Mexico City Metro Line B
|Line B / Línea B|
|System||Mexico City Metro|
|Termini||Metro Ciudad Azteca|
|Ridership||1,259,942 passengers per day (2017)|
|Opened||December 15, 1999|
|Operator(s)||Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)|
|Line length||20.278 km (13 mi)|
|Track length||23.722 km (15 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
Mexico City Metro Line B is one of the twelve metro lines operating in Mexico City, Mexico. It has 21 stations and a total length of 23.722 km, 20.278 km service the line while the rest are used for maneuvers.
Line B runs from downtown Mexico City north towards the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos.
Currently, it is the only line in the whole metro network to use two distinctive colors: green and gray.
Line B was planned as a feeder line that would connect Mexico City to the adjacent municipalities of the State of Mexico, such as Ecatepec de Morelos and Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, therefore, instead of using the same numbering system as with the other metro lines, the line was named as Line B, same as in Line A, which connects Mexico City with the municipality of La Paz, also in the State of Mexico.
The first stretch of the line, from Buenavista to Villa de Aragón, was inaugurated on December 15, 1999 by Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, and Rosario Robles, Head of Government of the Federal District from 1991 to 2000. The second section, from Villa de Aragón to Ciudad Azteca, was opened on November 30, 2000, six years after it was planned.
- December 15, 1999: from Villa de Aragón to Buenavista
- November 30, 2000: from Ciudad Azteca to Nezahualcóyotl
- Alstom MP-68: 1999–present
|No.||Station||Date opened||Level||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|01||Ciudad Azteca||November 30, 2000||Surface||-||0.0||
||Ecatepec de Morelos|
|02||Plaza Aragón||November 30, 2000||Surface||0.7||0.7|
|03||Olímpica||November 30, 2000||Surface||0.9||1.6|
|04||Ecatepec||November 30, 2000||Surface||0.7||2.3|
|05||Múzquiz||November 30, 2000||Surface||1.6||3.9|
|06||Río de los Remedios||November 30, 2000||Surface||1.3||5.2||
|07||Impulsora||November 30, 2000||Surface||0.6||5.8|
|08||Nezahualcóyotl||November 30, 2000||Surface||1.5||7.3|
|09||Villa de Aragón||December 15, 1999||Surface||1.5||8.8||
||Gustavo A. Madero|
|10||Bosque de Aragón||December 15, 1999||Surface||0.9||9.7|
|11||Deportivo Oceanía||December 15, 1999||Surface||1.3||11.0|
|12||Oceanía||December 15, 1999||Elevated||1.0||12.0||
|13||Romero Rubio||December 15, 1999||Elevated||1.0||13.0||Venustiano Carranza|
|14||Ricardo Flores Magón||December 15, 1999||Elevated||1.1||14.1|
|15||San Lázaro||December 15, 1999||Elevated||1.1||15.2||
|16||Morelos||December 15, 1999||Underground,
|17||Tepito||December 15, 1999||Underground,
|18||Lagunilla||December 15, 1999||Underground,
|19||Garibaldi / Lagunilla||December 15, 1999||Underground,
|20||Guerrero||December 15, 1999||Underground,
|21||Buenavista||December 15, 1999||Underground,
|Date||Old name||New name|
Line B passes near several places of interest:
- Plaza Garibaldi, square known as Mexico City's home of mariachi music where mariachi bands can be found playing or soliciting gigs from visitors.
- Historic center of Mexico City
On its route, Line B passes through some places infamous for their considerable levels of crime including Ecatepec de Morelos, Gustavo A. Madero, Venustiano and neighborhoods such as Tepito and Colonia Morelos. Due to this, the line has a high rate of crime inside the stations and the trains, going from the presence of pickpockets and petty theft, to armed robbery and sexual assault.
- "Abrirán el tres días la línea B". El Universal (in Spanish). November 27, 2000. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- http://www.metro.cdmx.gob.mx/operacion/parque-vehicular Parque vehicular (Rolling stock)
- "Línea B del Metro, asaltos y acoso, el pan de todos los días". La Silla Rota (in Spanish). November 20, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- "Hombres armados asaltan vagón de mujeres en la Línea B del Metro". La Prensa (in Spanish). July 26, 2017. Retrieved August 13, 2018.