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Station entrance sign, 22 December 2006
Metro Popotla is a station on Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro system. 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.
The name of the station comes from a town that once existed in the zone. 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. 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.
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