List of Philippine National Railways stations

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A map of the Philippine National Railways system. Active lines are in dark orange.

Philippine National Railways used to provide passenger services in two directions from the capital, thus serving various towns and cities north and south of Manila. This list contains stations of both Northrail and Southrail, and the various spur lines from both Northrail and Southrail, as well as stations within Metro Manila. The Northrail is also known as the Green Line, while the Southrail is also known as the Orange Line. Former termini or terminal stations are in bold and former or defunct stations are in italic.

North Main Line (Northrail)[edit]

Stations along the Manila-San Fernando Line were abandoned and closed. San Fernando-Dagupan closed in 1983, Dagupan-Tarlac in 1988 and Tarlac-Malolos in 1989. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo further shortened services up to Meycauayan in 1991 until it was closed in 1997.

Section Year Opened Length Distance from Manila
Manila-Bagbag March 24, 1891 44 km 44 km
Bagbag-Mabalacat February 2, 1892 43 87
Mabalacat-Tarlac June 1, 1892 32 119
Tarlac-Dagupan November 24, 1892 76 195
Dagupan-San Fabian January 11, 1908 12 207
San Fabian-Rabon July 5, 1908
Rabon-Santo Tomas November 14, 1908
Santo Tomas-Agoo December 4, 1908
Agoo-South Aringay July 26, 1909
South Aringay-Aringay 1910
Aringay-Bauang Sur October 14, 1912 13 253
Bauang Sur-Bauang January 16, 1929 2 255
Bauang-San Fernando U May 16, 1929 12 265
San Fernando U-Sudipen 1943 25 290
San Fernando U-Bacnotan January 25, 1955 18 283

La Union[edit]

Pangasinan[edit]

Tarlac[edit]

Pampanga[edit]

Bulacan[edit]

Metrotren Coaches with triangle rooftops parked at Tutuban station in Manila.

Metro Manila[edit]

East West Line (rapid transit)[edit]

The PNR East West line, or MRT Line 9, is a proposed rapid transit line in Metro Manila in the Philippines, generally running in an east-west direction along the Radial Road 7 and a portion of the Radial Road 8.

The line serves 11 stations on 9.4 kilometers (5.8 mi) of line. The rails are mostly elevated and erected either over or along the roads covered, with sections below ground. The western terminus of the line is the Quiapo station infont of Quiapo Church, while the eastern terminus of the line is the Diliman station along Commonwealth Avenue in Barangay Old Capitol Site, Quezon City.

Metro Manila[edit]

South Main Line (Southrail)[edit]

Section Date Opened Distance Distance from Manila
Santa Mesa-Paco March 25, 1908 3 9
Paco-Muntinlupa June 21, 1908 22 32
Muntinlupa-Calamba January 24, 1909 24 56
Calamba - Los Baños August 15, 1910 8 64
College- San Pablo August 20, 1923 23 88
Calamba-Malvar January 4, 1910 19 75
Malvar-San Pablo July 3, 1911 19 94
San Pablo-Tiaong July 1912 9 98
Tiaong-Lucena February 10, 1913 34 133
Lucena-Padre Burgos 1914 32 165
Padre Burgos - Hondagua - Calauag May 10, 1916 77 243
Calauag - Aloneros August 16, 1921 12 255
Aloneros - Manato January 13, 1931 45 300
Port Junction-Ragay-Lupi Viejo August 28, 1933
Lupi Viejo-Sipocot September 13, 1931
Sipocot-Libmanan July 1930
Libmanan-Pamplona February 3, 1929
Pamplona-Naga October 18, 1921 12
Naga-Pili April 1, 1920 28 405
Baao-Iriga August 1915
Iriga Legazpi- Tabaco November 1914 62 474

Metro Manila[edit]

EDSA station in Makati City.

Laguna[edit]

Biñan station in Laguna
Platform area of the Santa Rosa station.

