Mexico City Metro Line 9

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Line 9 / Línea 9
MetroDF Linea 9.svg
MP-68 en Linea 9.jpg
A MP-68 train at Pantitlán
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mexico City Metro
Locale Mexico City
Termini Metro Pantitlán
Metro Tacubaya
Stations 12
Ridership 118 million per annum (2014)[1]
Operation
Opened August 26, 1987
Operator(s) Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stock 25 NM-79 and NC-82 trains made by Bombardier
Technical
Line length 13.033 km (8 mi)
Track length 15.375 km (10 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 9.svg

Mexico City Metro Line 9 is one of the 12 metro lines built in Mexico City, Mexico.

Line 9 was the 8th metro line to be built in the network, built between 1985 and 1988. (Line 8 started operations until 1994). It is identified by the color dark brown, and runs from East to Wast in an almost straight fashion. It was built in order to support Line 1, providing a redistribution alternative for east-west commuters.[2] It starts in the multi-line transfer station Pantitlán and ends at the western neighborhood of Tacubaya, both stations also served by Line 1. As a comparison, the section between Pantitlán and Tacubaya is served by 19 stations in Line 1, whereas Line 9 has only 12, which would translate in a faster alternative.

Line 9 is built in its eastermost section above the Rio Churubusco and Rio de la Piedad Avenues. Then it reaches an underground route near the Magdalena Mixiuhca Complex and it continues under the Eje 3 Sur until reaching the Tacubaya zone, where the last station is built under Jalisco avenue. As part of the first expansion plans in the 1980s the line is expected to turn west after Jalisco Avenue to reach Observatorio Station[3]

Chronology[edit]

  • August 26, 1987: from Pantitlán to Centro Médico.
  • August 29, 1988: from Centro Médico to Tacubaya.

Station list[edit]

Station
No.
Station Date opened Situation Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
From Start
01 Pantitlán August 26, 1987 Elevated - 0.0 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 1.svg Metro Line 1
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 5.svg Metro Line 5
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea A.svg Metro Line A
Mexibús Line 3
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Nezahualcoyotl and Chimalhuacán
Venustiano Carranza / Iztacalco
02 Puebla August 26, 1987 Elevated 1.5 1.5  
03 Ciudad Deportiva August 26, 1987 Elevated 0.9 2.4  
04 Velódromo August 26, 1987 Elevated 1.3 3.7 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S Venustiano Carranza
05 Mixiuhca August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.0 4.7 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
06 Jamaica August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 0.9 5.6 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 4.svg Metro Line 4
STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
07 Chabacano August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.2 6.8 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 2.svg Metro Line 2
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 8.svg Metro Line 8
Cuauhtemoc
08 Lázaro Cárdenas August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.1 7.9 STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
09 Centro Médico August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.2 9.1 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
10 Chilpancingo August 29, 1988 Underground, trench 1.3 10.5 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 1.svg Metrobús Line 1
11 Patriotismo August 29, 1988 Underground, deep trench 1.1 11.6 Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 2.svg Metrobús Line 2 Cuauhtemoc / Miguel Hidalgo
12 Tacubaya August 29, 1988 Underground, deep trench 1.3 12.8 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 1.svg Metro Line 1
Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 7.svg Metro Line 7
Metrobus Mexico.svg Metrobús de la Ciudad de México Ruta 2.svg Metrobús Line 2
CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Santa Fé and Cuajimalpa
Miguel Hidalgo

Proposed extension[edit]

Being Tacubaya a provisional terminal, Line 9 had an original project for being expanded to the west to reach Observatorio station as Line 1 did. This project would not be carried until 2014, when the announcement for the Mexico-Toluca Intercity Rail made mandatory an alternative for the future passenger demand to be served. [4]

Station
No.
Station Date opened Situation Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
From Start
13 Observatorio Expected 2018 Underground 1.5 14.3 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 1.svg Metro Line 1
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 (under construction)
Álvaro Obregón

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metro.df.gob.mx/operacion/afluencia14.html
  2. ^ Grupo ICA (1997). Treinta Años de Hacer el Metro, Ciudad de México. Grupo ICA. p. 277. 
  3. ^ Grupo ICA (1997). Treinta Años de Hacer el Metro, Ciudad de México. Grupo ICA. 
  4. ^ http://www.milenio.com/df/ampliacion-Linea_9-Sistema_de_Transporte_Colectivo-Metro-Metro-Observatorio-Tacubaya_0_250775024.html