Metro La Raza
STC rapid transit
Station sign, 16 December 2006
|Address||Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico City
Metro La Raza (in English, "Metro The Race") is a station on the Mexico City Metro. 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.
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. The station opened on 25 August 1978 with service on Line 3 southward towards Tlatelolco. Northward service on Line 3 towards Indios Verdes started 1 December 1979. Southeasterly service along Line 5 towards Consulado started on 1 July 1982, and the northeasterly service towards Politécnico started on 30 August 1982.
This station has the largest cultural display in the entire Metro system, known as "El Túnel de la Ciencia" (The Tunnel of Science). 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.
Metro La Raza has also an information desk and office with miscellaneous information about the Metro, science and more, and facilities for the handicapped.
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