Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
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Overview - Monterrey
Located at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental on the Rio Santa Catarina, Monterrey is the capital and the largest city by population in Nuevo León. It has approximately 1,109,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2015. The Monterrey metropolitan area comprised 4,689,601 residents as of the 2015 INEGI census.
Monterrey's rapid transit network consists of two light metro services and a bus rapid transit service.
Opened 1991, Metrorrey consists of two light metro services that serve the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León and the surrounding suburbs.
Metrorrey Line 1 is an 18.8 km light metro service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Talleres in the west to Exposición in the east, serving 19 stations.
Line 1 was opened in April 1991 and the last extension to the line was in June 2002 to Talleres. Line 1 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metrorrey.
Metrorrey Line 2 is a 13 km light metro service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Sendero in the north to Zaragoza in the south, serving 13 stations.
Line 2 was opened in November 1994 and the last extension to the line was in October 2008 to Sendero. Line 2 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metrorrey.
Opened 2014, Ecovía consists of a bus rapid transit service that serves the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León and the surrounding suburbs.
Ecovía Line 1 is a 30.1 km bus rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Lincoln in the west to Valle Soleado in the east, serving 40 stations. There is also an off-busway station at Regina providing transfer with Metrorrey Line 2.
Line 1 was opened in January 2014. Line 1 is owned by the Government of the State of Nuevo León.
References & Helpful Links
Official Website for Ecovía: Ecovía
Colors for Metrorrey and Ecovía taken from station icons on Ecovía site.