Mexico City Metro Line 5
Mexico City Metro Line 5 is one of the twelve metro lines part of the Mexico City Metro network. Its identifying color is yellow and it runs from the north to the east. The line was inaugurated on 19 December 1981 and it was expanded twice, with the last extension being in 1982 for a total of thirteen stations.
|Line 5 / Línea 5|
Interior view of Pantitlán
|System||Mexico City Metro|
|Operator(s)||Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)|
|Rolling stock||MP-68, NM-73AR, MP-82|
|Ridership||237,022 passengers per day (2019)|
|Opened||19 December 1981|
|Line length||14.435 km (9 mi)|
|Track length||15.675 km (10 mi)|
|Number of tracks||2|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
with roll ways along track
|Operating speed||36 km/h (22 mph)|
This line usually had the NM73 trains but due to the introduction of the NM02 trains in Line 2 now it is served by NC-82 Canadian trains made by Bombardier.
In 2019, Line 5 had a total ridership of 86,512,999 passengers, averaging 237,022 passengers per day.
- 19 December 1981: from Pantitlán to Consulado.
- 1 July 1982: from Consulado to La Raza.
- 30 August 1982: from La Raza to Politécnico.
Line 5 has had different types of rolling stock throughout the years.
- Alstom MP-68: 1981–2004; 2008–present
- Concarril NM-73: 1981–2004; 2008–present
- Concarril NM-79: 2004–2012
- Concarril NC-82: 2004–2012
- Concarril NM-83: 2004–2012
- Concarril NM-83: 2018–present
The first MP-68 were made in France in 1968 and refurbished by Bombardier in 1994. The NM-73AR cabin classic trains were made in Mexico by Concarril and Alstom between 1973 and 1978 and refurbished by STC workers between 2003 and 2009; while the cabin CAF were made in Mexico by Concarril, Alstom and CAF between 2000 and 2004 refurbished by CAF between 2003 and 2009. The MP-82 trains were made in Mexico by Concarril between 1983 and 1990.
|No.||Station||Date opened||Situation||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|01||Politécnico||August 30, 1982||Ground-level, underground access.||-||0.0||
||Gustavo A. Madero|
|02||Instituto del Petróleo||August 30, 1982||Ground-level, underground access.||1.3||1.3||
|03||Autobuses del Norte||August 30, 1982||Ground-level, underground access.||1.2||2.5||
|04||La Raza||July 1, 1982||Ground-level, underground access.||1.1||3.7||
|05||Misterios||July 1, 1982||Underground, trench||1.0||4.7||
||Gustavo A. Madero / Cuauhtémoc|
|06||Valle Gómez||July 1, 1982||Underground, trench||1.2||5.9||Gustavo A. Madero / Venustiano Carranza|
|07||Consulado||December 19, 1981||Ground-level, underground access.||0.8||6.7||
|08||Eduardo Molina||December 19, 1981||Ground-level, underground access.||0.9||7.6||
|09||Aragón||December 19, 1981||Ground-level, underground access.||1.0||8.6|
|10||Oceanía||December 19, 1981||Ground-level, underground access.||1.4||10.0||
|11||Terminal Aérea||December 19, 1981||Underground, trench||1.2||11.3||
|12||Hangares||December 19, 1981||Underground, trench||1.4||12.6|
|13||Pantitlán||December 19, 1981||Ground-level, underground access.||1.8||14.4||
The following table shows each of Line 6 stations total and average daily ridership during 2019.
|†‡||Transfer station and terminal|
|Rank||Station||Total ridership||Average daily|
|3||Autobuses del Norte||8,280,147||22,685|
|10||Instituto del Petróleo†||2,215,325||6,069|
Line 5 passes near Mexico City International Airport.