The station logo depicts three flowers, as its name comes from the Nahuatl language word tlacopan, that which means "land of flowers". It refers to the ancient Tepanec kingdom of Tlacopan that existed in the area in pre-Columbian times.
This transfer station was previously the terminal for Metro Line 2 and opened for service along that line on 14 September 1970. Service was extended westward along Line 2 from Tacuba to Panteones and Cuatro Caminos on 22 August 1984.Line 7 opened up through Tacuba on 20 December 1984. Today it transfers not only to Line 7 but also to a nearby mini-bus base, which serves boroughs Azcapotzalco and Miguel Hidalgo. Within the station facilities there is a cultural display and an information desk.