Copilco metro station

Metro Copilco is a station along Line 3 on the Mexico City Metro. Located in the Coyoacán borough, in the south of Mexico City, on Avenida Enríquez Ureña (Eje 10 Sur).[2][3] It is the penultimate station along the southern portion of Line 3.[3][4]

Copilco
Mexico City Metro
STC rapid transit
Metro Coplico platform.jpg
LocationRomero de Terreros, Coyoacán
Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates19°20′09″N 99°10′36″W / 19.335887°N 99.176652°W / 19.335887; -99.176652Coordinates: 19°20′09″N 99°10′36″W / 19.335887°N 99.176652°W / 19.335887; -99.176652
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened30 August 1983
Passengers
201814,645,189[1]
Rank23/195[1]
Services
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
Miguel Ángel de Quevedo Line 3 Universidad
Terminus
Route map
Ticomán workshops
Indios Verdes
Deportivo 18 de Marzo
Mexico City Metro Line 6
Potrero
La Raza
Mexico City Metro Line 5
Tlatelolco
Guerrero
Mexico City Metro Line B
Hidalgo
Mexico City Metro Line 2
Juárez
Balderas
Mexico City Metro Line 1
Niños Héroes / Poder Judicial CDMX
Hospital General
Centro Médico
Mexico City Metro Line 9
Etiopía / Plaza de la Transparencia
Eugenia
División del Norte
Zapata
Mexico City Metro Line 12
Coyoacán
Viveros / Derechos Humanos
Miguel Ángel de Quevedo
Copilco
Universidad
Location
Copilco is located in Mexico City
Copilco
Copilco
Location within Mexico City

General informationEdit

The station logo depicts an Olmec representation of a coiled water snake or dragon (symbols of the lightbug, which is also a personification of the God of Water).[5] Copilco means "in the Royal Crown" in Nahuatl.[5] The station opened on 30 August 1983.[6]

Above the station's platforms is the mural El perfil del tiempo by Guillermo Ceniceros, depicting paintings and art from ancient pre-Hispanic cultures, works by famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, and Mexican art from José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera and others. This station also has a cultural display.[2]

Many of the passengers are students, headed for the nearby campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Metro Copilco is particularly close to the schools of medicine and dentistry. This station serves the Copilco Universidad, Romero de Terreros, Copilco el Alto and Pedregal de Santo Domingo neighborhoods, as well as several estates (closed groups of high-density residential buildings), such as Integración Latinoamericana and Copilco 300.

NearbyEdit

ExitsEdit

  • Southeast: Cerro Tres Zapotes street and Eje 10 Sur Enríquez Ureña, Romero de Terreros
  • Southwest: Cerro Tlapacoya street and Eje 10 Sur Enríquez Ureña, Romero de Terreros
  • North: Eje 10 Sur Enríquez Ureña, Romero de Terreros

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Afluencia de estación por línea 2018" (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Copilco" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Copilco » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Línea 3" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Copilco" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011.

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