Taft Avenue station

Taft Avenue station is a station on the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3, and is the line's only station in Pasay. The station is located at the corner of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or EDSA, one of Metro Manila's main thoroughfares, and Taft Avenue (this intersection is usually referred to as Pasay Rotonda or Edsa - Taft). The station is named after Taft Avenue, which is named after former U.S. President and U.S. Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who served as Governor-General of the Philippines from 1901 to 1903.

Taft Avenue
MRT-3 Taft Avenue Station Platform 3.jpg
LocationEpifanio de los Santos Avenue, San Roque
Pasay, Metro Manila
Owned byDepartment of Transportation
Operated byMetro Rail Transit Corporation
Line(s)     Line 3
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2, 1 reserve
ConnectionsManilaLine1Logo.svg EDSA
Buses and jeepneys
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTA
OpenedJuly 20, 2000; 20 years ago (2000-07-20)
Preceding station Manila MRT Following station
towards North Avenue
Line 3 Terminus
Out-of-system intercharge
Preceding station Manila LRT Following station
towards Roosevelt
Line 1
transfer at EDSA
Taft Avenue is located in Manila
Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue
Location within Metro Manila

The station is the southern terminus of the line and is the first and last station for trains headed to and from North Avenue respectively. 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.

Nearby landmarksEdit

The station is connected to Metropoint Mall and Saver's Square, both of which are popular with commuters; as well as Winston Lodge and a branch of Hotel Sogo, two of the many motels found along EDSA near the station. It is also the ideal stop for those continuing to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Bay City including SM Mall of Asia, SMX Convention Center, Heritage Hotel, San Juan de Dios Hospital and College, and Manila Tytana College (formerly Manila Doctors College).

Transportation linksEdit

True to its name, Taft Avenue station is a major transportation hub. Many provincial bus lines, such as Victory Liner, Five Star Bus Company (serving Northern Luzon), Philtranco (serving Southern Luzon and the rest of the Philippines), and Genesis Transport (serving the provinces of Bataan and La Union), have bus terminals near the station. Buses and jeepneys from this station ply for various points in Metro Manila (Pasay, Muntinlupa (Sucat and Alabang), Parañaque (Bicutan), SM Mall of Asia, Las Piñas, Manila, Caloocan, and Makati) and the southern provinces of Cavite, Batangas, and Laguna.

Taft Avenue station serves as the transfer point for commuters riding the Line 1 to either Baclaran or Roosevelt Stations via a crossway to EDSA station.

A shuttle bus connects the station to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Operating scheduleEdit

The station operates from 5:00 AM until 10:00 PM all days a week. It is closed for annual maintenance every Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Sunday. At the discretion of its operators, it is also closed during All Saints' Day (November 1).

First / Last Train Service

First Train Last Train
Regular Operation 5:00 AM 10:00 PM
December 24, 31 5:00 AM 8:00 PM
December 25, January 1 7:00 AM 10:00 PM

Express Train Service

Note: This service was discontinued in 2014.

Code Arrival Time Stations Covered
1N 5:01 PM

5:25 PM

5:49 PM

6:13 PM

6:37 PM

7:01 PM

Taft Avenue (terminus)


Araneta Center-Cubao


Quezon Avenue

North Avenue (terminus)

2N 5:09 PM

5:33 PM

5:57 PM

6:21 PM

6:45 PM

Taft Avenue (terminus)


Araneta Center-Cubao


Quezon Avenue

North Avenue (terminus)

3N 5:17 PM

5:41 PM

6:05 PM

6:29 PM

6:53 PM

Taft Avenue (terminus)


Araneta Center-Cubao


Quezon Avenue

North Avenue (terminus)

Station layoutEdit

L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing booths, Station control, Shops, Bridge to MetroPoint Mall, Bridge Walkway to Line 1
Platform Line 3 towards North Avenue
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform Line 3 towards North Avenue

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 14°32′15.06″N 121°00′05.06″E / 14.5375167°N 121.0014056°E / 14.5375167; 121.0014056