Recto LRT Station
Manila MRT Line 2
Recto Terminal Station
|Address||C.M. Recto Avenue
Santa Cruz, Manila
|Connections||Transfer to Yellow Line via elevated walkway to Doroteo Jose station.|
|Opened||October 29, 2004|
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Recto LRT Station is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (MRT-2). Recto station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in Santa Cruz in Manila. The station is named after C.M. Recto Avenue, where the station sits above it. The avenue in turn is named after Claro M. Recto, a famous politician.
Recto station is the western terminus of the MRT-2 and is the first and last station for trains headed to and from Santolan respectively. Its convenient location has helped create many businesses in the area, from the number of hotels and motels to restaurants and shops, with a good majority of them being a short walk from the station.
The station is near popular shopping centers like Isetann Recto, Odeon Terminal Mall, Ever Gotesco Manila Plaza, Arranque Market and Central Market. The famous bargain capital of Divisoria and the old grand central terminal of Tutuban are also within a few minutes walk or jeepney ride from the station. Other nearby landmarks include Nice Hotel the Manila Grand Opera Hotel, Fabella Memorial Hospital and Manila City Jail (Bilibid Viejo). Due to its position being near the University Belt, the station is also close to educational institutions such as Far Eastern University, Chiang Kai Shek College, University of the East and Saint Stephen's High School.
True to its name, Recto station is a major transportation hub. Buses, jeepneys and cycle rickshaws all stop at a transportation terminal that lies under the Doroteo Jose-Recto walkway. The terminal lies on C.M. Recto Avenue.
|Platform A||← MRT Line 2 towards Santolan|
|Platform B||→ MRT Line 2 towards Switch Track →|
|L3||Concourse||Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops|
|Overpass, Bridgeway to LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station, Bridge to Odeon Terminal Mall|
|L1||Street Level||Isetann Recto, Odeon Terminal Mall, Nice Hotel|
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