Universidad metro station (Mexico City)

Metro Universidad (also frequently called Metro C.U., from Ciudad Universitaria) is a station on the Mexico City Metro.[2][3] It is located in the southern reaches of Mexico City, in Coyoacán borough.[2] A surface station, it is the current terminus of Line 3.[2][4] The station was opened on 30 August 1983.[4] In 2019, the station had an average ridership of 85,775 passengers per day, making it the fifth busiest station in the network.[5]

Universidad
Mexico City Metro
STC rapid transit
MuralAtMetroUniversidad.JPG
One of the murals painted on the Metro Universidad Station. It was painted by Arturo García Bustos and titled La Universidad en el umbral del siglo XXI and dated 1989.
Other namesC.U.
LocationAv. Antonio Delfín Madrigal
Pedregal de Santo Domingo, Coyoacán
Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates19°19′28″N 99°10′26″W / 19.324427°N 99.17397°W / 19.324427; -99.17397Coordinates: 19°19′28″N 99°10′26″W / 19.324427°N 99.17397°W / 19.324427; -99.17397
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeSurface
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened30 August 1983
Passengers
201827,199,538[1]
Rank8/195[1]
Services
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
Copilco Line 3 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
Universidad is located in Mexico City
Universidad
Universidad
Location within Mexico City

General informationEdit

The station logo is a crest bearing a bird with the head of a condor and of an eagle, and the legend "Por mi Raza hablará el Espíritu"; this is the official coat of arms of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), which the station serves.[2][3]

This metro terminal is multimodal, connecting with microbus lines that serve zones like Tlalpan, Ajusco, Milpa Alta and Contreras. It also connects with the UNAM's internal bus base, with buses that give free service on the campus, between schools, institutes and sports facilities, including the México 68 Olympic Stadium.[6] It also serves the Pedregal de Santo Domingo and Copilco el Alto neighbourhoods.[2]

Metro Universidad also has facilities for the handicapped, and a large mural depicting the history of UNAM.[2]

Scenes for the 1990 motion picture Total Recall were filmed in Metro Universidad.

NearbyEdit

ExitsEdit

  • East: Antonio Delfín Madrigal avenue, Pedregal de Santo Domingo
  • West: Antonio Delfín Madrigal avenue, Pedregal de Santo Domingo

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 c d e f "Universidad" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Universidad - Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Estaciones de mayor afluencia 2019" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  6. ^ ":: PumaBús ::" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2011.

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