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CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
 México DF . Mexico

Mexico City Subway Map (c) UrbanRail.Net

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 MEXICO CITY

The capital city of Mexico, Ciudad de México - Distrito Federal, is home to some 8.8 million people. The metropolitan area extends beyond the D.F. borders mostly towards the north and east, with several more millions of inhabitants. The metro, however, runs entirely within the D.F. boundaries. Besides the metro, the city has a light rail line which is linked to the metro system at the southern line 2 terminus. So far, a single commuter rail line connects the capital with the northern metropolitan area.

 

 METRO

Total length of Mexico City Subway is now 176.8 km (201.7 km including service and depot tracks). Except for line A, the trains of which have standard steel wheels, all lines use rubber-tyred trains like some lines in Paris and the metros of Montréal and Santiago de Chile. All lines have underground and surface sections, except line 1, which is completely underground, and line 4, which is entirely on the surface. Mexico City was the first metro system to use symbols and colours for identifying stations.

Find out about the Metro's History and all opening dates

 

 Line 1

Observatorio - Pantitlán; 16.7 km (in passenger service), 20 stations

05-09-1969: Zaragoza - Chapultepec (12.7 km)
11-04-1970: Chapultepec - Juanacatlán (1.0 km)
20-11-1970: Juanacatlán - Tacubaya (1.1 km)
10-06-1972: Tacubaya - Observatorio (1.7 km)
22-08-1984: Zaragoza - Pantitlán (2.3 km) 

 Line 2

Metro MexicoCuatro Caminos - Tasqueña; 20.7 km (in passenger service), 24 stations

01-08-1970: Tasqueña - Pino Suárez (11.3 km)
14-09-1970: Pino Suárez - Tacuba (8.1 km)
22-08-1984: Tacuba - Cuatro Caminos (4.0 km)

 Line 3

Indios Verdes - Universidad; 21.3 km (in passenger service), 21 stations

20-11-1970: Tlatelolco - Hospital General (5.4 km)
25-08-1978: Tlatelolco - La Raza (1.4 km)
01-12-1979: La Raza - Indios Verdes (4.9 km)
07-06-1980: Hospital General - Centro Médico (0.8 km)
25-08-1980: Centro Médico - Zapata (4.5 km)
30-08-1983: Zapata - Universidad (6.5 km)

 Line 4

Martín Carrera - Santa Anita; 9.4 km (in passenger service), 10 stations (all elevated/at grade)

29-08-1981: Martín Carrera - Candelaria (7.5 km)
25-05-1982: Candelaria - Santa Anita (3.2 km)

 Line 5

Politécnico - Pantitlán; 14.4 km (in passenger service), 13 stations

19-12-1981: Consulado - Pantitlán (9.2 km)
01-07-1982: Consulado - La Raza (3.1 km)
30-08-1982: La Raza - Politécnico (3.4 km)

Metro MexicoL5 Terminal Aérea
 Line 6

El Rosario - Martín Carrera, 11.4 km (in passenger service), 11 stations

21-12-1983: El Rosario - Instituto del Petróleo (9.3 km)
08-07-1986: Instituto del Petróleo - Martín Carrera (4.7 km)

 Line 7

El Rosario - Barranca del Muerto; 17 km (in passenger service), 14 stations

20-12-1984: Tacuba - Auditorio (5.4 km)
23-08-1985: Auditorio - Tacubaya (2.7 km)
19-12-1985: Tacubaya - Barranca del Muerto (5.0 km)
29-11-1988: Tacuba - El Rosario (5.7 km)

 Line 8

Garibaldi-Lagunilla - Constitución de 1917; 17.7 km (in passenger service), 19 stations

20-07-1994: Garibaldi - Constitución de 1917 (20.0 km)

 Line 9

Tacubaya - Pantitlán; 13 km (in passenger service), 12 stations

26-08-1987: Pantitlán - Centro Médico (11.5 km)
29-08-1988: Centro Médico - Tacubaya (3.8 km)

 Line A

Metro MexicoPantitlán - La Paz; 14.9 km (in passenger service), 10 stations

- until 2012, the only line in Mexico City to use conventional steel wheel/steel rail technology

12-08-1991: Pantitlán - La Paz (17.0 km)

 Line B

Metro MexicoBuenavista - Ciudad Azteca; 20.3 km (in passenger service), 21 stations

15-12-1999: Buenavista - Villa de Aragón (13.5 km)
30-11-2000: Villa de Aragón - Ciudad Azteca (10.2 km)

 Line 12

Metro MexicoMixcoac - Tláhuac; 24.5 km, 20 stations

30 Oct 2012: Mixcoac - Tláhuac

- second line to use conventional steel wheel/steel rail technology

In Aug. 2007, the construction of Line 12 (gold line) was officially announced. It runs from Mixcoac (Line 7) to Tlahuac in the southeast of Mexico City, intersecting with line 3 at Zapata, line 2 at Ermita and line 8 at Atlalilco (initially a new station had been planned on line 8 at Del Paso). Although initially planned to be entirely underground, Line 12 was eventually built underground only along its western half, while the rest is partly at grade and mostly elevated.

 

 TREN LIGERO (Light Rail)

Tasqueña - Xochimilco; 12.6 km, 18 stations

From the southern line 2 terminus Tasqueña, a high-floor light rail line runs to Xochimilco. This line was upgraded from a former tram line, and opened in two stages:

1986 Tasqueña - Estadio Azteca
1988 Huipulco - Xochimilco

 

Tren Ligero Tren Ligero
 FERROCARRIL SUBURBANO

The first line of several planned radial routes opened on 01 June 2008, leaving from Buenavista railway station and heading north. It intersects with metro line 6 at Ferrería/Fortuna station. The initial 20 km line terminated at Lechería, with three intermediate stations, before it was extended 7 km to Cuautitlán on 05 Jan 2009, with two additional stations. Trains operate every 6-15 minutes.

 

 Photos
Opening Line B Ticket Coyuya Station © Marco Monroy More pictures in our photo gallery >>>>>
 Links

METRO DE CIUDAD DE MÉXICO Official Site

Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos de D.F. (Tren Ligero & Trolebús) - Official Site

Ferrocarriles Suburbanos (Suburban Rail) - Official Site


Mexico City Metro at Wikipedia and Wikipedia.es

Ferrocarriles Suburbanos at Wikipedia

Mexico Metro Gallery at nycsubway.org

Mexico City Metro System

 

 Notes
25 Aug 2008: Tecnológico station on line B renamed Ecatepec
 

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