EDSA LRT station
|Manila Light Rail Transit System|
|Location||Taft Avenue, San Rafael,
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
|Line(s)||LRT Line 1|
|Connections||Transfer to Yellow Line via elevated walkway to Taft station|
|Opened||December 1, 1984|
EDSA LRT station is a station on the Manila LRT (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, EDSA station is above-ground. The station is located on the intersection of Taft Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or EDSA, one of Metro Manila's main thoroughfares. The station was named after EDSA, which in turn is named after Epifanio de los Santos, a noted historian.
The station is the second station for trains headed to Roosevelt, the nineteenth station for trains headed to Baclaran, and is one of the four LRT stations serving Pasay, the others are Gil Puyat, Libertad and Baclaran.
It is near Metropoint Mall and Saver's Square, both of which are popular with commuters; and the Winston Lodge and a branch of Sogo Hotel, two of the many motels found along EDSA near the station. It is also the stop for SM Mall of Asia, Heritage Hotel, San Juan de Dios Hospital and College and Manila Tytana College (formerly Manila Doctors College).
EDSA LRT station is served by an abundance of buses, jeepneys, and taxis on both EDSA and Taft Avenue routes, with stops near the station. Many provincial bus lines, such as Victory Liner (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, like Pasay, Muntinlupa (Sucat and Alabang), Taguig and Parañaque Cities (Bicutan), SM Mall of Asia, Las Piñas, City of Manila, Caloocan, and Makati and the southern provinces of Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna.
The station is also the transfer point for commuters riding the Manila Metro Rail Transit System, also known as MRT-3 or Yellow Line. The station is connected to MRT-3's Taft Avenue station by a walkway embracing the Metropoint Mall.
|Platform A||← LRT Line 1 towards Roosevelt|
|Platform B||→ LRT Line 1 towards Baclaran →|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, shops, Linkbridge to Taft Avenue MRT Station, Metropoint Mall|