Santa Mesa railway station
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|Philippine National Railways|
Northbound locomotive platform of Santa Mesa station
|Location||Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and Teresa St
Santa Mesa, Manila
|Owned by||Philippine National Railways|
|Line(s)||█ PNR Southrail, Antipolo line, Cavite line (defunct)|
|Connections||Transfer to Purple Line via Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard sidewalk to Pureza station.|
|Structure type||At grade|
|Opened||December 22, 1905|
|PNR Metro Commuter Line|
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.
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.
|Platform A||PNR Metro Commuter towards Tutuban (←)|
|Platform B||PNR Metro Commuter towards Alabang (→)|
|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.