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Carriedo
General information
LocationRizal Avenue, Quiapo
Manila, Metro Manila,
Philippines
Owned byDepartment of TransportationLight Rail Transit Authority
Operated byLight Rail Manila Corporation
Line(s)     Line 1
Platforms2 (2 side)
Tracks2
Connections Escolta Ferry Station
Construction
Structure typeViaduct
Other information
Station codeCA
History
OpenedMay 12, 1985; 38 years ago (1985-05-12)
Services
Preceding station LRTA_Logo
Manila LRT
Following station
Doroteo Jose Line 1 Central
towards Baclaran
Location
Carriedo is located in Manila
Carriedo
Carriedo
Location within Metro Manila

Carriedo station is an elevated Light Rail Transit (LRT) station located on the LRT Line 1 (LRT-1) system along the district boundary of Santa Cruz and Quiapo in Manila.

It is one of the five stations in the line to have its concourse area below the platform, the other four being Baclaran, Central Terminal, Balintawak, and Fernando Poe Jr.

Description

Carriedo is the first station north of the Pasig River. It is the tenth station for trains headed to Fernando Poe Jr. and the eleventh station for trains headed to Baclaran. It is named after Carriedo Street, which crosses below it. It is also the only station on the entire line with a canopy roof with the others being fully-roofed. Like Balintawak, Central Terminal, Fernando Poe Jr., and Doroteo Jose stations, commuters do not have to go down to street level to go across from one platform to another, without paying another fare (except for Doroteo Jose).

Near the station are historic landmarks such as Santa Cruz Church, Quiapo Church, Binondo Church, and the historic Escolta Street. It is also the most accessible stop to the oldest Chinatown in the world, Binondo. The station is directly connected to Good Earth Plaza and Plaza Fair shopping centers via walkway. It is located near various retailers including SM Quiapo and Isetann Carriedo, as well as institutions such as FEATI University and Universidad de Manila Henry Sy Sr. Campus.

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 and Rizal Avenue routes and nearby routes, jeepneys, taxis, tricycles, and kalesas stop at and around the station. Kalesas and tricycles are particularly used in Binondo, due to the district's narrow streets.

See also

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