V. Mapa LRT Station
|Manila Light Rail Transit System|
Victorino Mapa Station
|Location||Magsaysay Boulevard, Santa Mesa, Manila|
|Owned by||Department of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
|Line(s)||LRT Line 2|
|Tracks||2, 1 reserve(in the middle of J. Ruiz and V. Mapa Stations)|
|Opened||April 5, 2004|
V. Mapa LRT Station is a station on the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2 (LRT-2). It is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line and also one of the four stations in the line with a reserve track nearby (in front of the UERMMC) together with Santolan, Anonas and Araneta Center-Cubao. The station during its inception was formerly called as "G. Araneta Station" but was renamed into the current name due to the minor realignment of some stations (the other being Betty Go-Belmonte) that has caused the change of proximity to the V. Mapa street. The station serves the areas of Santa Mesa, Manila, Galas-Santol, Quezon City and San Juan. The station is located at Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and Victorino Mapa Street at Santa Mesa, Manila.
The station is the eighth station for trains headed to Recto and the fourth station for trains headed to Santolan. The station has a standard layout, with a concourse level and a platform level. The concourse is below the platform, with stairs, escalators, and elevators leading up to the platform level. The levels are separated by fare gates. The station is also sometimes referred to as Santa Mesa Station.
It is named after its location near the junction with V. Mapa Street, which was in turn, named after Victorino Mapa, the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
The station is located near SM City Sta. Mesa, Mezza Residences, Hotel Sogo Santa Mesa, and several prominent universities, the Central Colleges of the Philippines, Immaculate Heart of Mary College and the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.
Shops and services
Inside the concourse of the station are several stalls where people can buy food and drinks. The station is connected to Hotel Sogo Santa Mesa, making it more accessible. Safety notices are found within sight inside the station both in English and Filipino language.
There are numerous transportation links that are served by various public transport vehicle modes which can be used to navigate in and around the area. The station is situated near SM City Sta. Mesa, one of the premier malls in the country, which increases the number of passengers using the station. The station is also the most accessible for commuters heading to Greenhills and the Ortigas business districts, due to buses bound to Cainta and Taytay traversing the Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard-Araneta Avenue-N. Domingo route on the way to Ortigas Avenue a few miles away.
|Platform A||← LRT Line 2 towards Santolan|
|Platform B||→ LRT Line 2 towards Recto →|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticket Booths, Station Control, Shops, Bridgeway to Hotel Sogo|
|L1||Street Level||SM City Sta. Mesa, Hotel Sogo|
- "HistoRiles Resource". Light Rail Transit Authority.