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EDSA station (Line 1)

Manila Light Rail Transit System
Line 1 EDSA Station Platform 1.jpg
EDSA station
LocationTaft Avenue, San Rafael,
Owned byDepartment of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s)LRT Line 1
PlatformsSide platforms
ConnectionsTransfer to Yellow Line via elevated walkway to Taft station
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeED
OpenedDecember 1, 1984
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
Line 1
Preceding station   Manila MRT   Following station
toward North Avenue
Line 3
Transfer at: Taft Avenue

EDSA station is a station on the Manila Line 1. Like all other stations in the system, 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 Line 1 stations serving Pasay, the others are Gil Puyat, Libertad and Baclaran. The station dominated with Smart Communication ads on February 28, 2018.

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The 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 Line 3, 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.

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