Mexico City Metro Line 2

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Line 2 / Línea 2
MetroDF Linea 2.svg
Metro Interior.jpg
Inside a wagon on Line 2
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mexico City Metro
Locale Mexico City
Termini Metro Cuatro Caminos
Metro Tasqueña
Stations 24
Ridership 287 million per annum (2011)[1]
Operation
Opened August 1, 1970
Operator(s) Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stock 45 NM-02 trains made by Bombardier México in 2004
Technical
Line length 20.713 km (13 mi)
Track length 23.431 km (15 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
Mexico City Metro line 2.svg

Mexico City Metro Line 2 is one of the 12 lines of the Mexico City Metro.[2]

Line 2 is the second of the network, it is identified by the color blue, and runs from West to East and then North to South, turning at the city center. It starts at the border of the city with the Estado de México and ends South of the city.

It commutes with Line 7 at Tacuba, Line 3 at Hidalgo, Line 8 at Bellas Artes, Line 1 at Pino Suárez, Lines 8 and 9 at Chabacano and Line 12 at Ermita. It is linked with the Mexico City Light Rail to Xochimilco at the Tasqueña terminal. It used to be served by NC-82 and some NM-83 trains.

This line was temporarily served by an NM-02 train printed with landscapes and images of Mexico City.

This line has seen the worst accident in Mexico City history when on October 20, 1975 when there was a crash between two trains at Metro Viaducto. One train was parked at the station picking up passengers when it was hit by another train that did not stop in time. 20 people were killed and several wounded. After this accident, automatic traffic lights were installed in all lines.

Station list[edit]

Station
No.
Station Date opened Level Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
01 Cuatro Caminos August 22, 1984 Underground,
trench.
- 0.0 CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Naucalpan and Tlalnepantla Naucalpan State of Mexico
02 Panteones August 22, 1984 Underground,
trench.
1.8 1.8   Miguel Hidalgo Federal District
03 Tacuba September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
1.6 3.4 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 7.svg Metro Line 7
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Naucalpan and Tlalnepantla
04 Cuitláhuac September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.7 4.1 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Trolleybus Line I
05 Popotla September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.8 4.9  
06 Colegio Militar September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.6 5.5  
07 Normal September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.7 6.2  
08 San Cosme September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.8 7.0   Cuauhtemoc
09 Revolución September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.8 7.0 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 1.svg Metrobús Line 1
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4
10 Hidalgo September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.7 7.7 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
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4 (North route)
Metrobús Line 7 (Planned)
11 Bellas Artes September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.6 8.3 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 8.svg Metro Line 8
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4 (North route)
STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
12 Allende September 14, 1970 Underground,
trench.
0.5 8.8  
13 Zócalo September 14, 1970 Underground,
two-story trench.
0.8 9.5 Pino Suárez Station
14 Pino Suárez August 1, 1970 Underground,
trench (Lv. -2).
0.9 10.4 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 1.svg Metro Line 1
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 4.svg Metrobús Line 4 (South route)
Zócalo Station
15 San Antonio Abad August 1, 1970 Ground-level 1.0 11.4 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S (at distance)
16 Chabacano August 1, 1970[* 1] Ground-level 0.8 12.2 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 8.svg Metro Line 8
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 9.svg Metro Line 9
17 Viaducto August 1, 1970 Ground-level 0.9 13.1   Benito Juárez
18 Xola August 1, 1970 Ground-level 0.6 13.8 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 2.svg Metrobús Line 2 (at distance)
19 Villa de Cortes August 1, 1970 Ground-level 0.8 14.6  
20 Nativitas August 1, 1970 Ground-level 0.9 15.5  
21 Portales August 1, 1970 Ground-level 1.1 16.5  
22 Ermita August 1, 1970 Ground-level 0.9 17.5 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Línea 12.svg Metro Line 12
23 General Anaya August 1, 1970 Ground-level 1.0 18.47   Coyoacán
24 Tasqueña August 1, 1970 Ground-level 1.5 19.9 STE logo.jpg DFGGH.JPG Light Rail Line 1
South Bus Terminal for Mexico cities.
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Coyoacán and Xochimilco.
STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A (at distance)
STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Trolleybus Line K (at distance)
  1. ^ Chabacano Line 2 was rebuilt as part of the introduction of Line 9 in 1988 to support three-line transfer with middle-platform solution (Line 8 was built in 1994).

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