Carriedo LRT Station

Carriedo LRT Station

Carriedo LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, Carriedo station station is above-ground. The station is located in Santa Cruz in Manila. The station is named after Carriedo Street, which is near the station.

Carriedo station is the first station north of the Pasig River and is the tenth station for trains headed to Monumento and the ninth station for trains headed to Baclaran.

The station is near some famous Manila landmarks, such as the Quiapo Church, home to very festive celebrations of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, as well as the famed Escolta Street, the former hub of Manila's business activities, and Ongpin Street, home to many Chinese stores selling everything from food to medicine. It is also close to Manila's Mini-Forest Park, the Liwasang Bonifacio and the imposing Manila Central Post Office, the base of operations for the Philippine Postal Corporation. Also near the station is FEATI University.

Under the station's train port was an empty space used as a location for a detour in The Amazing Race Asia 2.

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

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