Mexico City Metro Line 1

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Line 1 / Línea 1
STC line 1 icon.png
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Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mexico City Metro
Locale Mexico City
Termini Metro Observatorio
Metro Pantitlán
Stations 20
Ridership 245 million per annum (2011)[1]
Operation
Opening September 4, 1969
Operator(s) Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stock - Trains MP-68 made in France in 1968, refurbished by CAF
- Trains NE-92 made in Spain in 1992
- Trains NM-83 made in Mexico between 1983 and 1991
Technical
Line length 16.654 km (10 mi)
Track length 18.828 km (12 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Third rail
Operating speed 36 km/h (22 mph)
Route map
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Mexico City Metro Line 1 is one of the twelve metro lines operating in Mexico City, Mexico. Officially inaugurated in 1969, it went to become the first metro line to be built in the country. Its identifying color is pink and it runs through the city from west to east.

History[edit]

The first section of Line 1 was opened on 4 September 1969 as part of Mexico City Metro's first construction stage. To the original route ChapultepecZaragoza new station Juanacatlán was added to the west on 11 April 1970, and the first correspondencia transfer station became functional on 1 August 1970, when Line 2 was opened. The two westernmost stations Tacubaya and current terminal Observatorio were inaugurated on 20 November 1970 and 10 June 1971 respectively.

Station Pantitlán was opened on 22 August 1984 as eastern terminal during a fourth and final expansion. All twenty stations have operated since then, running a total track length of 18.83 km, of which 16.65 km are passenger track. The 1 is the only line in the network that is fully underground except for some surface track in Observatorio used for maintenance.

The line is built under several avenues: Parque Lira, Pedro Antonio de los Santos, Circuito Interior, Avenida de los Insurgentes, Avenida Chapultepec, Arcos de Belén, Balderas, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, José María Izazaga, Isabel la Católica, Anillo de Circunvalación, Congreso de la Unión, Eduardo Molina, and Ignacio Zaragoza, it commutes with Line 7 and 9 at the Station Tacubaya, Line 3 at Balderas, Line 8 at Salto del Agua, Line 2 at Pino Suárez, Line 4 at Candelaria, Line B at San Lázaro and Lines 5, 9 and A at Pantitlán.

Chronology[edit]

  • September 4, 1969: from Chapultepec to Zaragoza.
  • April 11, 1970: from Chapultepec to Juanacatlán.
  • November 20, 1970: from Juanacatlán to Tacubaya.
  • June 10, 1971: from Tacubaya to Observatorio.
  • August 22, 1984: from Zaragoza to Pantitlán.

Station list[edit]

Station
No.
Station Date opened Level Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
01 Pantitlán August 22, 1984 Underground,
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- 0.0 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 5.svg Metro Line 5
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 9.svg Metro Line 9
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea A.svg Metro Line A
Mexibús Line 3
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Nezahualcoyotl and Chimalhuacán
Venustiano Carranza
02 Zaragoza September 4, 1969 Underground,
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1.5 1.5 CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Nezahualcoyotl and Chimalhuacán
03 Gomez Farías September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.9 2.4  
04 Boulevard Puerto Aéreo September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.7 3.1 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Trolleybus Line G
05 Balbuena September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.7 3.9  
06 Moctezuma September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.8 4.7 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4 (South Route) (at distance)
07 San Lázaro September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.6 5.4 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea B.svg Metro Line B
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 5.svg Metrobús Line 5
East Bus Terminal (TAPO) for Mexico eastern cities.
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for city-east.
08 Candelaria September 4, 1969 Underground,
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1.1 6.4 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 4.svg Metro Line 4
09 Merced September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.9 7.3 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4 (South Route)
10 Pino Suárez September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.8 8.2 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 2.svg Metro Line 2
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4 (South route)
Zócalo Station
Cuauhtémoc
11 Isabel la Católica September 4, 1969 Underground,
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0.5 8.7  
12 Salto del Agua September 4, 1969 Underground,
trench.
0.6 9.3 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 8.svg Metro Line 8
STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
13 Balderas September 4, 1969 Underground,
trench.
0.6 9.9 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 3.svg Metro Line 3
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 3.svg Metrobús Line 3
14 Cuauhtémoc September 4, 1969 Underground,
trench.
0.5 10.5 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 3.svg Metrobús Line 3
15 Insurgentes September 4, 1969 Underground,
trench.
0.9 11.4 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 1.svg Metrobús Line 1
16 Sevilla September 4, 1969 Underground,
trench.
0.8 12.2  
17 Chapultepec September 4, 1969 Underground,
two-story trench.
0.6 12.9 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Trolleybus Line I
18 Juanacatlán April 11, 1970 Underground,
two-story trench.
1.1 14.0   Miguel Hidalgo
19 Tacubaya November 20, 1970 Underground,
multi-story trench.
1.3 15.2 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 7.svg Metro Line 7
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 9.svg Metro Line 9
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 2.svg Metrobús Line 2
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Santa Fé and Cuajimalpa
20 Observatorio June 10, 1972 Hillside trench 1.4 16.7 Mexico-Toluca Intercity Rail. (Under Construction)
West Bus Terminal for Mexico western cities.
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Santa Fé and Cuajimalpa.
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Línea 12.svg Metro Line 12 (in project)
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 9.svg Metro Line 9 (planned)
Álvaro Obregón

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