Metro Tasqueña

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Metro Tasqueña (sometimes also spelled Taxqueña) is a station on Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro system.[1] It is located in the Campestre Churubusco neighborhood, within the Coyoacán borough of Mexico City, directly south of the city centre on Avenida Tasqueña and Canal de Miramontes.[1] It is a surface station and the southern terminus of the line.[1]

The station icon represents a crescent moon. The name comes from Avenida Tasqueña, which in turn took it from Taxco, Guerrero, an important silver mining town during the colonial period.

Entrance to the Tren Ligero at Tasqueña, 2008

Tasqueña connects Line 2 with the Xochimilco Light Rail line, which runs from this station to the borough of Xochimilco. It also connects with two trolleybus lines: route A, running between Tasqueña and Metro Autobuses del Norte, north of the city, and route K, running between Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM's main campus) and the San Lorenzo Teconzo campus of the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM).

Metro Tasqueña also serves Mexico City's southern bus depot, which serves important cities like Cuernavaca, Acapulco, Taxco, and the rest of southern Mexico.

The terminal currently causes major traffic problems in the neighborhood, mainly by public buses and taxi cabs trying to cruise and flow into the terminals to pick up passengers both from the subway and the regional bus lines. It has become a major gathering center for informal merchants, selling of illegally reproduced media, prostitution and environment pollution.

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  1. ^ a b c "Tasqueña" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Línea 2 Terminus
Terminus Tren Ligero
Los Torres
towards Xochimilco

Coordinates: 19°20′39″N 99°08′34″W / 19.344168°N 99.142685°W / 19.344168; -99.142685