Recto station

Recto station, also known as Recto Terminal Station, is the western terminus station of the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2, located on Recto Avenue at the district boundary of Santa Cruz and Quiapo in Manila. It is the first and last station for trains headed to and from Santolan. Its convenient location has helped create many businesses in the area, from the number of hotels and motels to restaurants and shops, with a good majority of them being a short walk from the station. It is also one of the busiest stations on LRT Line 2.

Line 2 Recto Station Platform 3.jpg
LocationRecto Avenue
Santa Cruz & Quiapo, Manila
Coordinates14°36′12.59″N 120°59′00.25″E / 14.6034972°N 120.9834028°E / 14.6034972; 120.9834028Coordinates: 14°36′12.59″N 120°59′00.25″E / 14.6034972°N 120.9834028°E / 14.6034972; 120.9834028
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Light Rail Transit Authority
Line(s)     Line 2
PlatformsSide platforms
ConnectionsManilaLine1Logo.svg Doroteo Jose
Jeepneys, buses, and tricycles
Structure typeOverpass
ParkingYes (Isetann Recto, QQ Mall Quiapo, Dwayne Parking Services)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeRE
OpenedOctober 29, 2004 (2004-10-29)
Preceding station Manila LRT Following station
towards Santolan
Line 2 Terminus
Out-of-system interchange
Preceding station Manila LRT Following station
towards Roosevelt
Line 1
transfer at Doroteo Jose
towards Baclaran
Recto is located in Manila
Location within Metro Manila

Nearby landmarksEdit

The station is near popular shopping centers like Isetann Cinerama Recto, Odeon Terminal Mall, QQ Mall Quiapo (with a Puregold branch), Raon Shopping Center, Cartimar Manila Shopping Center (not to be confused with the one in Pasay), and Arranque Market. The famous bargain capital of Divisoria and the old grand central terminal of Tutuban are also within a few minutes' commute from the station. Other nearby landmarks include Nice Hotel, the Manila Grand Opera Hotel, Fabella Memorial Hospital, and Manila City Jail (Bilibid Viejo). Due to its position being near the University Belt, the station is also close to educational institutions such as Far Eastern University, Chiang Kai Shek College, Arellano High School, University of the East, Philippine College of Criminology, Philippine College of Health Sciences, STI College Recto, Access Computer College-Manila, and Saint Stephen's High School.

Transportation linksEdit

True to its name, Recto station is a major transportation hub. Buses, jeepneys, tricycles, and e-trikes all stop and ply the street level.

Recto station serves as the transfer point for commuters riding the LRT Line 1 via an elevated walkway to Doroteo Jose station.