Recto LRT Station

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Manila MRT Line 2
MRT-2 Recto Station Platform 2.jpg
Recto Terminal Station
Station statistics
Address C.M. Recto Avenue
Santa Cruz, Manila
Coordinates 14°36′12.59″N 120°59′00.25″E / 14.6034972°N 120.9834028°E / 14.6034972; 120.9834028Coordinates: 14°36′12.59″N 120°59′00.25″E / 14.6034972°N 120.9834028°E / 14.6034972; 120.9834028
Line(s) MRT-2
Connections Transfer to Yellow Line via elevated walkway to Doroteo Jose station.
Structure type Overpass
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened October 29, 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code Re
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
Transfer at: Doroteo Jose
toward Baclaran
toward Santolan
MRT-2 Terminus

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.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

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.

Transportation links[edit]

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.

Recto station serves as the transfer point for commuters riding the Yellow Line to either Baclaran or Roosevelt via a crossway to Doroteo Jose LRT Station.

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A MRT Line 2 towards Santolan
Platform B MRT Line 2 towards Switch Track →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L3 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops
L2 Overpass/
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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