Metro Tacuba

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Not to be confused with Metro Tacubaya.
Tacuba
STC rapid transit
Station statistics
Address Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates 19°27′34″N 99°11′21″W / 19.459349°N 99.189205°W / 19.459349; -99.189205Coordinates: 19°27′34″N 99°11′21″W / 19.459349°N 99.189205°W / 19.459349; -99.189205
Line(s)
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Línea 2
towards Tasqueña
towards El Rosario
Línea 7

Metro Tacuba is a station of the Mexico City Metro.[1][2][3] It is located in the Tacuba district of the Miguel Hidalgo borough, to the west of downtown Mexico City.[1] It lies along Lines 2 and 7.[1][2][3]

The station logo depicts three flowers,[2][3] as its name comes from the Nahuatl language word tlacopan, that which means "land of flowers".[1] It refers to the ancient Tepanec kingdom of Tlacopan that existed in the area in pre-Columbian times.[1]

This transfer station was previously the terminal for Metro Line 2 and opened for service along that line on 14 September 1970.[4] Service was extended westward along Line 2 from Tacuba to Panteones and Cuatro Caminos on 22 August 1984.[4] Line 7 opened up through Tacuba on 20 December 1984.[4] 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tacuba" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Archambault, Richard. "Tacuba (Line 2) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Archambault, Richard. "Tacuba (Line 7) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 

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