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|Location||Taft Avenue Extension, Sto. Niño |
Pasay, Metro Manila,
|Owned by||Department of Transportation – Light Rail Transit Authority|
|Operated by||Light Rail Manila Corporation|
|Platforms||3 (1 side, 1 island)|
|Opened||December 1, 1984|
Baclaran station is an elevated Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) station situated on Line 1. Located on the last stretches of Taft Avenue in Pasay right at the border with Baclaran, Parañaque, it is the current southern terminus of the line. The terminal is named after the famous shopping district of the same name, which is located on the borders of the cities of Pasay and Parañaque.
Baclaran is one of the four Line 1 stations serving Pasay; the others are Gil Puyat, Libertad, and EDSA. 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 National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, 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. It is also interconnected to adjacent shopping malls such as MyMall and Baclaran LRT Shopping Mall.
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 stop here usually go 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 Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is only about 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) from the station. Cycle rickshaws or pedicabs and tricycles can also be used to navigate the interior streets of Baclaran and Santo Niño in Pasay from the station.
The station's southern terminus designation is set to end once the Line 1 South Extension, also known as the South Extension Project or Cavite Extension Project, opens. Construction officially commenced on May 7, 2019 after the right-of-way of the project was "freed from obstructions". The line is set to extend all the way to Bacoor, Cavite with the first station south of Baclaran being Redemptorist station.
- January 3, 2008: A fire blazed at a shopping mall in Baclaran around 5 a.m. PST. Windy weather fanned the flames and brought smoke to the Baclaran terminal up to the next station at EDSA.
- April 13, 2023: A malfunction occurred at the station, causing LRT Line 1 to go on limited operations from Gil Puyat to Roosevelt beginning at 1:40 p.m PST.
Station's link with Baclaran LRT Shopping Mall
- Manabat, Jacque (May 7, 2019). "Construction on LRT-1 extension to Cavite starts". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
- Olchondra, Riza T. (January 3, 2008). "LRT sustains damage, loses rider revenue from mall fire". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
- Untalan, Sherylin (April 13, 2023). "LRT-1 to go on limited operations after a malfunction at Baclaran station". GMA Integrated News. Retrieved September 9, 2023.