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Vito Cruz LRT station

 Vito Cruz 
Manila Light Rail Transit System
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Vito Cruz station
LocationTaft Avenue (near P. Ocampo Street)
Malate, Manila
Owned byDepartment of Transportation and Communications
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s)LRT Line 1
PlatformsSide platforms
Other information
Station codeVC
OpenedDecember 1, 1984
Preceding station   Manila LRT   Following station
toward Roosevelt
toward Baclaran

Vito Cruz LRT station is a station on the Manila LRT (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, Vito Cruz station is above-ground. The station serves Malate in Manila and is the first station from Baclaran and the last station from Roosevelt to lie within Manila city bounds. The station takes its name from the former Vito Cruz Street (now Pablo Ocampo Sr. Street), which was named after a former alcalde mayor of Pasay ca.1871.

The station is the fifth station for trains headed to Roosevelt and the sixteenth station for trains headed to Baclaran. The station is near some major landmarks, such as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas complex, the Harrison Plaza and University Mall shopping centers and the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, where some of the sports in previous Southeast Asian Games were played. The Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex is near this station as well. Located in this complex is the CCP Main Building, the Philippine International Convention Center, Folk Arts Theater, Manila Film Center and the Harbour Square.

The station is also close to some educational institutions, such as the main campus of Arellano University, De La Salle University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, and St. Scholastica's College. The station is also near Manila's main pelota court, where all of the city's jai-alai games were played.

Vito Cruz station is notorious for its unusually high number of suicide attempts.[citation needed] As a result, the LRTA has imposed a "speed limit" on trains entering stations to deter the number of successful suicides.

Transportation links

Buses serving the Taft Avenue route, taxis, jeepneys and cycle rickshaws stop in and around the station. Some destinations, such as St. Scholastica's College, are within walking distance from the station. There is also a Philippine National Railways station of the same name, although the station is far from the station, requiring a commute from the station.

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
L1 Street Level De La Salle University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, University Mall

See also