Metro Coyoacán

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Coyoacán
STC rapid transit
Estacion Coyoacan.jpg
Outdoor station signs
Station statistics
Address Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates 19°21′41″N 99°10′15″W / 19.361417°N 99.170709°W / 19.361417; -99.170709Coordinates: 19°21′41″N 99°10′15″W / 19.361417°N 99.170709°W / 19.361417; -99.170709
Line(s)
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3
towards Universidad

Metro Coyoacán is a metro station along Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is located in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City.[1] It is at the intersection of Universidad and Coyoacan avenues. Right outside the station lies the "Centro Coyoacan" shopping mall, Radio Formula and Bancomer headquarters. It is also close to the Cineteca Nacional and Coyoacán district.

The station logo depicts a coyote.[1][2] In fact, the Náhuatl word of Coyohuacan means place of coyotes.[1] According to early plans for Line 3, the station was originally destined to be known as Metro Bancomer, after Centro Bancomer, a banking center located above the station. This being a commercial name, metro authorities decided instead to name the station after nearby Avenida Coyoacán which leads to the popular downtown section of Coyoacán. The station opened on 30 August 1983 as part of a southward extension of the line.[3]

This station has a cultural display, which houses temporary exhibits by art students.[1]

Metro Coyoacán serves the Colonia del Valle and Xoco neighborhoods as well as Coyoacán.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Coyoacán" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Coyoacán » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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