Shaw Boulevard MRT Station
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|Manila Metro Rail Transit System|
Shaw Boulevard Terminal Station
|Location||Epifanio de los Santos Avenue cor. Shaw Boulevard
Brgy. Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
|Platforms||Double Island platforms|
|Tracks||2 (1 reserve and 1 spur route)|
|Opened||December 15, 1999|
Shaw Boulevard MRT Station, also called Shaw for short, is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3). Shaw Boulevard station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line and is also considered as the "central terminal" of the line. Also, this is the only station with 2 tracks, 1 reserve route and 1 spur route. The station is located in the Mandaluyong portion of Ortigas Center and is named after Shaw Boulevard, since the station lies directly above the boulevard.
The station serves the Ortigas Center and Greenfield business districts and is near three prominent shopping centers: Shangri-La Plaza, Pavilion Mall (formerly EDSA Central) and Starmall which are all connected by elevated pedestrian walkways. Commuters can also walk or take alternate forms of transportation to the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel and to SM Megamall. Other nearby landmarks include the San Miguel Corporation building, the Department of Education head office, University of Asia and the Pacific, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, St. Paul College Pasig, Astoria Plaza, PhilSports Arena, Capitol Commons, Ynares Sports Arena and the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. The news network CNN Philippines is one of the landmarks from the station.
Shaw Boulevard station is a major transfer point for commuters taking other forms of transportation such as buses, taxis and jeepneys. Three major jeepney and UV Express (air-conditioned jeepneys) terminals are located either directly below or close to the station.
Buses that run along EDSA may be boarded below the station. For buses heading to Quezon City and points north, passengers may board at either EDSA Central Mall or walk towards Shangri-La Mall or SM Megamall. For buses heading to Makati and points south, passengers may board at either Starmall (near the jeepney terminal) or EDSA and Sultan Street (south of Parklea Center).
Passengers may board taxis at various locations near the station. The closest taxi stands include Starmall, Greenfield District (at Santo Cristo Street), and Shangri-La Plaza (at the entrance opposite Shaw Boulevard).
|L3||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing booths, Station control, Shops, Bridge to Shangri-La Plaza, Bridge to Pavilion Mall (Edsa Central), Bridge to Star Mall|
|Platform A||← MRT Line 3 towards North Avenue|
|Platform A & B||← MRT Line 3 Reserve track not in use →|
|Platform B||→ MRT Line 3 towards Taft Avenue →|
|L1||Street Level||Shangri-La Plaza, Pavilion Mall (Edsa Central), Star Mall|