Philippine National Railways used to provide passenger services in two directions from the capital, thus serving various towns and cities north and south of Manila. This list contains stations of both Northrail and Southrail, and the various spur lines from both Northrail and Southrail, as well as stations within Metro Manila. The Northrail is also known as the Green Line, while the Southrail is also known as the Orange Line. Former termini or terminal stations are in bold and former or defunct stations are in italic.
Stations along the Manila-San Fernando Line were abandoned and closed. San Fernando-Dagupan closed in 1983, Dagupan-Tarlac in 1988 and Tarlac-Malolos in 1989. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo further shortened services up to Meycauayan in 1991 until it was closed in 1997.
|Section||Year Opened||Length||Distance from Manila|
|Manila-Bagbag||March 24, 1891||44 km||44 km|
|Bagbag-Mabalacat||February 2, 1892||43||87|
|Mabalacat-Tarlac||June 1, 1892||32||119|
|Tarlac-Dagupan||November 24, 1892||76||195|
|Dagupan-San Fabian||January 11, 1908||12||207|
|San Fabian-Rabon||July 5, 1908|
|Rabon-Santo Tomas||November 14, 1908|
|Santo Tomas-Agoo||December 4, 1908|
|Agoo-South Aringay||July 26, 1909|
|Aringay-Bauang Sur||October 14, 1912||13||253|
|Bauang Sur-Bauang||January 16, 1929||2||255|
|Bauang-San Fernando U||May 16, 1929||12||265|
|San Fernando U-Sudipen||1943||25||290|
|San Fernando U-Bacnotan||January 25, 1955||18||283|
The following stations were located in Bulacan with these closed between 1988 and 1991. A majority of these stations are being built under the North–South Commuter Railway (NSCR).
The following stations of the North Main Line are located in Pampanga. Services here were closed in 1988 with some of the stations being built for the NSCR North's Phase 2.
The following are the stations located in Tarlac. Stations south of Tarlac City were closed in 1988 while stations to the north were closed in 1984. There are no stations here planned for reactivation, with New Clark City being the only new station to be built as part of the NSCR.
Main article: MRT Line 8 (Metro Manila)
The PNR East West line, or MRT Line 8, is a proposed rapid transit line in Metro Manila in the Philippines, generally running in an east–west direction along the Radial Road 7 and a portion of the Radial Road 8.
The line serves 11 stations on 9.4 kilometers (5.8 mi) of line. The rails are mostly elevated and erected either over or along the roads covered, with sections below ground. The western terminus of the line is the Quiapo station infont of Quiapo Church, while the eastern terminus of the line is the Diliman station along Commonwealth Avenue in Barangay Old Capitol Site, Quezon City.
|Section||Date Opened||Distance||Distance from Manila|
|Santa Mesa-Paco||March 25, 1908||3||9|
|Paco-Muntinlupa||June 21, 1908||22||32|
|Muntinlupa-Calamba||January 24, 1909||24||56|
|Calamba – Los Baños||August 15, 1910||8||64|
|College- San Pablo||August 20, 1923||23||88|
|Calamba-Malvar||January 4, 1910||19||75|
|Malvar-San Pablo||July 3, 1911||19||94|
|San Pablo-Tiaong||July 1912||9||98|
|Tiaong-Lucena||February 10, 1913||34||133|
|Padre Burgos – Hondagua – Calauag||May 10, 1916||77||243|
|Calauag – Aloneros||August 16, 1921||12||255|
|Aloneros – Manato||January 13, 1931||45||300|
|Port Junction-Ragay-Lupi Viejo||August 28, 1933|
|Lupi Viejo-Sipocot||September 13, 1931|
|Libmanan-Pamplona||February 3, 1929|
|Pamplona-Naga||October 18, 1921||12|
|Naga-Pili||April 1, 1920||28||405|
|Iriga Legazpi- Tabaco||November 1914||62||474|
An abandoned branch line serving Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. This line was also planned to be extended to Cagayan province, with services linking almost all the provinces in the Cagayan Valley. PNR has requested for a feasibility study for the revival of the line, to be connected to the North-South Commuter Railway project.
Ceased operations when the San Juan River Bridge collapsed. Remains of the old railroad tracks from the old line are still present. The piers of the San Juan River bridge were still standing until they were demolished in 2018 due to the Skyway Stage 3 traversing through the river. It would be only feasible in the future to reactive just the Sta. Mesa-Mandaluyong parts of the line and the bridge rebuilt, with possible elevated tracks on the final segment to the Guadalupe station, which links the PNR to EDSA and MRT Line 3 (the nearest stations are the Guadalupe Station in Makati and Boni Avenue Station in Mandaluyong).
This line is one of the branch lines that were abandoned after World War II. The line was reopened in 1969; however, it was once again left non-operational in 1980. If reactivated, it will serve thousands of people and tourists as well as provide freight services to the provinces of Bulacan and Nueva Ecija. PNR has requested a feasibility study for a planned revival as a northeast commuter line to Makati, as part of the process for getting the final nod on the project.
