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The Montalban Line is a defunct branch line of the Manila Railroad Company.

It is the extension of the Antipolo Line, branching from Rosario station in Pasig City up to Montalban (Rodriguez) Rizal.

Stations

Station Distance Location Opening Date
Rosario 19.83 Rosario, Pasig City February 22, 1906
Marikina 24.27 San Roque, Marikina City March 17, 1906
Santo Niño 25.3 Santo Niño, Marikina City March 3, 1926
Bayan Bayanan 27.17 Concepcion Uno, Marikina City March 9, 1907
Nangka 29.3 Nangka, Marikina City May 20, 1907
San Mateo 32.50 San Mateo, Rizal March 9, 1907
Guinayang 34.10 Guinayang, San Mateo March 9, 1907
Burgos 35.5 Burgos, Rodriguez August 6, 1928
Montalban 27.29 Balite, Rodriguez, Rizal March 9, 1907

Remaining Structures

Only the station building of Marikina still exists, the rest were demolished to give way for roads, houses or establishment, the site where the Montalban Station used to stand was converted to a basketball court at the back of Our Lady of the Most Rosary Parish and Himlayan Cemetery. A post of a former railway bridge exists somewhere between San Mateo and Montalban. 

Informations

  • It was also called the Marikina Line as it passes at Marikina City and also its temporary terminus before the completion of the line.
  • Currently known as Rodriguez Line after the town of Montalban was renamed Rodriguez in 1982.
  • The steam locomotive current on display at the Riverbanks Mall in Marikina City was a reminder that railroad already served the area before MRT-2 does.
    • The locomotive was owned and donated by the now defunct Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation, not Manila Railroad Company.
  • The station building of Marikina was built with galvanized iron, similar with the original Santa Mesa station building, it still exists today.
  • The present day Santo Niño Elementary School stands on the former railroad yard. a nearby station was erected in 1923.
  • Passenger services ceased in 1936 due to bus competition and lack of passengers, only freight services remained until the Japanese Occupation.
    • It seems unlikely because the tracks line near Rosario station were lifted ater services ceased in 1936.
  • The location of the former Montalban station was the present day Daang Bakal Court near the Parish of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.



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