Tlatelolco metro station

Tlatelolco is a metro station along Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro.[2][3] It is located in the Tlatelolco neighbourhood of the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, to the north of the downtown area.[2] It serves the Unidad Habitacional Nonoalco-Tlatelolco mega apartment complex, famous for its Plaza de las Tres Culturas square[2] (with buildings from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern eras) and infamous for the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre of demonstrating students.

Metro Tlatelolco pictogram.svg Tlatelolco
STC rapid transit
Metro Tlatelolco 01.jpg
LocationMexico City
Mexico
Coordinates19°27′18″N 99°08′34″W / 19.454979°N 99.142814°W / 19.454979; -99.142814Coordinates: 19°27′18″N 99°08′34″W / 19.454979°N 99.142814°W / 19.454979; -99.142814
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsMexico City Metrobús Line 3 icon.svg Tlatelolco
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
History
Opened20 November 1970
Passengers
20187,323,374[1]
Rank90/195[1]
Services
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
La Raza Line 3 Guerrero
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
Tlatelolco is located in Mexico City Central
Tlatelolco
Metro Tlatelolco pictogram.svg Tlatelolco
Location within Mexico City Central

The station logo depicts the tallest building in the nearby Nonoalco-Tlatelolco residential estate, the triangular Torre Insignia, which was formerly a Banobras building.[2][3] The 127 metres (417 ft) tower houses a 47-bell carillon – a gift to the Mexican people from the citizens of Belgium. Metro Tlatelolco is directly connected with the main square of the vast, 1960s residential estate.

The station opened on 20 November 1970 with service southward towards Hospital General.[4] Northward service towards Indios Verdes started nearly 8 years later on 25 August 1978.[4]

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 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tlatelolco" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Tlatelolco » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011.

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