MRT3 stations are located in North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, Kamuning, Cubao and Santolan-Annapolis, all in Quezon City; Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City; Shaw Blvd. and Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City; Guadalupe, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue (Buendia), Ayala Avenue and Magallanes Avenue in Makati City; and Taft Avenue in Pasay City.
Three main types of stations were adopted namely:
- At - Grade
Stations are averagely spaced 1,300 meters apart; with the closest spacing about 730 meters and the farthest, 2,210 meters, all providing basic disabled friendly and commuter responsive facilities such as platforms, view-decks, elevators and escalators, public crossings and other amenities.
Each station's concourse area is divided into paid and unpaid sections. The paid section is a secured area accessible only to MRT passengers who have bought and inserted a fare ticket in any of the entry gates. The unpaid section is the public section where ticket vending and other commercial vending machines, rail travel and other local transportation information boards, and advertising panels and pedestals are located.
Safety has been stressed in all stations, which are equipped with a modern communications system, closed circuit television for security monitoring, public address system, fire stand pipes and hoses and wash down bibs.