Antipolo station

Antipolo station is a railway station. It sits on LRT Line 2 located in Antipolo, Rizal. It opened on July 5, 2021 and is the line's easternmost station, located on the stretch of Marikina–Infanta Highway near the intersection of Sumulong Highway.

Antipolo
Lrtalogo.svg
LRT2 EEP Antipolo 2021-07-10.jpg
Antipolo station platform area in July 2021
LocationMarcos Highway, Brgy. Mayamot
Antipolo, Rizal
Philippines
Coordinates14°37′29″N 121°7′16″E / 14.62472°N 121.12111°E / 14.62472; 121.12111Coordinates: 14°37′29″N 121°7′16″E / 14.62472°N 121.12111°E / 14.62472; 121.12111
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s)     Line 2
PlatformsSide platform
Construction
Structure typeOverpass
ParkingYes (SM City Masinag)
Other information
StatusOperational
History
OpenedJuly 5, 2021; 24 days ago (2021-07-05)[1]
Previous namesMasinag (2015–2021)
Services
Preceding station Manila LRT Following station
Terminus Line 2 Marikina
towards Recto
Location
Antipolo is located in Manila
Antipolo
Antipolo
Location within Greater Manila Area

The station is the eastern terminus of the line and is the first and last station for trains headed to and from Recto station.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
The construction of Antipolo station in June 2020.

Antipolo station was constructed as part of the Line 2 East Extension, which called for a 4-kilometer (2.5 mi) extension eastward from Santolan station and the construction of two stations.[2]

Construction of the Line 2 east extension began in September 2015 while the construction of Antipolo and Marikina stations began in May 2017. The expected opening was supposed to be in the fourth quarter of 2020, but was postponed repeatedly due to the COVID-19 pandemic[3] and various circumstances in integrating the east extension to the line's existing systems.[4] Earlier, the station was called Masinag Station, however, it was renamed in early 2021 for its location in Antipolo.

The east extension was inaugurated on July 1, 2021 and Antipolo station opened on July 5, 2021. Rides for the East Extension were free of charge until July 18, 2021.[5][1]

Station layoutEdit

L3
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Line 2 (temporary) reserved platform, not in use
Platform B Line 2 towards Recto[a]
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Station Amenities, Shops
GL Street Level Marcos Highway, SM City Masinag

Due to the location's elevation for a possible future extension to Cogeo, the height between the ground and concourse levels is equivalent to three levels. As such, the end of the line after the switching tracks has provisions for a continuation.[6]

Nearby landmarksEdit

The station is planned to be connected to SM City Masinag.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Transfer at Santolan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Garcia, Leandre (2021-07-05). "The new LRT-2 stations in Marikina and Antipolo are now operational". Top Gear Philippines. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. ^ "Project Update: The Line 2 Extension (East/West) Project". Light Rail Transit Authority. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  3. ^ Rey, Aika (16 April 2021). "COVID-19 curbs delay LRT2 East Extension opening to June 23". Rappler. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  4. ^ "LRT-2 East Extension Project inauguration moved; weekend closures announced". CNN Philippines. June 21, 2021. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "Duterte: Free rides from Antipolo to Santolan stations, vice versa for 2 weeks". GMA News. July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "ROADMAP FOR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FOR METRO MANILA AND ITS SURROUNDING AREAS (REGION III&REGION IV-A)" (PDF). March 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2021.