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Carriedo LRT station

Manila Light Rail Transit System
LRT 1 Carriedo Station (10-3-2018).jpg
Carriedo station
LocationRizal Avenue, cor. Carriedo St.
Santa Cruz and Quiapo, Manila
Owned byDepartment of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s)LRT Line 1
PlatformsSide platforms
Structure typeViaduct
Other information
Station codeCA
OpenedMay 12, 1985
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
toward Baclaran

Carriedo LRT station is a station on the Manila LRT (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, Carriedo station is above-ground. The station is located in Santa Cruz in Manila. The station is named after Carriedo Street, which is near the station. It is the only station in the entire LRT system with a canopy roof.

Carriedo station is the first station north of the Pasig River and is the tenth station for trains headed to Roosevelt and the eleventh station for trains headed to Baclaran.

The station is near some famous Manila landmarks, such as the Quiapo Church, home to very festive celebrations of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, as well as the famed Escolta Street and Plaza Lacson, the former hub of Manila's business activities, and Ongpin Street, home to many Chinese stores selling everything from food to medicine. It is also close to the Arroceros Forest Park, the Liwasang Bonifacio and the imposing Manila Central Post Office, the base of operations for the Philippine Postal Corporation. Also near the station is FEATI University.

Under the station's train port was an empty space used as a location for a detour in The Amazing Race Asia 2.

Transportation links

Due to Carriedo station's location being near three districts, namely, Santa Cruz, Binondo and Quiapo, the station is served by many forms of public transport. Buses serving the Taft Avenue route and nearby routes, jeepneys, taxis, cycle rickshaws and kalesas stop at and around the station. Kalesas and cycle rickshaws are particularly used in Binondo, due to the district's narrow streets.

Station layout

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, Isetann Carriedo
L1 Street Level FEATI University

See also