Doroteo Jose LRT station

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 Doroteo Jose 
Manila Light Rail Transit System
LRT1 Doroteo Jose.jpg
Doroteo Jose station prior to renovation
Location Rizal Avenue cor. Doroteo Jose St.
Santa Cruz, Manila
Owned by Department of Transportation
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s) LRT Line 1
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Transfer to Blue Line via elevated walkway to Recto station.
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code DJ
History
Opened May 12, 1985
Services
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
LRT-1
toward Baclaran
toward Santolan
LRT-2
Transfer at: Recto
Terminus

Doroteo Jose LRT station is a station on the Manila LRT (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, Doroteo Jose station is above-ground. The station is located in Santa Cruz in Manila, on Rizal Avenue and slightly past Doroteo Jose Street. The station is named after Doroteo Jose Street.

Doroteo Jose station is the second station of LRT-1 north of the Pasig River, after Carriedo station. It is the tenth station for trains headed to Baclaran and the eleventh station for trains headed to Roosevelt.

The station is near the Manila City Jail, which houses some of Manila's criminals. It is also near the Fabella Memorial Hospital, which is near the jail. Popular shopping centers such as the Isetann Cinerama Recto and the Quiapo Bargain Center are also nearby. Due to its position of being near the University Belt, the station is also close to educational institutions of the University Belt.

It started renovation in December 2016.[1] The renovation improved and equipped the station with structural upgrades and new modern facilities. It was reopened in a ceremony on February 6, 2017.[2]

Transportation links[edit]

Doroteo Jose station serves as the transfer point between LRT-1 and the LRT-2. The station is connected to Recto station by means of a crossway.

The station, being near the University Belt of Manila, serves as an important transfer point for buses, taxis and cycle rickshaws, although this role is also being given to the closer Recto station. Buses stop at the bus terminal on C.M. Recto Avenue.

Many provincial bus lines, such as Bataan Transit, serving the corridors of Bataan, Pampanga and Pangasinan and other Northern Luzon Provinces. Other Bus Companies like Genesis Transport Service Inc. (Bataan, Pampanga and Benguet) and Philippine Rabbit Bus Lines (Tarlac) are also serving the Northern Corridors. All those companies provide bus terminals near the station.

Station layout[edit]

L3 Overpass
L2
Platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A LRT Line 1 towards Roosevelt
Platform B LRT Line 1 towards Baclaran
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, shops, Linkbridge to Recto LRT Station, Odeon Terminal Mall, Manila Grand Opera Hotel
L1 Street Level

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 14°36′19.71″N 120°58′55.45″E / 14.6054750°N 120.9820694°E / 14.6054750; 120.9820694

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dela Paz, Chrisee (October 21, 2015). "Rehabilitation of LRT1 stations to start in December". Rappler. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gov't, LRMC inaugurate newly improved LRT 1 Doroteo Jose station". PPP Center of the Republic of the Philippines. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2017.