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MONTERREY
 Nuevo León . Mexico

Monterrey metro map © UrbanRail.Net

 System

TicketMonterrey, the capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, has some 4 million inhabitants.

In the 1980s, a consortium led by Siemens was awarded the contract to develop a metro system for Monterrey. The system is similar to the Tren Urbano in Guadalajara, although Monterrey's metro is totally independent from other traffic, partly underground and partly elevated.

Line 1 was inaugurated in 1991 and runs east - west through the city centre and then towards the northwestern districts of the city. It runs on an elevated concrete structure from Exposición in Guadalupe to San Bernabé. Its length is 18.5 km with 19 stations. At Cuauhtémoc transfer is possible to Line 2. A trip along the entire line takes 27 minutes.

Line 2 opened in 1994 and was then 4.5 km long with 6 stations. It was built along a north-south axis at a depth of 17 m below street level mainly by using tunnelling machines. Construction on a northern extension began in August 2005. The total length of the extension is 8.5 km with 1.5 km in tunnel and the rest elevated. The first section (3.2 km, 3 stations) along Avenida Universidad was opened in October 2007, with the remaining 5.3 km following one year later (4 stations).

All stations and trains have air-conditioning, some stations on Line 2 are equipped with escalators. Like in Mexico City, stations can also be identified by symbols. The metro is operated by Metrorrey.

 Photos

 History

25 April 1991 - Line 1 Exposición - San Bernabé

30 Nov 1994 - Line 2 General Anaya - General Zaragoza

11 June 2003 - Line 1 San Bernabé - Talleres

31 Oct 2007 - Line 2 General Anaya - Universidad

01 Oct 2008 - Line 2 Universidad - Sendero

 

 Projects

Line 3 - 7.5 km from current Line 2 terminus at General Zaragoza northeast to Hospital Metropolitano, mostly on an elevated structure (Aug. 2015).

 

 Photos
Ticket vending machine Monterrey Metro Train Monterrey elevated metro station Metrorrey
Photographs © Alejandro Felipe Rodríguez Solano

Cuauhtémoc Station on Line 1 © Marco Monroy Cuauhtémoc Station on Line 2 © Marco Monroy Zaragoza Station on Line 2 © Marco Monroy
Photographs © Marco Monroy

 

 

 Links

Metrorrey (Official site)

Metro Monterrey at Wikipedia.es

 

 

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2007 © Robert Schwandl (UrbanRail.Net)