Metro Velódromo

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Velódromo
STC rapid transit
MetroVelodromoPlatform.JPG
Eastbound platform, 30 August 2008
Location Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates 19°24′31″N 99°06′11″W / 19.408478°N 99.103074°W / 19.408478; -99.103074Coordinates: 19°24′31″N 99°06′11″W / 19.408478°N 99.103074°W / 19.408478; -99.103074
Line(s)
Services
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Tacubaya
Línea 9
towards Pantitlán

Metro Velódromo (Spanish: Estación Velódromo) is a metro station located on Line 9 of the Mexico City Metro.[1][2] It is named after the nearby Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome, or bicycle-racing venue, built for the 1968 Summer Olympics that were held in Mexico City.[1]

Velódromo is an elevated station[3] built at the portion of Line 9 that branches away from Viaducto Río de La Piedad to follow Eje 3 Sur (Avenida Morelos) when travelling west toward Metro Tacubaya. The station opened on 26 August 1987.[3] The logo for the station shows the silhouette of a bicycle racer.[1] It serves the Colonia Jardín Balbuena and the Granjas México neighborhoods.[1]

Local bus service to the station includes trolleybus line S of STE, which runs west to Metro Chapultepec along the arterial thoroughfares known as Eje 2 Sur and Eje 2A Sur and is one of two high-frequency trolleybus lines that STE calls "Zero-Emissions Corridors".[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Velódromo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Archambault, Richard. "Velódromo » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Janberg, Nicolas. "Velódromo Metro Station (1987) - Structurae". Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Trolleybus Magazine No. 296 (March–April 2011), p. 42. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.

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