Metro Centro Médico

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Centro Médico
STC rapid transit
Metro Centro Medico.jpg
The station sign.
Coordinates 19°24′24″N 99°09′21″W / 19.406637°N 99.155753°W / 19.406637; -99.155753Coordinates: 19°24′24″N 99°09′21″W / 19.406637°N 99.155753°W / 19.406637; -99.155753
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Opened 7 June 1980
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3
towards Universidad
towards Tacubaya
Línea 9
towards Pantitlán

Metro Centro Médico (Spanish: Estación Centro Médico) is an underground metro station on the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is located in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City.[1] It is a transfer station for both Lines 3 and 9.[1][2]

The station logo represents the caduceus, a variant of the Rod of Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine.[1] Its name refers to the Centro Médico Siglo XXI general hospital, located above the metro station.[3][4][5] The station opened along Line 3 on 7 June 1980 when Centro Médico served briefly as the southern terminus of that line.[6] Line 3 service then extended further southward toward Zapata a year later by 25 August 1980.[6] The Centro Médico Siglo XXI was almost destroyed by the 1985 earthquake.[7] The station served as the western terminus of Line 9 (which went east towards Pantitlán) starting on 26 August 1987.[6] Westward service on Line 9 toward Tacubaya started a year later on 29 August 1988.[6]

Metro Centro Médico is directly connected to the main entrance of Centro Médico by a set of escalators. This metro station has facilities for the handicapped, a cultural display, and an information desk.[1]

Metro Centro Médico serves the Roma Sur neighbourhood.[1] It is located at the intersection of Avenida Cuauhtemoc and Eje 3 Sur Baja California, just a block north of Viaducto Miguel Alemán, an important east-west highway.[8][9] The southern exits at the Line 3 end of the station are close to the historic Panteón Francés (French Cemetery) in which important civil and military Mexican figures are buried.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Centro Médico" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Centro Médico » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "CDS Centro Médico" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Localización" (in Spanish). La Unidad Medica de Alta Expecialidad Hospital de Pediatria del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "::: Hospital de Cardiología CMN S.XXI :::" (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Soberon, Guillermo Julio; Jaime Sepulveda (June 1986). "The Health Care Reform in Mexico: Before and After the 1985 Earthquakes". American Journal of Public Health. 76 (6): 673–680. doi:10.2105/AJPH.76.6.673. 
  8. ^ a b "Cumulo 11: Centro Médico Siglo XXI" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Metro Centro Médico". Wikimapia. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Panteon Francés". Retrieved 29 July 2011. 

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