Metro Indios Verdes
|STC rapid transit|
Platforms of the station
|Location||Avenida de los Insurgentes Norte|
Gustavo A. Madero
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||1 December 1979|
Indios Verdes literally means "Green Indians". The station and its surrounding area have this name because of nearby monuments to two Aztec emperors, Itzcoatl and Ahuizotl. The two statues – originally planned to be sited in a more central location on Paseo de la Reforma – were made of cast bronze, and the metal has turned green with the passage of time and the effects of the weather. Because of this, people began to call the monuments los indios verdes. The Metro Indios Verdes station logo depicts the statues' silhouettes.
The station has two island platforms, one for arriving and one for departing trains.
Metro Indios Verdes station plays an important role in transportation for both Mexico City and areas of the surrounding state of México. The station has many entrances and exits, and it connects with many bus and microbuses routes, most of them serving areas in the Estado de México such as Lechería, Tlalnepantla de Baz, Texcoco, towns like Tepexpan and Otumba, and the archaeological zone of Teotihuacán. This station is located near the Mexico City to Nuevo Laredo highway.
The "Metrobús" bus rapid transit line was constructed near the metro terminal in 2005; it runs from Metro Indios Verdes all the way down Avenida Insurgentes to Monumento al Caminero in the south of Mexico City.
Metro Indios Verdes is the busiest station on the Mexico City metro, with 46.7 million passenger boardings in 2012.
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