Metro Tlatelolco

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STC rapid transit
Station sign, 16 December 2006
Location Mexico City
Coordinates 19°27′18″N 99°08′34″W / 19.454979°N 99.142814°W / 19.454979; -99.142814Coordinates: 19°27′18″N 99°08′34″W / 19.454979°N 99.142814°W / 19.454979; -99.142814
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Indios Verdes
Línea 3
towards Universidad

Metro Tlatelolco is a metro station along Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is located in the Tlatelolco neighbourhood of the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, to the north of the downtown area.[1] It serves the Unidad Habitacional Nonoalco-Tlatelolco mega apartment complex, famous for its Plaza de las Tres Culturas square[1] (with buildings from the pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern eras) and infamous for the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre of demonstrating students.

The station logo depicts the tallest building in the nearby Nonoalco-Tlatelolco residential estate, the triangular Torre Insignia, which was formerly a Banobras building.[1][2] The 127 metres (417 ft) tower houses a 47-bell carillon – a gift to the Mexican people from the citizens of Belgium. Metro Tlatelolco is directly connected with the main square of the vast, 1960s residential estate.

The station opened on 20 November 1970 with service southward towards Hospital General.[3] Northward service towards Indios Verdes started nearly 8 years later on 25 August 1978.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tlatelolco" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Tlatelolco » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 

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