Metro Merced

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STC rapid transit
Coordinates 19°25′32″N 99°07′29″W / 19.425558°N 99.124639°W / 19.425558; -99.124639Coordinates: 19°25′32″N 99°07′29″W / 19.425558°N 99.124639°W / 19.425558; -99.124639
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Opened 4 September 1969
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Observatorio
Línea 1
towards Pantitlán

Merced is an underground station on Line 1 of the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is located in the Venustiano Carranza borough, slightly to the east of the centre of Mexico City.[1] The station building was designed by Félix Candela,[3] and it was opened on 5 September 1969.[4]

The station logo depicts a box with apples.[1] Its name is taken from the surrounding area, where La Merced Monastery once stood.[1] Outside the station is the La Merced Market – one of the largest in the city, second only to the Central de Abasto down in Iztapalapa borough.

Metro Merced is connected with the interior corridors of the market. It has a bagagge-o-meter, like Metro Autobuses del Norte and Metro Terminal Aérea. Outside the market are other markets, such as Mercado de Sonora,[5] and wholesale outlets that sell plastic goods, bags, shoes, electronics, and some general stores. This station is located near Avenida Anillo de Circunvalación.


  1. ^ a b c d "Merced" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Archambault, Richard. "Merced » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Felix Candela (1910-1997)". Structurae. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "El mercado de Sonora (Distrito Federal)" [The Sonora Market (Federal District)]. Mexico Desconocido magazine (in Spanish). Mexico City. June–July 1994. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

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