Metro Villa de Cortés

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Villa de Cortés
STC rapid transit
Estacion Villa de Cortes.JPG
Overhead station sign and street beyond, 2008
Location Mexico City
Coordinates 19°23′15″N 99°08′20″W / 19.38753°N 99.138994°W / 19.38753; -99.138994Coordinates: 19°23′15″N 99°08′20″W / 19.38753°N 99.138994°W / 19.38753; -99.138994
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
Línea 2
towards Tasqueña

Metro Villa de Cortés is a station on Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro system.[1][2] It is located in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City, directly south of the city center on Calzada de Tlalpan.[1] It is a surface station.

The station logo depicts a helmet of the type used by the Spanish conquerors (conquistadores) who, led by Hernán Cortés, invaded the Aztec empire in the 16th century.[1] The name of this station comes from the area in which it is now located, which was known as the Villa de Cortés in colonial times.[1] The metro station opened on August 1, 1970.[3]

Metro Villa de Cortés provides a transfer with trolleybus Line "M", which runs between this station and the INFONAVIT Iztacalco neighbourhood.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Villa de Cortés" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Archambault, Richard. "Villa de Cortés » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Servicios.- Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos del D.F.: Línea:  M  LINEA M CIRCUITO VILLA DE CORTÉS" (in Spanish). Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 

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