Metro Barranca del Muerto
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The metro station is named after Avenida Barranca del Muerto, that was once a big depression, the same length of the actual avenue (barranca means gully or ravine). During the Mexican Revolution (1910 – 1921) this was a place where revolutionary soldiers dropped many corpses. Eagles and buzzards flew nearby, smelling rotten flesh. Popular imagination refers to the dead people's souls and ghosts restlessly promenading near that big hole. Thus, Barranca del Muerto means something like "Dead Man's Gully". It serves Guadalupe Inn and Campestre neighborhoods.
South of Barranca del Muerto is the famous San Jacinto's Saturday market (Bazar de los sábados de San Jacinto) where artists sell paintings, plants and other handcrafts. This station is a provisional terminal, there are plans to continue this line to San Jeronimo, at the south of the city.
The station has two separated platforms, one used for arriving trains and another one for departing trains. The exit is at the midle of the platforms. There are two exits, located at the intersection of Avenida Revolución (which leads further to San Ángel), Macedonio Alcala, and Calle Alfonso Caso.
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- "San Ángel Saturday Bazaar and Art Fair Centro de San Ángel". Retrieved 1 August 2011.
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