Pedro Gil LRT Station
For the biography, see Pedro Gil
Pedro Gil
Pedro Gil was a physician, journalist, and legislator in the Philippines. Pedro Gil lived life of service in different distinguished roles - as a labor leader, as a doctor of medicine, as a crusading newspaperman, as a social worker, and as a conscientious legislator...

Pedro Gil LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT
Manila Light Rail Transit System
The Manila Light Rail Transit System, popularly known as the LRT, is a metropolitan rail system serving the Metro Manila area in the Philippines. Although referred to as a light rail system because it originally used light rail vehicles, it has many characteristics of a rapid transit system, such...

 Yellow Line (LRT-1). Like all other LRT-1 stations, Pedro Gil station is above-ground. The station serves Ermita
Ermita, Manila
Ermita is a district of Manila, Philippines located halfway between Intramuros and Malate.-History:Ermita was founded in the late 16th century...

 in Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

 and is located at the corner of Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue is a major street in Metro Manila. It crosses through two major cities of the metro: Manila and Pasay City.-Direction:Taft Avenue starts from Quirino Avenue in Pasay City, then transversing northeast to EDSA, then north to Antonio Arnaiz Avenue , Gil Puyat Avenue , Pedro Gil , and the...

 and Pedro Gil Street. The street takes its name from Pedro Gil Street, which was previously named Herran Street.

Pedro Gil station is the seventh station for trains headed to North Avenue
North Avenue LRT Station
North Avenue LRT Station, officially named Metro Manila Integrated Rail Terminal or Common Station, is a proposed station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line under the Line 1 North Extension Project. It is also the first trans-modular station in the Philippines that will connect with LRT-1, MRT-3, MRT-7...

 and the sixteenth station for trains headed to Baclaran
Baclaran LRT Station
Baclaran LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line . The station is located on the last stretches of Taft Avenue, in the Pasay City portion of Baclaran, and, like all other stations on the LRT-1, Baclaran station is above-ground on viaduct...

. It is near the Philippine General Hospital
Philippine General Hospital
The Philippine General Hospital is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines Manila, the University of the Philippines System's Health Sciences Center. It is the largest government hospital administered by the university, and is designated as...

, one of the oldest hospitals in the Philippines, as well as the University of the Philippines Manila, the oldest of the schools in the UP System known as the Health Sciences Center, Philippine Science Centrum and an Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo also known as INC, is the largest entirely indigenous Christian religious organization that originated from the Philippines and the largest independent church in Asia. Due to a number of similarities, some Protestant writers describe the INC's doctrines as restorationist in...

. Because of its location in Ermita, the station is near entertainment and cultural venues in places such as Julio Nakpil Street (formerly Vermont Street), which is known for its tattoo
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Transportation links

Pedro Gil station is well-served by taxis and jeepneys that ply the Taft Avenue route and nearby routes. Taxis and jeepneys stop near the station and can be used to transport commuters to and from Ermita.
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