Santa Mesa railway station

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 Santa Mesa 
Philippine National Railways
PNR Santa Mesa.jpg
Northbound locomotive platform of Santa Mesa station
Location Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and Teresa St
Santa Mesa, Manila
Coordinates 14°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 by Philippine National Railways
Line(s) PNR Southrail, Antipolo line, Cavite line (defunct)
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Transfer to Purple Line via Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard sidewalk to Pureza station.
Structure type At grade
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SA
Opened December 22, 1905
Rebuilt 1920, 2009
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
toward Caloocan
Caloocan-Dela Rosa Line
toward Tutuban
Metro Commuter
toward Calamba
  Out-of-system interchange  
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Santolan
Transfer at: Pureza
toward Recto
PNR Metro Commuter
South Commuter Line
Laong Laan
Santa Mesa
San Andres
Vito Cruz
Dela Rosa
Pasay Road
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
San Pedro
Pacita MG
Golden City 1
Santa Rosa
Golden City 2

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 LRT-2 station, Pureza, is a short walk or riding a tricycle from Santa Mesa station.

Station Layout[edit]

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, LRT-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


Santa Mesa was opened in December 22, 1905 as a station originally situated on the Antipolo and Montalban lines.