Metro Viaducto

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STC rapid transit
View of Metro Viaducto from Calzada de Tlalpan
Location Mexico City
Coordinates 19°24′03″N 99°08′13″W / 19.400808°N 99.136891°W / 19.400808; -99.136891Coordinates: 19°24′03″N 99°08′13″W / 19.400808°N 99.136891°W / 19.400808; -99.136891
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Línea 2
towards Tasqueña

Viaducto is a station on Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro system.[1][2] It is located in the border of Benito Juárez and Iztacalco boroughs of Mexico City, south of the city centre on Calzada de Tlalpan.[1] It is a surface station.

It is represented by the stylised logo of a cloverleaf interchange, which represents crossing of Calzada de Tlalpan (a former Aztec road) and Viaducto Miguel Alemán, a crosscutting freeway that runs across the middle of the Federal District which opened in September 1950.[1][2][3] The station was opened on 1 August 1970.[4]

Train crash[edit]

On October 20, 1975, at about 09:40 local time (15:40 GMT), two trains crashed, while both were going towards Metro Tasqueña. The first was parked at the Viaducto station picking up passengers when it was hit by another train that did not stop in time. According to official reports, from 31 to 39 people died, and between 71 and 119 were injured. To date, it is the worst railroad accident recorded in the Mexico City Metro. Carlos Fernández was found guilty as the responsible of the accident, and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison. After the crash, automatic traffic lights were incorporated to all lines.[5][6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Viaducto" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Viaducto » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Legorreta, Jorge (16 October 2002). "Viaducto y Periférico, creaciones urbanísticas de Carlos Contreras". La Jornada (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Tiempo Real magazine (September 18, 2012). "El Metro de la Ciudad de México, como escenario de eventos trágicos, y muy trágicos". Sin Embargo. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "La tragedia olvidada" (in Spanish). El Universal. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ González, Juan Pablo (December 30, 2010). "Escenas impactantes en el Metro capitalino". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Claudia Jazmín; et al. (September 28, 2013). ""CRÓNICA": El Metro del DF; 44 años de su nacimiento, 38 años de la tragedia que "nunca" existió" (in Spanish). Klika. 

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