Legazpi railway station

Legazpi (Filipino: Legaspi) is a station in the South Main Line ("Southrail"). It is the terminus for the Legaspi-Tabaco branch line. The station currently used for the Bicol Commuter. The station served the city of Legazpi, Albay.

 Legazpi 
Philippine National Railways
LocationLegazpi, Albay
Owned byPhilippine National Railways
Line(s) PNR Southrail
PlatformsSide platform
Tracks1, plus 1 siding track
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeLEG
History
Opened1914
Rebuilt2015
Services
Preceding station   PNR   Following station
Washington Drive
toward Tagkawayan
Bicol CommuterTerminus
toward Tutuban
Bicol Express

History

Legazpi was opened on November 1914 as part of the Legazpi Division Line from Tabaco, Albay to Iriga, Camarines Sur. The pebbled station building was built in 1939 after the completion of the Manila-Legazpi Line.

The series of on and off operations of services can be dated back since 1941 during the arrival of the Japanese, rail tracks were destroyed as ordered by the USAFFE, interrupting services, the Japanese Imperial Army restored services on March 22, 1943, but to be halted again due to heavy damages brought by the liberation, services were once again restored on December 21, 1948.

The location of the railroad at the foot of Mayon Volcano often cause landslide and lahar floods which interrupt services, one was in 1976, services were restored on February 23, 1986, operations stopped again since February 2, 1993 due to the eruption of the Mayon Volcano, services were again restored on June 21, 1998 until the bridge at Travesia, Guinobatan was washed away in 2006.

The platform right side was raised in 2015 for the Bicol Commuter services.

Former Connecting Lines

A spur track used to connect the station to the Legazpi Port, a proof of this is an image of the area during the Japanese Occupation where a railroad crossing sign is visible and located beyond the station building.

The Tabaco line which was originally part of the Legazpi Division line was abandoned in 1936.


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