San Fernando railway station (Pampanga)

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Coordinates: 15°1′36.6″N 120°41′12.15″E / 15.026833°N 120.6867083°E / 15.026833; 120.6867083

San Fernando City Station
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LocationSan Fernando, Pampanga
Owned byPhilippine National Railways
Line(s) PNR Northrail
Other information
Station codeSFN

San Fernando City station or simply San Fernando station is a defunct railway station of the PNR Northrail line of Philippine National Railways. It is situated San Fernando, Pampanga. Historically, the old PNR train station was the site of a stopping place for Filipino and American prisoners of war during the Bataan death march in 1942.[1][2][3]

The station is a historical landmark in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga, the Philippines.

The station has been closed since the ending of northbound rail services by Philippine National Railways over thirty years ago.

History[edit]

The station was inaugurated by Governor-General Eulogio Despujol and Bernardino Nozaleda, the Archbishop of Manila, on February 23, 1892.[2]

On June 27, 1892, José Rizal disembarked from this station to meet some recruits for La Liga Filipina and again the next day en route to Bacolor.[2][3]

On April 1942, during the Bataan Death March, the station served as the ending point for the 102-kilometer (63-mile) march from Bataan, from which Filipino and American prisoners-of-war were carted to Capas in Tarlac en route to their final destination, Camp O'Donnell.[1][3]

It was closed, along with all other PNR Northrail stations, in 1988, when the North Main Line ceased its services.

Revival[edit]

The station will be one of the seventeen stations on the Manila-Clark Railway System or North–South Commuter Railway, which uses the old PNR right of way.[2][4] It will once again connect Central Luzon and Metro Manila by rail.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Orejas, Tonette. "Death March glimpses in old train station". Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ a b c d Arcellaz, Princess Clea (2017-08-20). "San Fernando assures preservation of city's old train station". Sunstar. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ a b c "San Fernando train station | San Fernando, Pampanga - Baktin Corporation". Baktin Corporation. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  4. ^ "17 stations of Manila-Clark Railway announced". Rappler. Retrieved 2018-07-22.