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Buendia
General information
LocationEDSA, Forbes Park & Urdaneta
Makati, Metro Manila
Philippines
Owned byMetro Rail Transit Corporation
Operated byDepartment of Transportation
Line(s)     Line 3
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
Connections E  Buendia
Construction
Structure typeConcourse level: Elevated
Platform level: Underground
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle racks (Northbound entrance)
AccessibleConcourse: All entrances
Platforms: All platforms
Other information
Station codeBU
History
OpenedDecember 15, 1999
Services
Preceding station Manila MRT Following station
Guadalupe
towards North Avenue
Line 3 Ayala
towards Taft Avenue
Location
Buendia is located in Manila
Buendia
Buendia
Location within Metro Manila

Buendia station is an underground Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station located on the MRT Line 3 (MRT-3) system in Makati. It is one of two underground stations that can be found on the line, the other being Ayala. The station lies near the EDSA–Kalayaan Flyover and Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia Avenue) in Makati.

It is the tenth station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the fourth station for trains headed to North Avenue. It is the second to the last station south of the Pasig River and is also the last underground station in the line before the line goes above ground at Guadalupe station. It is one of five stations on the line where passengers can catch a train going in the opposite direction without paying a new fare due to the station's layout. The other four stations are Araneta Center-Cubao, Shaw Boulevard, Boni, Ayala, and Taft Avenue. Excluding Araneta Center-Cubao station, it is also one of four stations on the line with its concourse level located above the platform.

Nearby landmarks

The station serves the Makati Central Business District and is the nearest station to the Department of Trade and Industry offices; as well as the headquarters of major banks like Development Bank of the Philippines and Banco de Oro. Several business process outsourcing (BPO) buildings line the avenue right outside the station including those of SM Cyberzone. The famous Makati Avenue and Jupiter Street entertainment districts, as well as Century City, can also be accessed from this station via taxi or jeepneys. Posh residential subdivisions such as Forbes Park, Bel-Air, and Urdaneta Villages are found in the vicinity of the station.

Transportation links

The station has jeepneys, buses, and taxicabs outside the station. Jeepneys that ply the area of station head along Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia) for western Makati, the Central Business District, and Pasay. The Buendia station of EDSA Carousel, located along EDSA, is interconnected to the MRT station through a pedestrian footbridge.[1] eSakay, an electric jeepney, also plies the station and is bound for Circuit Makati and Mandaluyong City Hall.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "EDSA Busway commuters can now use the newly opened Buendia Station". Top Gear Philippines. November 22, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  2. ^ Laurel, Drei (January 18, 2019). "There's a new e-jeepney route from Makati to Mandaluyong". Top Gear Philippines. Retrieved May 15, 2020.

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