Metro Deportivo 18 de Marzo

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Deportivo 18 de Marzo
STC rapid transit
ESTACION DEPORTIVO 18 DE MARZO.jpg
Station sign and vendor carts, 18 December 2006
Location Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates 19°29′01″N 99°07′36″W / 19.483747°N 99.126549°W / 19.483747; -99.126549Coordinates: 19°29′01″N 99°07′36″W / 19.483747°N 99.126549°W / 19.483747; -99.126549
Line(s)
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Terminus
Línea 3
towards Universidad
towards El Rosario
Línea 6

Metro Deportivo 18 de Marzo is a station on the Mexico City Metro.[1][2][3] It is located in Mexico City's Gustavo A. Madero borough.[1]

The name of the station refers to the adjacent Deportivo 18 de Marzo sports complex, and its logo represents a player of a pre-Columbian ball game.[1][2][3]

Metro Basílica logo

This station was previously known as Metro Basílica.[1] Its logo and name were taken from the Basílica de Guadalupe Roman Catholic shrine, located one kilometre east of this station. When the Metro authorities changed the name of Metro La Villa to Metro La Villa-Basílica (a station that is only two blocks far Basílica de Guadalupe) they also changed the name of Metro Basílica.

Metro Deportivo 18 de Marzo was originally to be named Metro Montevideo (from nearby Avenida Montevideo), according to early plans for Line 3, so this station has changed its name twice.[citation needed]

This station serves the Tepeyac Insurgentes and Lindavista neighbourhoods.[1] It offers a connection to Line 1 of the Mexico City Metrobús.[1][4] Service to this metro station along Metro Line 3 opened on 1 December 1979.[5] Service along Line 6 at the station started on 8 July 1986.[5]

References[edit]

Platforms, Line 6
  1. ^ a b c d e f "Deportivo 18 de Marzo" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Deportivo 18 de Marzo (Line 3) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Deportivo 18 de Marzo (Line 6) » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Metrobús - Ciudad de México: Ficha técnicas" (in Spanish). Mexico City Metrobús. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 3 August 2011.