Metro La Raza

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La Raza
STC rapid transit
ESTACION LA RAZA.jpg
Station sign, 16 December 2006
Station statistics
Address Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates 19°28′13″N 99°08′13″W / 19.470153°N 99.136891°W / 19.470153; -99.136891Coordinates: 19°28′13″N 99°08′13″W / 19.470153°N 99.136891°W / 19.470153; -99.136891
Line(s)
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3
towards Universidad
towards Politécnico
Línea 5
towards Pantitlán

Metro La Raza (in English, "Metro The Race") is a station on the Mexico City Metro.[1][2][3] It is a combined subway and surface station, located in the Colonia Vallejo and Colonia Héroes de Nacozari neighbourhoods of the Gustavo A. Madero borough, in the north of Mexico City.[1]

The station logo depicts the nearby La Raza Monument, a pyramid-shaped construction erected in honor to Mexico's many native peoples and cultures.[1][2][3]

La Raza is a transfer station that combines underground construction for Line 3 and surface construction for Line 5. The Insurgentes Metrobús bus rapid transit line also has a stop in the vicinity of Metro La Raza.[1][4] The station opened on 25 August 1978 with service on Line 3 southward towards Tlatelolco.[5] Northward service on Line 3 towards Indios Verdes started 1 December 1979.[5] Southeasterly service along Line 5 towards Consulado started on 1 July 1982, and the northeasterly service towards Politécnico started on 30 August 1982.[5]

This station has the largest cultural display in the entire Metro system, known as "El Túnel de la Ciencia" (The Tunnel of Science).[6] This permanent exhibition was installed by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in the extraordinarily long corridor that joins the Line 3 and Line 5 platforms.[6]

Metro La Raza has also an information desk and office with miscellaneous information about the Metro, science and more, and facilities for the handicapped.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "La Raza" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "La Raza (Line 3) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "La Raza (Line 5) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Metrobús - Ciudad de México: Ficha técnicas" (in Spanish). Mexico City Metrobús. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "El Túnel de la Ciencia" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 

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