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|Philippine National Railways|
Present location of the railway station, moved from the old historical location.
|Other names||Sangandaan, Samson Road|
|Location||Samson Road. |
|Owned by||Philippine National Railways|
|Line(s)||█ PNR Northrail (1891-1997, 2018 - Present)|
█ North Shuttle Line
|Tracks||1, 1 side, 1 spur to the Caloocan Depot|
|Opened||March 24, 1891; September 10, 2018|
PNR Metro Commuter
North-South Commuter Line
Caloocan railway station (also called as Sangandaan railway station) is a railway station of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) as part of the Governor Pascual - FTI line. It is rebuilt from its original location, now located and situated adjacent to Apolinario Mabini St., and along the railroad crossing on Samson Road in Caloocan, Metro Manila.
The original Caloocan Railway Station was located facing what is now the Caloocan depot, and its original station house is considered historical. However, it was partially demolished for NLEX 10.1 segment, and its railtracks severed from the main line for some time. The partial demolition garnered complaints from historians and train enthusiasts.
The original station sits beside the current girder storage facility for Leighton Builders, the contractors of the NLEX 10.1 segment, between the present locations of 10th Avenue railway station and the new station along Samson Road.
The station was originally part of the railway line connecting Manila to northern Luzon. The station was abandoned in 1997 after services to Meycauayan ceased, but was supposed to be replaced by a new one in as a result of the rehabilitation of PNR Southrail and the Northrail project, a rebuilding of the line from Manila to Pampanga which would partly use the old right-of-way. The project commenced in 2007, construction has halted though as of 2011 and underwent many renegotiation, including a litigation as a result of the cancellation with the Chinese contractor. On 2017, Caloocan and 16 other stations situated on the abandoned line will be rebuilt as part of the newly-revitalized elevated Northrail system serving from Tutuban in Manila to Clark in Pampanga, reviving its use once again as a railway station.
In conjunction, PNR reopened the Caloocan segment as part of the new at-grade Caloocan-Dela Rosa line, on August 1, 2018. However, boarding and alighting from this station was not yet possible then, as the location is very near the staging facilities for the construction of NLEX Segment 10.1. It had to be cleared and reconditioned for reactivation by the PNR, which took more than a month.
The rails beyond this station to the north was dismantled and replaced with standard gauge tracks for the ill-fated NorthRail project. The same standard gague tracks were also dismantled during the construction of the overhead viaduct for the NLEX Segment 10.1. In 2017, the NorthRail right of way was modified, reinstating the at-grade tracks in tandem with an elevated railway leading to Clark. PNR has since been steadily reinstating the at-grade rails and service with the old Acacia railway station (renamed as Governor Pascual railway station) at Gov. Pascual Avenue in Malabon City being rebuilt, along with its railtracks.
The railroad crossing on Samson Road was restored on November 23, 2018, which enables the PNR to serve Malabon City once again. Services to Governor Pascual resumed on December 3, 2018, after two decades of hiatus.
The station is near major landmarks such as SM Center Sangandaan, Sangandaan Police Station, Caloocan Post Office, Caloocan City Central Fire Station and schools such as University of the East - Caloocan and STI College Caloocan.
The station is accessible by jeepneys plying the C4 - Samson Road route starting from Malabon and Navotas through Bonifacio Monument and Manila Central University in Caloocan City.
|Side platform, doors will open on the left|
|Platform||PNR Metro Commuter towards FTI and Tutuban (←)|
|Platform||PNR Metro Commuter towards Governor Pascual (→)|
|Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, SM Center Sangandaan, Sangandaan Police Station, Caloocan City Central Fire Station. University of the East-Caloocan, STI College Caloocan, Markets|