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Metro Cuitláhuac is a station on the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is located in the Colonia Popotla and Colonia San Álvaro districts in the Miguel Hidalgo borough of Mexico City, to the northwest of the city centre.[1] It lies along Line 2.[1][2]

Mexico City Metro
STC rapid transit
LocationPopotla, Miguel Hidalgo
Mexico City
Coordinates19°27′27″N 99°10′55″W / 19.457448°N 99.182038°W / 19.457448; -99.182038Coordinates: 19°27′27″N 99°10′55″W / 19.457448°N 99.182038°W / 19.457448; -99.182038
   Mexico City Metro Mexico City Metro Line 2
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Mexico City Metro Mexico City Metro Line 2
towards Tasqueña
station logo

The station logo depicts an Aztec battle shield.[1][2] However, the name comes from nearby Avenida Cuitláhuac, an avenue named in honour of Cultlahuanctzin (whose name was later changed into Spanish language as "Cuitláhuac").[1] He was the tenth, and penultimate, Aztec emperor and the one who defeated Hernán Cortés in the Battle of La Noche Triste ("Sad Night") in 1520.[1] The station was opened on 14 September 1970.[3]

Metro Cuitláhuac is also close to Avenida México-Tacuba, one of the most important avenues in the city built on the former route of one of Tenochtitláns three main avenues into the mainland. The station also connects with trolleybus Line "I", which runs between Metro El Rosario and Metro Chapultepec.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Cuitláhuac" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Archambault, Richard. "Cuitláhuac » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  3. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 16 August 2011.

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