Santa Mesa railway station

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 Santa Mesa 
Philippine National Railways
PNR Santa Mesa.jpg
Northbound locomotive platform of Santa Mesa station
LocationRamon Magsaysay Boulevard and Teresa St
Santa Mesa, Manila
Coordinates14°36′2.74″N 121°0′37.25″E / 14.6007611°N 121.0103472°E / 14.6007611; 121.0103472Coordinates: 14°36′2.74″N 121°0′37.25″E / 14.6007611°N 121.0103472°E / 14.6007611; 121.0103472
Owned byPhilippine National Railways
Line(s) PNR Southrail, Antipolo line, Cavite line (defunct)


North Shuttle Line
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsTransfer to Blue Line via Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard sidewalk to Pureza station.
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeSA
History
OpenedDecember 22, 1905
Rebuilt1920, 2009
Services
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
North Shuttle
toward FTI
toward Tutuban
Metro South Commuter
toward Calamba
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Santolan
Line 2
Transfer at: Pureza
toward Recto
PNR Metro Commuter
North–South Commuter Line
Valenzuela
Governor Pascual
Caloocan
Caloocan Depot
10th Avenue
5th Avenue
Maypajo Estuary
Solis
Tutuban Railyard &
Tayuman Locomotive Shed
Tutuban
 2 
Blumentritt
 1 
Laong Laan
España
 8 
Valencia Estuary
Santa Mesa
 2 
Pandacan Estuary
Pandacan
Pandacan Estuary
Paco
San Andres
Vito Cruz
Buendia
Dela Rosa
Pasay Road
Tripa de Gallina Estuary
EDSA
 3 
Tripa de Gallina Estuary
Nichols Ninoy Aquino International Airport
 9 
FTI
 9 
Bicutan
Sucat
Sucat River
Alabang Bus interchange
Bayanan Creek
Poblacion River
Muntinlupa
Magdaong River
Tunasan
Tunasan River
San Isidro River
San Pedro
Carmona
Pacita MG
Golden City 1
Biñan
Biñan River
Silang-Santa Rosa River
Santa Rosa
Golden City 2
Cabuyao River delta
Cabuyao
Gulod
Cabuyao River delta
Mamatid
Banlic
Calamba

Santa Mesa station is a station on the South Main Line (Southrail) of the Philippine National Railways. Like all PNR stations, the station is at grade. It is located on an unnamed road near Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Santa Mesa, Manila, making it one of two stations (the other is Pasay Road) to have its own access road. The station is named after the district where it is located.

The station is the fourth station southbound from Tutuban and is the only Southrail station serving Santa Mesa.

In addition to having its own dedicated access road, Santa Mesa station is also one of three stations (the others being Pasay Road and España) to have its original platforms extended and raised in order to accommodate new PNR diesel multiple units. The original platforms have been retained for the use of Commuter Express locomotives and especially for intercity trains, although Santa Mesa is not designated as a station where these trains can stop. Previously, the station also serves the Santa Mesa-Mandaluyong branch line, also known as Guadalupe line (this line originally exists until Antipolo and Montalban), although this line has since been dismantled.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is near landmarks such as the Santa Mesa Public Market, SM City Sta. Mesa, the main campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST), the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School and the Philippine headquarters of the Tzu Chi Foundation.

Transportation links[edit]

Santa Mesa station is accessible by jeepneys and buses plying the Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard route. Several cycle rickshaw terminals are also located near the station.

An Line 2 station, Pureza, is a short walk or riding a tricycle from Santa Mesa 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 Alabang (→)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L1 Concourse/
Street Level
Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, Line 2 Pureza Station, Santa Mesa Public Market, SM City Sta. Mesa, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School

History[edit]

Santa Mesa was opened in December 22, 1905 as a station originally situated on the Antipolo and Montalban lines. From this station, the Main Line South as well as it's subsequent branch lines which were later abandoned (Naic and Carmona, Cavite; Batangas; Bay, Sta Cruz and Pagsanjan, Laguna; Canlubang, Laguna,) branched out southwest from the line heading east southeast to Antipolo and Montalban. Main Line South was constructed not long afterwards and was the first railway line of MRR (later PNR) to go over the Pasig River, with Pandacan and all the oil refineries and other branch lines, including one right to Malacanang Garden, being constructed right after the Pasig River bridge.