An abandoned branch line which used to serve the cities of Pasig, Marikina, and the province of Rizal. This alignment is being proposed as a 17 kilometer new spur line of the LRT-2 from the intersection of Munding Avenue and Marcos Highway in Marikina to original terminus in Montalban, Rizal with project name San Mateo railway.
A line from Fort Stotsenburg in Angeles to Mabalacat, Pampanga
An abandoned branch line from Dau to Magalang.
Abandoned after Nielson Field was closed.
Abandoned line that served passengers and cargo going to Tabaco and its harbor.
This was a 40.4 km (25.1 mi) spur line meant to connect Aringay, La Union with Baguio. However, tracks actually terminated in Asin in Tuba, Benguet. Construction on the final section leading to Baguio was halted during World War I. The Salapak Tunnel, originally meant for the line, was used during World War II as the regional headquarters of the Imperial Japanese Army. During the PNR era, the right-of-way has been sold to residents and became either roads or farmland. The local government of Aringay also proposed to the PNR to convert the Salapak Tunnel into an ecotourism zone, but PNR turned down the request since there are plans to restore the tunnel in the future, referring to the PNR North Long Haul service.
This is a line to Camp One, Rosario, La Union. It was the first railroad project attempting to reach Baguio, abandoned however in 1914. A remnant is the triangle junction which was part of the rail tracks, which are now being used as roads.
If reactivated, it would serve as a tourist line linking the PNR network to the Mount Arayat National Park and as a faster access to western parts of Pampanga, northern Bataan, southern Zambales and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, with the possible construction in the future of a rail line linking the two economic zones, which would entail the building of a connector branch to link said line to the PNR system.
If reactivated, the line will serve residents and freight in Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, and Tarlac, as well as help draw tourists to these provinces.
Branch line from San Pablo, Laguna to Malvar, Batangas. It was abandoned after the Los Baños to San Pablo route was built. If reopened, it would serve as an alternative to the main line.
Abandoned tram line that was operated by the Tarlac Railway Company.
Cancelled during the planning stages. The route was supposed to be from Lingayen, Pangasinan to Camiling, Tarlac.
Branch line abandoned before the bed was completed and before any bridges had been constructed, the only remains of this line are the two railroad tunnels in Asin Road.
Abandoned before the bed was completed and before any bridges had been constructed
Very few, if not none, of the original line exists today due to the path occupied presently by Ninoy Aquino International Airport and various developments since the line's closure.
This is the last branch line that was used by PNR up to early 2000s. In 2010, the land area of the station in San Jose (now considered on the tip and under the jurisdiction of GMA Cavite between San Pedro and Carmona), was allegedly re-leased to the private sector and the old rails were dismantled halfway up to Olympia Street in Pacita Complex. The old rails still exists from Chrysanthemum Station up to Crismor Ave. in Elvinda near the old San Pedro Station and is at least still in use by the squatter's trolleys. This 3.9-kilometer (2.4 mi) line was opened in 1973.
Though inactive at present, PNR plans to reintroduce services to this branch line.
An abandoned branch line serving Cavite City and parts of Noveleta.
Also known as the Santibañez line. This line had spurs leading to Isla Provisor, Luzon Brokerage Company, the closed Pandacan Oil Depot and the Johnson Picket Rope Company. It ends in what is now the Tabacalera Compound today. The bridge route's crossing in Pasig River is a mechanical swing bridge built to allow bigger ships to pass through. Today, not only is the mechanical component of the bridge nonfunctional, but the bridge itself cannot turn anymore due to the Pandacan Bridge built very close to its turning radius. The very bridge itself is still in use by trains, and occasionally by rickshaws and railskates. It is planned to be rebuilt as part of the NSCR South and the modernized Long Haul project.
A 1.7-kilometer line connecting the former Rongos wharf in the Bicol River for construction purposes. Dismantled after the completion of the South Line in 1938.
This inactive line, when reactivated, could serve passengers and freight in the eastern towns of Laguna, while providing a faster access to tourist and historical destinations within the province.
Part of the Long-Haul Railway project, it includes the construction of a new line to Bicol. The Calamba-Batangas City section of the branch will be reconstructed into a new single-track line that will be expanded to two when capacity is needed to be expanded.
This branch line, currently inactive, is the nearest rail link to the Nuvali residential township of Ayala Land, which extends to Calamba to the south, as well as to Tagaytay. It is also a potential branch line for a revived freight service from Metro Manila in the future, since a multimodal freight terminal was from the 1990s up to 2001 served by this line via container trains from the capital region.
The only remnant of this line is a railroad overpass crossing the South Luzon Expressway near Eton City Exit, claimed to be part of Cabuyao. The branch, if active, could have linked Eton City and the urban townships of Santa Rosa to the PNR system, as well as provide freight connections to the nearby industrial complexes and as a faster alternative to the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.