Metro Chapultepec

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Chapultepec
STC rapid transit
MetroChapultepecTrack.JPG
Track view inside the Chapultepec station
Station statistics
Coordinates 19°25′15″N 99°10′35″W / 19.420783°N 99.176288°W / 19.420783; -99.176288Coordinates: 19°25′15″N 99°10′35″W / 19.420783°N 99.176288°W / 19.420783; -99.176288
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 4 September 1969
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Observatorio
Línea 1
towards Pantitlán

Chapultepec is a station on the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is located in the Cuauhtémoc borough in the centre of Mexico City.[1]

The station logo depicts a grasshopper (chapulín).[1][2] The station's name comes from the Bosque de Chapultepec, a large nearby park that contains a hill with the same name.[1] Chapultepec means "grasshopper hill" in Nahuatl.[1] The station was opened on 5 September 1969 with service eastward to Sevilla, when Chapultepec served as the western terminus of Line 1.[3] Westward service from Chapultepec to Juanacatlán started 11 April 1970.[3]

Chapultepec lies along Line 1 only.[1][2] Despite no longer being a terminal and not being a transfer station for other metro lines, the station does play an important role as a bus transfer station, connecting with a vast array of microbuses that service the north of Mexico City and areas in the adjacent State of México, such as Ciudad Satélite, Valle Dorado, Arboledas and Cuautitlán Izcalli.

The station is also served by two trolleybus lines of STE: One is route S, which runs east from Chapultepec to Metro Velódromo along the arterial thoroughfares known as Eje 2 Sur and Eje 2A Sur and is one of two high-frequency trolleybus lines that STE calls "Zero-Emissions Corridors".[4] The other is route I, which connects Chapultepec with Metro El Rosario, to the north.

Chapultepec has an information desk; the station forecourt also contains a collection of retail stores, including a clothes boutique, a drugstore and a record store.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chapultepec" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Archambault, Richard. "Chapultepec » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 296 (March–April 2011), p. 42. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.

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