Taft Avenue MRT Station

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Taft Avenue
Manila MRT Line 3
MRT-3 Taft Avenue Station.jpg
Taft Avenue Terminal Station
Station statistics
Address Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Rotonda ,
Line(s) MRT-3
Connections Transfer to Yellow Line via elevated walkway to EDSA station.
Structure type Concourse: Elevated
Platform area: At-grade
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2, 1 reserve
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened July 20, 2000
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code TA
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Metro Rail Transit Corporation
MRT Line 3
North Avenue  LRT-1 
Quezon Avenue
Araneta Center–Cubao  MRT-2 
Shaw Boulevard
Pasig River
Magallanes  PNR 
South Luzon Expressway
Taft Avenue  LRT-1 

Taft Avenue MRT Station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3), and is the line's only station in Pasay. Like all other stations in the line, Taft Avenue is above-ground, although it is the only station that is at grade, lying directly on flat ground. The station is located at the corner of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or EDSA, one of Metro Manila's main thouroughfares, and Taft Avenue (this intersection is usually referred to as Pasay Rotonda or Edsa - Taft). The station is named after Taft Avenue, which is named after former U.S. President and US Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who served as Governor-General of the Philippines from 1901 to 1903.

The station is the southern terminus of the MRT-3 and is the first and last station for trains headed to and from North Avenue 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 connected to Metropoint Mall and Saver's Square, both of which are popular with commuters; as well as Winston Lodge and a branch of Sogo Hotel, two of the many motels found along EDSA near the station. It is also the ideal stop for those continuing to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Bay City including SM Mall of Asia, SMX Convention Center, Heritage Hotel, San Juan de Dios Hospital and College, and Manila Tytana College (formerly Manila Doctors College).

Transportation links[edit]

Many provincial bus lines, such as Victory Liner and Five Star Bus Company (serving Northern Luzon) and Philtranco (serving Southern Luzon and the rest of the Philippines), have bus terminals near the station. Buses and jeepneys from this station ply for various points in Metro Manila (Pasay, Muntinlupa (Sucat and Alabang), Parañaque (Bicutan), SM Mall of Asia, Las Piñas, Manila, Caloocan, and Makati) and the southern provinces of Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna.

The station is also the transfer point for commuters riding the LRT-1, being connected by a walkway beside the Metropoint Mall.

A shuttle bus connects the station to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing booths, Station control, Shops, Bridge to MetroPoint Mall, Bridge Walkway to LRT-1
Platform MRT Line 3 towards North Avenue
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform MRT Line 3 towards North Avenue

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 14°32′15.06″N 121°00′05.06″E / 14.5375167°N 121.0014056°E / 14.5375167; 121.0014056