Legarda LRT Station
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Manila LRT Line 2
|Address||Legarda Street, San Miguel, Manila|
|Opened||April 5, 2004|
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Legarda LRT Station is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (LRT-2). Legarda Station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in San Miguel in Manila and is named after Legarda Street, where the station sits above it. The street in turn is named after Benito Legarda, a Filipino legislator.
The station is popular with students who study in nearby universities such as University of the East and San Sebastian College along CM Recto Avenue; as well as San Beda College, Centro Escolar University, La Consolacion College and College of the Holy Spirit, all situated within the University Belt, along the famed Mendiola Street. and also the Arellano University This street also leads to Malacañan Palace in San Miguel district. The all-steel Gothic Basilica of San Sebastian and Sampaloc Public Market also stand nearby.
Some students studying in the University Belt area opt to depart from this station. The University of Santo Tomas, for instance, is accessible from this station via a Lealtad-bound jeep (alighting from the jeep prior to reaching AH Lacson Ave and having a short walk) or by cycle rickshaw.
|Platform A||← LRT Line 2 towards Santolan|
|Platform B||→ LRT Line 2 towards Recto →|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control|