Metro Tasqueña

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Tasqueña
Mexico City Metro
STC rapid transit
Metro Tasquena Platforms.jpg
Station platforms
LocationCampestre Churubusco, Coyoacán
Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates19°20′39″N 99°08′34″W / 19.344168°N 99.142685°W / 19.344168; -99.142685Coordinates: 19°20′39″N 99°08′34″W / 19.344168°N 99.142685°W / 19.344168; -99.142685
Line(s)Mexico City Metro Line 2
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeSurface
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1 August 1970
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Mexico City Metro Mexico City Metro Line 2Terminus
TerminusTren Ligero
Los Torres
towards Xochimilco

Metro Tasqueña (sometimes also spelled Taxqueña) is a station on Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro system.[1] It is located in the Campestre Churubusco neighborhood, within the Coyoacán borough of Mexico City, directly south of the city centre on Avenida Tasqueña and Canal de Miramontes.[1] It is a surface station and the southern terminus of the line.[1]

General information[edit]

Station logo

The station icon represents a crescent moon. The name comes from Avenida Tasqueña, which in turn took it from Taxco, Guerrero, an important silver mining town during the colonial period.

Tasqueña connects Line 2 with the Xochimilco Light Rail line, which runs from this station to the borough of Xochimilco. It also connects with two trolleybus lines: route A, running between Tasqueña and Metro Autobuses del Norte, north of the city, and route K, running between Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM's main campus) and the San Lorenzo Teconzo campus of the Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM).

Entrance to the Tren Ligero at Tasqueña, 2008

Metro Tasqueña also serves Mexico City's southern bus depot, which serves important cities like Cuernavaca, Acapulco, Taxco, and the rest of southern Mexico.

The station has four hexagonal murals from Alberto Castro Leñero: "Fuego", "Aliento", "Azul" y "Horizontal". Each mural is 11 meters high and 3 meters wide. The murals are made of pieces of talavera and polychromatic ceramic.[2]

The terminal currently causes major traffic problems in the neighborhood, mainly by public buses and taxi cabs trying to cruise and flow into the terminals to pick up passengers both from the subway and the regional bus lines. It has become a major gathering center for informal merchants, selling of illegally reproduced media, prostitution and environment pollution.

Nearby[edit]

  • Terminal Central de Autobuses del Sur, bus depot.

Exits[edit]

  • South: Between Calzada Taxqueña, Canal de Miramontes and Calzada de Tlalpan, Campestre Churubusco
  • North: Canal de Miramontes and Cerro de Jesús street, Campestre Churubusco

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tasqueña" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150403043953/http://www.metro.df.gob.mx/cultura2/murelementos.html

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