Quezon[edit]

Camarines Sur[edit]

Iriga station at night.

Albay[edit]

Abandoned and inactive branches[edit]

Abandoned[edit]

Tarlac-San Jose branch[edit]

An abadoned branch line serving Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. This line was also planned to be extended to Cagayan with services linking almost all the provinces in the Cagayan Valley.

Tarlac[edit]
Nueva Ecija[edit]
Isabela[edit]
Cagayan[edit]

Santa Mesa-Antipolo branch[edit]

Ceased operations when the San Juan River Bridge collapsed. Remains of the old railroad tracks from the old line are still present. The piers of the San Juan River bridge were still standing until they were demolished in 2018 due to the Skyway Stage 3 traversing through the river. It would be only feasible in the future to reactive just the Sta. Mesa-Mandaluyong parts of the line and the bridge rebuilt with possible elevated tracks on the final segment to the Guadalupe station, which links the PNR to EDSA and MRT Line 3 (the nearest stations are the Guadalupe Station in Makati and Boni Avenue Station in Mandaluyong).

Manila[edit]
Mandaluyong City[edit]
  • Mandaluyong (San Felipe Neri) - Brgy. Daang Bakal
  • Magalona - Brgy. Daang Bakal [flagstop, opened in 1974]
  • A. Bonifacio - Brgy. Addition Hills [flagstop, opened in 1974]
  • Welfareville - Brgy. Addition Hills
  • Boni Avenue - Barangay Old Zaniga [flagstop, opened in 1974]
  • Zaniga (Saniga) - Brgy. Old Zaniga [flagstop, opened in 1974]
  • Hulo (San Pedro Macati) - near San Francisco Street, Barangay Hulo [flagstop]
  • Guadalupe (Barangka) - Barangay Barangka Ilaya, near EDSA, terminus of the line [now serves as the Mayor Neptali Gonzales Jr. Basketball Gymnnasium, opened in 1927]
Pasig[edit]
Rizal[edit]

Balagtas-Cabanatuan branch[edit]

This one of the branch lines that were abandoned after WWII. The line was reopened in 1969, however once again it was abandoned in 1980. If reactivated it will serve thousands of people and tourists as well as provide freight services to the provinces of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija.

Bulacan[edit]
Nueva Ecija[edit]

Rosario-Montalban branch[edit]

An abandoned branch which used to serve the cities of Pasig, Marikina, and the province of Rizal.

Pasig City[edit]
Marikina City[edit]
Rizal[edit]

Fort Stotsenburg-Dau branch[edit]

A line from Fort Stotsenburg in Angeles to Magalang, Pampanga, if reactivated the line would also serve residents, workers and tourists travelling to and from the Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City and Magalang, while providing a link with the transport terminals in Mabalacat.

Dau-Magalang branch[edit]

An abdandoned branch line from Dau to Magalang.

Nielson Field branch[edit]

Abandoned after Nielson Field was closed.

Legazpi-Tabaco branch[edit]

Abandoned line that served passengers and cargo going towards Tabaco City and its harbor.

Aringay-Baguio branch[edit]

An old line from Aringay, La Union to Baguio City. Due to being a mountainous route, several tunnels were constructed during the Spanish Period but abandoned during WWII. Two remnants of the line are the Aringay railroad triangle and the Century old tunnel in Brgy. Poblacion.

San Fabian-Camp One branch[edit]

This is a line to Camp One, Rosario, La Union, first railroad project attempting to reach Baguio, abandoned in 1914. A remnant is the triangle junction which was part of the railtracks which is now roads.

Arayat-Carmen branch[edit]

If reactivated, it would serve as a tourist line linking the PNR network to the Mount Arayat National Park and as a faster access to western parts of Pampanga, northern Bataan, southern Zambales and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, with the possible construction in the future of a rail line linking the two economic zones.

Tayug branch[edit]

If reactivated the line will serve residents and freight in Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, and Tarlac.

