This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Pasay Road station" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Pasay Road
Station platform of Pasay Road station
General information
LocationEstacion Street, Pio del Pilar
Coordinates14°32′58.68″N 121°0′44.22″E / 14.5496333°N 121.0122833°E / 14.5496333; 121.0122833
Owned byPhilippine National Railways
Operated byPhilippine National Railways
Line(s)  South Main Line
Platforms1 side platform and 1 island platform
Tracks2, 1 reserve
ConnectionsBuses and jeepneys
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
ParkingYes (Avida Towers San Lorenzo, WalterMart Makati)
AccessibleYes
Other information
Station codePRD
History
OpenedJune 21, 1908
Rebuilt1975, 2009
Previous namesCuli-culi
Pio del Pilar
Services
Preceding station PNR Following station
Dela Rosa
towards Tutuban
Metro South Commuter EDSA
towards IRRI
España
towards Tutuban
Bicol Express Alabang
towards Legazpi
Isarog Limited Alabang
towards Naga
Location
Pasay Road is located in Manila
Pasay Road
Pasay Road
Location within Metro Manila

Pasay Road station is a railway station located on the South Main Line in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is one of two stations (the other is Santa Mesa) in the line to have its own access road. It is named after Pasay Road, the old name of the Makati section of the adjacent Arnaiz Avenue.

The station is the tenth station from Tutuban and is one of three stations serving Makati, the other two being Dela Rosa and EDSA. It is the only station in Makati, and the only station between España and Alabang, which serves intercity trains, being a stopping point for the Bicol Express and Mayon Limited.

In addition to having its own dedicated access road, Pasay Road station is also one of three stations (the others being Santa Mesa and España) to have its original platforms extended and raised in order to accommodate new PNR diesel multiple units. The original platforms have been retained for the use of Commuter Express locomotives and especially for intercity trains.

Nearby landmarks

It is near Waltermart Makati, the Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati Cinema Square, and several condominium developments both complete and under construction, such as The Columns Legazpi Village, the Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower, Avida Towers San Lorenzo and The Beacon. Further away from the station are the Ayala Center, the Makati Central Business District, Ayala Museum, other condominium developments such as The Shang Grand Tower and the BSA Tower, and major office buildings such as Ayala Tower One, and the Philamlife Tower.

Transportation links

Pasay Road station is accessible by jeepneys plying the Chino Roces and Arnaiz Avenue routes, as well as buses plying the South Luzon Expressway route.

History

Pasay Road was opened on June 21, 1908 as Culi-culi station,[1] named after the barrio of the same name (the present-day Barangay Pio del Pilar) where it is located.[2] Originally part of the Batangas Line, it is the first railroad station in Makati, which was then a town named San Pedro de Macati in Rizal.[1][3] It also served as the terminal of the defunct Manila Railroad branch towards Nielson Field.[4] A wooden station building and raised elevation was built in 1924, while the yard trackage was increased.[5]

The station building and platforms were renovated in 1975 as Pio Del Pilar station, following the track duplication of the line from Paco up to this station.[6] The track duplication of the line was further extended, reaching Sucat by 1978.

A new platform was built in 2009 north of the old station building.

Station layout

L1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A PNR Metro Commuter towards Tutuban (←)
Platform B PNR Metro Commuter towards Alabang (→)
Island platform, doors will open on either the left or the right
Platform B PNR Metro Commuter towards Tutuban (←) or Alabang (→)
L1 Concourse/
Street Level
Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, The Columns Legazpi Village, Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower, Avida Towers San Lorenzo, Waltermart Makati, The Beacon, Don Bosco Technical Institute

References

  1. ^ a b General Map of the Island of Luzon, Phil. Is. Showing the Manila Railroad Company's Railway & Water Lines (Map). 1:1,060,000. Bureau Coast and Geodetic Survey Litho. 1930. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  2. ^ Republic Act No. 2570 (21 June 1959), An Act Changing the Name of the Barrio of Culi-Culi in the Municipality of Makati, Province of Rizal, to Pio Del Pilar, retrieved March 9, 2022
  3. ^ "PHILIPPINE RAILWAYS" (PDF). November 10, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Manila, Philippines map (Map). American Red Cross Service Bureau. August 1945.
  5. ^ Report of the General Manager for the Year Ended December 31, 1923. Manila: Bureau of Printing. 1924. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  6. ^ "1975 1128 New PNR Pio del Pilar Station". Flickr. Retrieved March 11, 2022.