Legarda LRT Station

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Manila Light Rail Transit System
MRT-2 Legarda Station Platform 1.jpg
Legarda Station
Location Legarda Street, San Miguel, Manila
Coordinates 14°36′03.06″N 120°59′33.69″E / 14.6008500°N 120.9926917°E / 14.6008500; 120.9926917Coordinates: 14°36′03.06″N 120°59′33.69″E / 14.6008500°N 120.9926917°E / 14.6008500; 120.9926917
Owned by Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s) LRT Line 2
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type Overpass
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LE
Opened April 5, 2004
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Santolan

Legarda LRT Station is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (LRT-2). Legarda Station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in San Miguel in Manila and is named after Legarda Street, where the station sits above it. The street in turn is named after Benito Legarda, a Filipino legislator.

The station is the second station for trains headed to Santolan and the tenth station for trains headed to Recto.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The station is popular with students who study in nearby universities such as University of the East and San Sebastian College along CM Recto Avenue; as well as San Beda College, Centro Escolar University, Victorino Mapa High School, La Consolacion College and College of the Holy Spirit, all situated within the University Belt, along the famed Mendiola Street. and also the Arellano University This street also leads to Malacañan Palace in San Miguel district. The all-steel Gothic Basilica of San Sebastian and Sampaloc Public Market also stand nearby.

Transportation links[edit]

Buses, taxis, jeepneys and cycle rickshaws can be used to navigate the area. Buses and jeepneys ply the Mendiola Street, Legarda Street and C.M. Recto Avenue routes.

Some students studying in the University Belt area opt to depart from this station. The University of Santo Tomas, for instance, is accessible from this station via a Lealtad-bound jeep (alighting from the jeep prior to reaching AH Lacson Ave and having a short walk) or by cycle rickshaw.

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A LRT Line 2 towards Santolan
Platform B LRT Line 2 towards Recto
Side platform, doors will open on the right
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L1 Street Level Shops

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