North Avenue station (MRT)

North Avenue station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3. North Avenue is one of the 11 elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in Diliman in Quezon City and is named after its location, which is at the corner of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and North Avenue.

North Avenue
MRT-3 North Avenue Station Platform 1.jpg
LocationEpifanio de los Santos Avenue, Bagong Pag-asa & Phil-Am, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Philippines
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
Line(s)     Line 3
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2 (includes 1 spur going to the depot)
ConnectionsBuses, jeepneys, FX, and taxis at TriNoma, SM City North EDSA, and along EDSA
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingYes (TriNoma)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeNA
History
OpenedDecember 15, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-12-15)
Services
Preceding station Manila MRT Following station
Terminus Line 3 Quezon Avenue
towards Taft Avenue
Location
North Avenue is located in Manila
North Avenue
North Avenue
Location within Metro Manila

The station is the northern terminus of the line and is the first and last station for trains headed to and from Taft Avenue respectively. The North Avenue Depot, an underground depot where the trains of the line are kept and maintained, is located near the station. The elevated tracks terminate abruptly beyond the station, but there is sufficient room for a terminating train to leave the station and stop before switching to the other track then entering the station again to begin the journey south.

The station will be replaced by the North Avenue Grand Central station once completed.

Nearby landmarksEdit

The station is directly connected to one of the Philippines' premier shopping malls, TriNoma which opened in 2007. It is also close to SM City North EDSA, one of the Philippine's largest malls. Other nearby landmarks include Quezon Memorial Circle and Triangle Park where Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Department of Agriculture, Philippine Science High School Main Campus, Quezon City Science High School, and Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife Center can be found. Philippine Medical Association secretariat, Philam, Soccer Field and Sogo Hotel North Edsa are also within reach from the station.

Transportation linksEdit

North Avenue station is a major hub for buses plying the EDSA route. A bus terminal is also located near the station, particularly at TriNoma and at SM City North EDSA. Taxis, jeepneys, and UV Express vans also stop in and around the bus terminals.

Operating scheduleEdit

The line operates from 4:30 AM until 10:00 PM all days a week. It is closed for annual maintenance every Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday.


First / last train service

First train Last train
Regular Operation 4:30 AM 10:00 PM
December 24, 31 5:30 AM 8:00 PM
December 25, January 1 7:00 AM 10:30 PM

Express Train Service

Note: This service was discontinued in 2014.

Code Time Succeeding stations
1S 7:01 AM

7:26 AM

7:50 AM

8:14 AM

8:38 AM

9:03 AM

North Avenue (terminus)

Quezon Avenue

Buendia

Ayala

Magallanes

Taft Avenue (terminus)

2S 7:10 AM

7:34 AM

7:58 AM

8:22 AM

8:46 AM

North Avenue (terminus)

Kamuning

Buendia

Ayala

Magallanes

Taft Avenue (terminus)

3S 7:18 AM

7:42 AM

8:06 AM

8:30 AM

8:54 AM

North Avenue (terminus)

Araneta Center-Cubao

Buendia

Ayala

Magallanes

Taft Avenue (terminus)

Station layoutEdit

L3
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Line 3 towards Switch Track
Platform B Line 3 towards Depot ↗ or Taft Avenue
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L3 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, Bridge to TriNoma
L2 Overpass
L1 Street Level TriNoma, Vertis North, Hotel Sogo

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 14°39′08.8″N 121°01′55.8″E / 14.652444°N 121.032167°E / 14.652444; 121.032167