Blumentritt (PNR station)

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This article is about the PNR station. For the LRT-1 station, see Blumentritt LRT Station.
 Blumentritt 
Philippine National Railways
PNR Blumentritt 2011.jpg
Platform area of Blumentritt station
Location Old Antipolo Street, Rizal Avenue and Leonor Rivera Street
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Coordinates 14°37′21.33″N 120°59′5.22″E / 14.6225917°N 120.9847833°E / 14.6225917; 120.9847833Coordinates: 14°37′21.33″N 120°59′5.22″E / 14.6225917°N 120.9847833°E / 14.6225917; 120.9847833
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Philippine National Railways
Line(s) PNR Southrail, Antipolo line, Cavite line (defunct)
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Transfer to LRT Line 1 via Blumentritt sidewalk to Blumentritt station.
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BLU
History
Opened December 22, 1905
Rebuilt 1934, 1978, 1990, 2009
Services
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
Terminus
Metro Commuter
toward Calamba
Bicol Express
toward Legazpi
Isarog Limited
toward Naga
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
LRT-1
Transfer at: Blumentritt
toward Baclaran
PNR Metro Commuter
 South Commuter Line 
Tutuban
Blumentritt  LRT1 
Laong Laan
España
Santa Mesa  LRT2 
Pasig River
Pandacan
Paco
San Andres
Vito Cruz
Manila
Makati
Buendia
Pasay Road
EDSA  MRT3 
Makati
Taguig
Nichols Ninoy Aquino International Airport
FTI
Taguig
Parañaque
Bicutan
Parañaque
Muntinlupa
Sucat
Alabang
Muntinlupa
Muntinlupa
San Pedro
San Pedro
Pacita MG
San Pedro
Biñan
Golden City 1
Biñan
Biñan
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa
Cabuyao
Cabuyao
Mamatid
Cabuyao
Calamba
Calamba

Blumentritt station is a station on the South Main Line ("Southrail") of the Philippine National Railways. Like all PNR stations, it is at grade. It is located at the corner of Old Antipolo Street and Rizal Avenue in Santa Cruz, Manila and derives its name from nearby Blumentritt Road, which is named after the Bohemian professor Ferdinand Blumentritt, friend of José Rizal and sympathizer of the Filipino cause.

The station is the second station southbound from Tutuban and is the first of four Southrail stations serving Sampaloc.

Blumentritt station is one of four stations whose original platforms have been retained for service. However, it is unique in the sense that the new platforms designed to accommodate new PNR diesel multiple units are not connected to the station's original platforms, unlike solutions employed at stations such as España, where the new platforms are directly connected to the original ones. The old platforms are still used to accommodate Commuter Express locomotives and especially intercity trains.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is near major landmarks such as the Blumentritt Market, SM City San Lazaro (previously the San Lazaro Hippodrome), the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, the Manila Chinese Cemetery, Manila North Cemetery[1] and adjacent to an old school Manuel L. Quezon High School.[2] Further away from the station are the Manila North Cemetery, La Loma Cemetery, Lourdes School of Quezon City, and St. Theresa's College of Quezon City.

Transportation links[edit]

Blumentritt station is accessible by jeepneys plying the Rizal Avenue route. Cycle rickshaws are also used to navigate around the station's immediate vicinity.

A Manila Light Rail Transit System station, also named Blumentritt, is located immediately above the station.

Station Layout[edit]

L1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A PNR Metro Commuter towards Tutuban (←)
Platform B PNR Metro Commuter towards Calamba (→)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L1 Concourse/
Street Level
Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, LRT-1 Blumentritt station, San Roque De Manila Parish

History[edit]

Blumentritt (then San Lazaro) was opened in December 22, 1905, as a station originally part of the Antipolo and Montalban lines, the Blumentritt-Santa Mesa segment of the current PNR Southrail was part of the defunct line but now it is being used for the PNR Metro South Commuter services.

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