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The Ayala Station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3. Ayala station is one of the two underground stations that can be found on the line, the other being the Buendia station. The station is located in Makati and is named so due to its proximity to two places bearing the Ayala name: Ayala Center and Ayala Avenue.

 Ayala 
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
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Ayala Station
LocationEpifanio de los Santos Avenue
San Lorenzo, Makati
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
Line(s)Line 3
PlatformsSide Platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsEDSA Bus Stop
Ayala FX Terminal
Construction
Structure typeConcourse Level (Elevated)
Platform Level (Underground)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAY
History
OpenedJuly 20, 2000
Services
Preceding station   Manila MRT   Following station
toward North Avenue
Line 3
toward Taft Avenue

The station is the eleventh station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the third station for trains headed to North Avenue. The most recognizable landmark near the station is Ayala Center, one of the most popular shopping centers in the Philippines. It is one of two stations that are considered within the Makati Central Business District (the other being Buendia). There are multiple stairs, escalators, and elevators for going in and out of the station.

The station also has a shopping center within the station (similar to Shaw Boulevard station), with restaurants, shops, and facilities surrounding the concourse level of the station above the main platform.

Nearby landmarksEdit

The station is at the heart of the Makati Central Business District. It has an elevated walkway that connects it to SM Makati, which in turn is connected to Glorietta,[1] Rustan's,[1] The Landmark,[1] Greenbelt,[1] and the rest of the Ayala Center. The station is also the closest to adjacent Forbes Park and Dasmariñas villages, as well as Bonifacio Global City via McKinley Road, which were also developed by the Ayalas.

The Philippine Stock Exchange along with the major financial headquarters of Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Bank, RCBC, HSBC Philippines, Citibank Philippines and Standard Chartered Bank Philippines are all within the station's vicinity.

Nearby hotels include Holiday Inn and Suites (part of Glorietta), Fairmont Manila/Raffles Manila, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Peninsula Manila,[1] Dusit Hotel, and New World Hotel. The Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Museum, Filipinas Heritage Library and the Asian Institute of Management are also nearby.

Transportation linksEdit

The station is considered a major transportation hub, with multiple bus stops lying under the station. Passengers can board buses to and from destinations within Metro Manila and to the provinces. Passengers can board a jeepney bound for the Central Business District, Makati City, Pateros, and nearby Fort Bonifacio (now Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City) along EDSA, Ayala Avenue, and the new Park Square carpark, which is accessible through SM Makati. Taxis also stop near the station, and passengers can board them at nearby SM Makati or Glorietta 4. FX vans bound for Metro Manila and nearby provinces can be boarded in the new Park Square Carpark located next to Park Terraces, connected by a bridge from SM Makati.

A few meters from the station's Northbound exit lies the BGC Bus Ayala terminal, where buses to different destinations within Bonifacio Global City are available.

It is also a short walk from Ayala Center, with the station's main entrance located beside SM Makati.

Express Train ServiceEdit

Code Time First Station Succeeding Stations
2N 5:14 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 5:38 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 6:02 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 6:26 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue
2N 6:50 PM Taft Avenue Araneta Center-Cubao, Kamuning, Quezon Avenue, North Avenue

Station layoutEdit

L2 Concourse Fare Gates, Ticketing Booths, Station Control, Shops, Linkbridge to SM Makati 3/F
L1 Street Level Escalators to concourse and platforms, Ayala Bus Stop
B1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Line 3 towards North Avenue
Platform B Line 3 towards Taft Avenue
Side platform, doors will open on the right

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Guide to MRT3 Stations - Ayala". SPOT.PH. Retrieved 2018-04-10.

See alsoEdit