Blumentritt station (Line 1)

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Manila Light Rail Transit System
LRT-1 Blumentritt 2011.jpg
Blumentritt station
Location Rizal Avenue cor. New Antipolo and Blumentritt Road
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s) LRT Line 1
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Transfer to PNR via Rizal Avenue sidewalk to Blumentritt station.
Structure type Viaduct
Other information
Station code BL
Opened May 12, 1985
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
toward Baclaran
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
Metro Commuter
toward Calamba
Bicol Express
toward Legazpi
Isarog Limited
toward Naga

Blumentritt LRT station is a station on the Manila LRT (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, Blumentritt station is above-ground. The station serves Sampaloc in Manila. The station itself is located near Blumentritt Road, which the station was named after. The street itself is named to honor Bohemian professor Ferdinand Blumentritt, one of José Rizal's closest associates and a sympathizer of the Propaganda Movement.

Blumentritt station serves as the seventh station for LRT-1 trains headed for Baclaran, the fourteenth station for trains headed to Roosevelt, and is one of the five LRT stations serving Santa Cruz District, the others being Tayuman, Bambang, Doroteo Jose, and Carriedo.

It is the second-to last station on Rizal Avenue before the line shifts to Rizal Avenue Extension at Abad Santos station.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is near the San Roque De Manila Parish, Blumentritt flea market and Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center. Like its southern counterpart at Tayuman, it is also near the old San Lazaro Hippodrome, which now houses SM City San Lazaro, Avida Towers, Celadon Residences and Vertex One. The station is also near Manila North Cemetery and La Loma, which is mentioned as the "Lechon Capital of the Philippines.

Transportation links[edit]

A Philippine National Railways station exists just a short walk from the station, also known as Blumentritt station. Jeepneys and taxis that ply Rizal Avenue and nearby routes stop at Blumentritt station, where there is a nearby transportation terminal.

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A LRT Line 1 towards Roosevelt
Platform B LRT Line 1 towards Baclaran
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops
L1 Street Level PNR Blumentritt station, San Roque De Manila Parish

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 14°37′22.05″N 120°58′58.57″E / 14.6227917°N 120.9829361°E / 14.6227917; 120.9829361