Balintawak station

Balintawak station is an elevated Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) station situated on Line 1, and was constructed as part of the Line 1 North Extension Project. It opened on March 22, 2010.[1] The station serves passengers going to and from the northern parts of Luzon using the North Luzon Expressway.

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General information
Location1179 EDSA, Balintawak
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Owned byDepartment of TransportationLight Rail Transit Authority
Operated byLight Rail Manila Corporation
Line(s)     Line 1
Platforms2 (2 side)
Connections E  Balintawak
Structure typeOverpass
ParkingYes (Puregold Monumento, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Juliana Wet & Dry Market)
Other information
Station codeBW
OpenedMarch 22, 2010; 13 years ago (2010-03-22)[1]
Preceding station Manila LRT Following station
Line 1 Monumento
towards Baclaran
Balintawak is located in Manila
Location within Metro Manila

Balintawak is one of two Line 1 stations serving Quezon City, the other one is Roosevelt. It is the second station for trains headed to Baclaran, the nineteenth station for trains headed to Roosevelt. It served as the temporary northern terminus of the line before the completion of Roosevelt station in October 2010 and during the temporary closure of that station since September 2020 until December 2022 due to the ongoing construction of the North Triangle Common Station.[2]

The station is located at the boundary of barangays Balingasa, Unang Sigaw, and Apolonio Samson, in front of the Balintawak Market and near the Quezon CityCaloocan boundary. It is located near the Balintawak Cloverleaf.


Balintawak station was constructed as part of the Line 1 North Extension Project, a 5.4-kilometer (3.4 mi) extension of LRT-1 to the North Avenue station of MRT Line 3 as part of the MRT-LRT closing the loop project to integrate the operations of the LRT-1 and MRT-3. However, the integration of MRT-3 and LRT-1 operations did not happen, but this will change when the North Triangle Common Station is set to partially open in 2022. Construction of the North Extension started in July 2008 and was completed in 2010. Balintawak station was opened on March 22, 2010.[1]

Transportation linksEdit

There are several city buses and jeepneys plying EDSA, as well as A. Bonifacio Avenue below the Balintawak Interchange. A UV Express terminal is also found at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf. The station serves as an interchange with the EDSA Carousel. The EDSA Carousel is accessible via the emergency exits of the station.

The station is served by bus route 39 at the nearby Ayala Malls Cloverleaf.

Nearby landmarksEdit

View of Balintawak station from street level

The station is close to Balintawak Market and adjacent to Puregold Balintawak. An access road to Ayala Land's Cloverleaf estate is built right beside the station. Accessing Ayala Malls Cloverleaf from the station requires riding the shuttle service stationed near the southbound entrance.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "LRT opens Balintawak station". ABS-CBN News. March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Ong, Ghio (August 8, 2020). "LRT-1 to close Roosevelt station". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 11, 2021.

Coordinates: 14°39′26.44″N 121°0′14.26″E / 14.6573444°N 121.0039611°E / 14.6573444; 121.0039611