Tarlac[edit]
Nueva Ecija[edit]
Pangasinan[edit]

San Pablo-Malvar branch[edit]

Branch line from San Pablo, Laguna to Malvar, Batangas. It was abandoned after the Los Baños to San Pablo route was built, if reopened it would serve as an alternative to the main line.

*San Pablo - San Pablo City

Paniqui-Camiling branch[edit]

Abandoned tram line that was operated by the Tarlac Railway Company in Tarlac

Lingayen-Camiling branch[edit]

Cancelled during the planning stages. The route was supposed to be from Lingayen, Pangasinan to Camiling, Tarlac.

Damortis-Tuba branch[edit]

Branch line abandoned before the bed was completed and before any bridges had been constructed, the only remains of this line are the two railroad tunnels in Asin Road.

Caba-Galiano branch[edit]

Abandoned before the bed was completed and before any bridges had been constructed

Paco-Naic branch[edit]

Very few, if not none of the original line exists today due to the path occupied presently by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and various developments since the line's closure.

San Pedro-Carmona branch[edit]

This is the last branch line that was used by PNR up to early 2000s. In 2010, the land area of the station in San Jose (now considered on the tip and under the jurisdiction of GMA Cavite between San Pedro and Carmona), was allegedly re-leased to the private sector and the old rails were dismantled halfway up to Olympia Street in Pacita Complex. The old rails still exists from Chrysanthemum Station up to Crismor Ave. in Elvinda near the old San Pedro Station and is at least still in use by the squatter's trolleys. This 3.9 km line was opened in 1973.

Though inactive at present, PNR intends to reintroduce services to this branch line sometime in 2019, and a potential repair work would soon begin in preparation of the line's reopening. DOTr officials inspected the line on August 19, 2018 to review its conditions in readiness for the resumption of operations.[1]

Laguna[edit]
Cavite[edit]

Cavite branch[edit]

An abandoned branch line serving Cavite City and parts of Noveleta.

Pandacan-Isla Provisor branch[edit]

Also known as the Santibañez line. This line had spurs leading to Isla Provisor, Luzon Brokerage Company, the closed Pandacan Oil Depot and the Johnson Picket Rope Company. It ends in what is now the Tabacalera Compound today. The bridge route's crossing in Pasig River is a mechanical swing bridge built to allow bigger ships to pass through. Today, not only is the mechanical component of the bridge nonfunctional, but the bridge itself cannot turn anymore due to the Pandacan Bridge built very close to its turning radius. The very bridge itself is still in use by trains, and occasionally by rickshaws and railskates.

Rongos branch[edit]

A 1.7 km line connecting the former Rongos wharf in the Bicol River for construction purposes, dismantled after the completion of the South Line in 1938

Inactive[edit]

UP Los Baños-Santa Cruz branch[edit]

This inactive line, when reactivated, could serve passengers and freight in eastern parts of Laguna while providing a faster access to tourist and historical destinations within the province.

Laguna[edit]

Calamba-Bauan branch[edit]

As part of the Long-Haul Railway project, which includes the construction of a new line to Bicol, the Calamba-Batangas City section of the branch will be reconstructed into a new single-track line, that will be expanded to two when capacity is needed to be expanded.

Laguna[edit]
Batangas[edit]

Mamatid-Buntog branch[edit]

This branch line, currently inactive, is the nearest rail link to the Nuvali residential township of Ayala Land, which extends to Calamba City to the south. It is also a potential branch line for a revived freight service from Metro Manila in the future, since a multimodal freight terminal was from the 1990s up to 2001 served by this line via container trains from the capital region.

Cabuyao-Eton City branch[edit]

An unfinished branch line, with the only remnant being a railroad overpass in South Luzon Expressway. If completed the line would serve residents in the Eton City township area in Santa Rosa, as well as in the other urban townships in Western Laguna, providing a direct rail link to Metro Manila from these townships, which currently depend on road transport.

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