PROS Architects and Planners

Blumentritt Terminal Study

Project Title & Location
Metropolitan Manila Urban Transportion
Strategy Planning Project
Metroplitan Manila


Australian Development Assistance Bureau

Project Completion


Associated Firms

 Pak Poy and Kneebone Pty, Ltd
RJ Nairn Engineering Corporation
DCCD Engineering Corporation, with G.V.
Manahan as Specialist Consultant for

Services Provided
- Circulation scheme
- Terminal development planning
- Architectural concepts

The Blumentritt area was one of a set of public transport and traffic impact areas studied. It included a traffic improvement and circulation plan for the easing of traffic congestion in Rizal Avenue, Blumentritt and Antipolo Streets. The proposals were designed to coincide with the opening of LRT 1. It supported the jeepney re-routing plans and assisted in rationalizing traffic circulation in the area. The study also recommended a long-term terminal development option.

Two stages of terminal development were designed:

- Development of an at grade jeepney terminal on the block bounded by Old Antipolo, Oroquieta, Laguna and Felix Huertas, just south of the Philippine National Railway (PNR) line.

The plan provided for a dispatcher's office, drivers' rest area, comfort stations and a gas filling facility. Planned capacity was for 100 jeepneys; estimated cost was at P4.33M at 1983 prices.

- The second stage terminal development was envisioned as a large-scale commercial complex. The potential site was the PNR air right adjacent to the LRT station. This type of development was not ruled out until a thorough assessment was made on the interests of private enterprise in both a sole commercial complex and an integrated terminal/commercial development.