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Asistio Avenue railway station

Asistio Avenue Station
PNR Asistio 2011.JPG
The railway station before being altered due to the construction of the NLEX Segment 10.1. It was idle and abandoned until activation on August 1, 2018.
Other names10th Avenue
LocationAsistio Avenue
Caloocan
Coordinates14°39′5.75″N 120°58′29.53″E / 14.6515972°N 120.9748694°E / 14.6515972; 120.9748694
Owned byPhilippine National Railways
Line(s) PNR Northrail (1891-1997, 2018 - Present)
Governor Pascual-FTI Shuttle Line
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusOperational
History
OpenedAugust 1, 2018
Services
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
Governor Pascual-FTI Line
toward FTI
Metro North Commuter
toward Tutuban
PNR Metro Commuter
North-South Commuter Line
Valenzuela
Caloocan
Asistio Avenue
C-3
Solis
Tutuban
Blumentritt
 LRT1 
Laong Laan
España
Santa Mesa
 LRT2 
Pandacan
Paco
San Andres
Vito Cruz
Buendia
Dela Rosa
Pasay Road
EDSA
 MRT3 
Nichols
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
FTI
Bicutan
Sucat
Alabang
Muntinlupa
Tunasan
San Pedro
Pacita MG
Golden City 1
Biñan
Santa Rosa
Golden City 2
Cabuyao
Mamatid
Banlic
Calamba

Asistio Avenue station (also called as 10th Avenue Station) is a brand new railway station of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) as part of Governor Pascual - FTI Line. Like all PNR stations, the station is at grade. It is located on Asistio Avenue in Caloocan, near the original Caloocan railway station.

The station was meant to be a part of a revived commuter rail system, built during the term of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. After being constructed, no services to this station were ever provided until August 1, 2018, when it was opened for the Caloocan-Dela Rosa shuttle line.[1] The northbound line is temporarily dismantled to give way for further works in NLEX Segment 10.1, and is currently a temporary single-line track. It was the terminus of said line until the clearing and recondition of the rails in the Caloocan station at Samson Road finished.[2][3] The line has since been upgraded to terminate at FTI station, with this station no longer the terminus since September 10.

Due to nearly a decade of disuse since its construction, the station has been weathered and its gate barriers no longer functioning. It did not have running electricity until very recently, shortly after its reactivation.

Nearby landmarks

The station is near major landmarks such as the PNR Compound, PNR Caloocan Railway Depot, Poblacion Market, old Caloocan City Hall, Caloocan Central Judiciary Complex, La Consolacion College-Caloocan and Caloocan Cathedral. Further away from the station are the new Caloocan City Hall and schools such as Caloocan Science High School, Caloocan High School, Systems Plus Computer College and University of Caloocan City.

Transportation links

The station is accessible by jeepneys plying routes from A. Mabini Street through 11th Avenue in Caloocan City.

Rail skates and rickshaws occasionally run along the line, providing an alternate source of transportation, though before the construction of NLEX Segment 10.1. This was the only line to travel to the Caloocan railway depot.

The new elevated expressway for NLEX Segment 10.1 will be located immediately beside the railway station, with neighboring houses demolished for the construction.

Station Layout

L1
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform PNR Governor Pascual - FTI Line towards FTI and Tutuban (←)
Platform PNR Governor Pascual - FTI Line towards Governor Pascual and Caloocan railway depot (→)
L1 Concourse/
Street Level
Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, old Caloocan City Hall, Caloocan Judicial Complex, Caloocan Cathedral, Poblacion Market

References

  1. ^ [news.abs-cbn.com]
  2. ^ "20 YEARS AFTER: DOTr sees 10,000 passengers taking PNR's reopened Caloocan-Dela Rosa line". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "After 20 years, PNR's Caloocan to Makati line to reopen". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2018-08-01.