Martín Carrera is both a terminal station and a transfer station, linking Lines 4 and 6, both of which terminate here. Like other terminal stations on the network, this one is multimodal: it connects with suburban bus lines that serve areas including Cerro Gordo, Vía Morelos, and others across the state line in México state. The station also connects with trolleybus line "LL", which runs between the San Felipe de Jesús neighbourhood and Metro Hidalgo. This station is near the Basílica de Guadalupe, a Roman Catholic shrine and place of pilgrimage.
The station was opened with the others along the northern portion of Line 4 on 29 August 1981. Service along Line 6 started on 8 July 1986.