Metro Popotla

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STC rapid transit
Station entrance sign, 22 December 2006
Location Mexico City
Coordinates 19°27′08″N 99°10′29″W / 19.452147°N 99.1747°W / 19.452147; -99.1747Coordinates: 19°27′08″N 99°10′29″W / 19.452147°N 99.1747°W / 19.452147; -99.1747
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Línea 2
towards Tasqueña
Station logo

Metro Popotla is a station on Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro system.[1][2] It is located in the Colonia Popotla district of the Miguel Hidalgo borough of Mexico City, northwest of the city centre, near the Calzada México-Tacuba.[1]

The name of the station comes from a town that once existed in the zone.[1] The logo depicts an ahuehuete tree, referring to the Árbol de la Noche Triste – the "tree of the night of sorrow" – where Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés stopped his retreat from Tenochtitlán and cried after being defeated by Cuitláhuac in the Battle of Noche Triste.[1][2] The actual tree survived until the 20th century, when it was destroyed by a fire. There is a commemorative plaque on the site where the tree used to be. The station was opened on 14 September 1970.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Popotla" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Popotla » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

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