Platform A||← MRT Line 3 towards North Avenue|
|Platform B||→ MRT Line 3 towards Taft Avenue →|
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