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Araneta Center–Cubao LRT station

 Araneta Center–Cubao 
Manila Light Rail Transit System
MRT-2 Araneta Center-Cubao Station Platform 4.jpg
Araneta Center-Cubao station
LocationAurora Boulevard,
Cubao, Quezon City
Coordinates14°37′21.64″N 121°03′09.49″E / 14.6226778°N 121.0526361°E / 14.6226778; 121.0526361
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s)LRT Line 2
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks3 (1 reserve, 2 in service)
ConnectionsTransfer to Yellow Line via walkway.
Structure typeOverpass
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAC
OpenedApril 5, 2003
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Santolan
toward Recto
Preceding station   Manila MRT   Following station
toward North Avenue
toward Taft Avenue

Araneta Center–Cubao station, usually called Cubao station, is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (LRT-2). The station is located in Cubao in Quezon City and is named because of its location in the district of the same name and its location near the famed Araneta Center, one of the Philippines' most recognized shopping centers.

The station is the eighth station for trains headed to Santolan and the fourth station for trains headed to Recto.

Araneta Center–Cubao station serves as the terminus of the line. The station layout is composed of three platforms: The two main platforms serve the entire system (Eastbound and Westbound) and an extra platform serves as a terminus. The extra platform is found under the main platforms where the concourse area can also be found. It is currently unused.

It first commenced operations in April 5, 2003.[1]

Nearby establishments

The most recognizable landmark that the station is located at is Araneta Center, home to popular shopping malls such as Gateway Mall, Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza. The Araneta Center complex is also home to the Philippines' biggest stadium and concert venue, the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Also located on the opposite side of the Araneta Center Complex is the Diamond Arcade which is a smaller mall across Gateway Mall.

Transportation links

Due to its location at Araneta Center, Araneta Center–Cubao station is a major transportation hub. Buses stop at the Araneta Center bus terminal within the complex and jeepneys, taxis and cycle rickshaws are available. Traffic regulations, however, prohibit cycle rickshaws on EDSA and Aurora Boulevard.

The station is also the transit point for commuters riding the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3, or MRT-3. It is connected to its namesake station via a walkway that goes through the Gateway Mall, past the Smart Araneta Coliseum and through New Farmer's Plaza to the station's entrance just outside New Farmers Plaza.

Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A LRT Line 2 towards Santolan
Platform B LRT Line 2 towards Recto
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Shuttle Platform
Platform C LRT Line 2 towards Santolan
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L3 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops, Bridge to Diamond Arcade, Bridge to Gateway Mall, Bridgeway/Mall link to MRT-3 Araneta–Center Cubao Station
L2 Mezzanine (Eastbound access only) Access to Gateway Mall and Rustan's Supermarket
L1 Street Level Gateway Mall, Diamond Arcade

See also


  1. ^ "Timeline: LRT, MRT construction". The Philippine Star. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2017.