Blumentritt LRT station
|Manila Light Rail Transit System|
|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|
|Connections||Transfer to PNR via Rizal Avenue sidewalk to Blumentritt station.|
|Opened||May 12, 1985|
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.
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 Quezon City, which is mentioned as the "Lechon Capital of the Philippines.
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.
|Platform A||← LRT Line 1 towards Roosevelt|
|Platform B||→ LRT Line 1 towards Baclaran →|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops|
|L1||Street Level||PNR Blumentritt station, San Roque De Manila Parish|