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Shaw Boulevard Station, also called Shaw for short, is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 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 3 tracks, 1 reserve track for temporary parking of disabled trains and termination track when train service changes and 2 for regular train service, and also the only elevated station in the line to feature a concourse on top of the platforms at the 3rd level. 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.

 Shaw Boulevard 
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
MRT-3 Shaw Boulevard Station Platform 2.jpg
Shaw Boulevard Terminal Station
LocationEpifanio de los Santos Avenue cor. Shaw Boulevard
Brgy. Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
Line(s)Line 3
PlatformsDouble Island platforms
Tracks3 (1 reserve track, 2 for regular service)
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeSB
History
OpenedDecember 15, 1999
Services
Preceding station   Manila MRT   Following station
toward North Avenue
Line 3
toward Taft Avenue

The station is the seventh station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the seventh station for trains headed to North Avenue. The Shaw Boulevard station lies at the center of the whole line.

Nearby landmarksEdit

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.

Transportation linksEdit

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).

Station layoutEdit

L3 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing booths, Station control, Shops, Bridge to Shangri-La Plaza, Bridge to Pavilion Mall (Edsa Central), Bridge to Star Mall
L2
Platforms
Platform A Line 3 towards North Avenue
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform A & B Line 3 Reserve track not in use
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform B Line 3 towards Taft Avenue
L1 Street Level Shangri-La Plaza, Pavilion Mall (Edsa Central), Star Mall

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