Baclaran LRT Station

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Baclaran
Manila LRT Line 1
LRT Baclaran Station.jpg
Baclaran Terminal Station
Station statistics
Address Taft Avenue Extension cor. Park Avenue
Pasay City
Line(s) LRT-1
Connections LRT-1 Depot
Baclaran Terminal Plaza
Structure type Viaduct
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2, 1 reserve
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened December 1, 1984
Station code Ba
Owned by Light Rail Transit Authority
Route map

Baclaran LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT (LRT-1). The station is located on the last stretches of Taft Avenue, in the Pasay City portion of Baclaran, and, like all other stations on the LRT-1, Baclaran terminal is above-ground on viaduct. The terminal is named after the famous shopping district of the same name, which is located on the borders of the cites of Pasay and Parañaque.

Baclaran is one of the four LRT stations serving Pasay City, the others are Gil Puyat, Libertad and EDSA. It is the southern terminus of the LRT-1, where trains from Roosevelt terminate. The line's depot, where its trains are stored, maintained and cleaned, is located near the terminal.

The terminal is near one of the country's most famous landmarks, the Baclaran Shrine, home of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It is also near to the numerous dry goods and flea markets (tiangges), selling everything from clothes and electronics to home decorations and traditional medicine.

Transportation links[edit]

Baclaran Terminal is a major transportation hub, with many buses and jeepneys terminating here. Buses coming from the terminal usually head to points south of Manila and the province of Cavite. Jeepneys that terminate here usually head to various destinations in Metro Manila (Las Piñas, Parañaque, and Muntinlupa to the south; Manila, Pasay, Quezon City, and Caloocan to the north), and the province of Cavite. Taxis also ply for hire near the station, with dedicated taxis available for passengers heading to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is only about two (2) kilometers from the station. Cycle rickshaws can also be used to navigate the interior streets of Baclaran from the station.

Future[edit]

The station is set to be the transfer point for the LRT-1 South Extension, also known as the LRT-6, which is currently at the bidding stage. When the extension is awarded after the rebidding due to the failure of the first bidding, the line is set to extend all the way to Bacoor in Cavite, with the first station south of Baclaran being Redemptorist.

Incidents[edit]

  • A fire blazed at a shopping mall in Baclaran around 5 a.m. January 3, 2008. Windy weather fanned the flames and brought smoke to the Baclaran terminal up to the next station at EDSA Taft.[1]

Station layout[edit]

L3
Platforms
Platform A LRT Line 1 towards Roosevelt
LRT Line 1 termination platform →
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform A LRT Line 1 towards Roosevelt
Platform B LRT Line 1 termination platform →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, Public Relations Office, Bridge to Baclaran Terminal Plaza
L1 Street Level Baclaran Terminal Plaza


Coordinates: 14°32′19.77″N 121°00′02.46″E / 14.5388250°N 121.0006833°E / 14.5388250; 121.0006833

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