Mexico City CDMX

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Overview - Mexico City

Located at the heart of the Valley of Mexico, Mexico City is the capital and the largest city by population in Mexico. It has approximately 9,210,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2020. The Mexico City metropolitan area (Valley of Mexico) comprised 21,804,515 residents as of the 2020 INEGI census.


Mexico City's rapid transit network consists of 12 rapid transit services, 11 bus rapid transit services, a light rail service, and two gondola lift services. It also has a commuter rail service.

Mexico City Metro (STC)

Opened 1969, the Mexico City Metro consists of 12 rapid transit services that serve the city of Mexico City and the surrounding suburbs in the State of Mexico.

Metro Line 1 (Línea 1)

Line 1 of the Mexico City Metro is a 16.64 km rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Observatorio in the west to Pantitlán in the east, serving 20 stations.


Line 1 was opened in September 1969 and the last extension to the line was to Pantitlán in August 1984. Line 1 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 2 (Línea 2)

Line 2 of the Mexico City Metro is a 20.71 km rapid transit service on a Northwest-Southeast alignment. It runs from Cuatro Caminos in the northwest to Tasqueña in the east, serving 24 stations.


Line 2 was opened in August 1970 and the last extension to the line was to Cuatro Caminos in August 1984. Line 2 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 3 (Línea 3)

Line 3 of the Mexico City Metro is a 21.28 km rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Indios Verdes in the north to Universidad in the south, serving 21 stations.


Line 3 was opened in November 1970 and the last extension to the line was to Universidad in August 1983. Line 3 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 4 (Línea 4)

Line 4 of the Mexico City Metro is a 9.36 km rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Martín Carrera in the north to Santa Anita in the south, serving 10 stations.


Line 4 was opened in August 1981 and the last extension to the line was to Santa Anita in May 1982. Line 4 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 5 (Línea 5)

Line 5 of the Mexico City Metro is a 14.44 km rapid transit service on a Northwest-Southeast alignment. It runs from Politécnico in the northwest to Pantitlán in the southeast, serving 13 stations.


Line 5 was opened in December 1981 and the last extension to the line was to Politécnico in August 1982. Line 5 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 6 (Línea 6)

Line 6 of the Mexico City Metro is a 11.43 km rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from El Rosario in the west to Martín Carrera in the east, serving 11 stations.


Line 6 was opened in December 1983 and the last extension to the line was to Martín Carrera in July 1986. Line 6 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 7 (Línea 7)

Line 7 of the Mexico City Metro is a 17 km rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from El Rosario in the north to Barranco del Muerto in the south, serving 14 stations.


Line 7 was opened in December 1984 and the last extension to the line was to El Rosario in November 1988. Line 7 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 8 (Línea 8)

Line 8 of the Mexico City Metro is a 17.68 km rapid transit service on a Northwest-Southeast alignment. It runs from Garibaldi/Lagunilla in the northwest to Constitución de 1917 in the southeast, serving 19 stations.


Line 8 was opened in July 1994. Line 8 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 9 (Línea 9)

Line 9 of the Mexico City Metro is a 13 km rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Tacubaya in the west to Pantitlán in the east, serving 12 stations.


Line 9 was opened in August 1987 and the last extension to the line was to Tacubaya in August 1988. Line 9 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line A (Línea A)

Line A of the Mexico City Metro is a 14.9 km rapid transit service on a Northwest-Southeast alignment. It runs from Pantitlán in the northwest to La Paz in the southeast, serving 10 stations.


Line A was opened in August 1991. Line A is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line B (Línea B)

Line B of the Mexico City Metro is a 20.28 km rapid transit service on a Southwest-Northeast alignment. It runs from Buenavista in the southwest to Ciudad Azteca in the northeast, serving 21 stations.


Line B was opened in December 1999 and the last extension of the line was to Ciudad Azteca in November 2000. Line B is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Metro Line 12 (Línea 12)

Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro is a 24.11 km rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Mixcoac in the west to Tláhuac in the east, serving 20 stations.


Line 12 was opened in October 2012. Line 12 is operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.

Tren Ligero

Opened 1986, the Tren Ligero consists of a single light rail service that serves the southern part of Mexico City.

Xochimilco Light Rail (Tren Ligero)

The Tren Ligero is a 12.8 km light rail service on a Northwest-Southeast alignment. It runs from Tasqueña in the northwest to Xochimilco in the southeast, serving 18 stations.


The Tren Ligero was converted from a streetcar line in August 1986 and the last extension to the line was to Xochimilco in September 1995. The Tren Ligero is owned by the Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos del D.F.

Metrobús

Opened 2005, Metrobús consists of 8 bus rapid transit services that serve Mexico City.

Metrobús Line 1 (Línea 1)

Line 1 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 28.1 km bus rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Indios Verdes in the north to El Caminero in the south primarily along Av. Insurgentes, serving 46 stations. Between Colonia del Valle and Nuevo León, Line 2 buses also serve the corridor.


Metrobús Line 1 was opened in June 2005 and the last extension to the line was to El Caminero in March 2008.

Metrobús Line 2 (Línea 2)

Line 2 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 20 km bus rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Tacubaya and Colonia del Valle in the west to Del Moral and Tepalcates in the east primarily along Eje 4 Sur, serving 41 stations of which 9 (inc. Tacubaya and Tepalcates) are in a single direction only and of which 4 are shared with Line 1.


Metrobús Line 2 was opened in December 2008 and the last extension to the line was the opening of Metro Coyuya in 2020.

Metrobús Line 3 (Línea 3)

Line 3 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 19.8 km bus rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Tenayuca in the north to La Raza, Buenavista, and Pueblo Santa Cruz Atoyac in the south primarily along Eje 1 Poniente, serving 38 stations.


Metrobús Line 3 was opened in February 2011 and the last extension to the line was to Pueblo Santa Cruz Atoyac in March 2021.

Metrobús Line 4 (Línea 4)

Line 4 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 24 km bus rapid transit network on an East-West alignment. It runs from Buenavista in the west to San Lázaro and AICM Terminal 2 in the east, serving 17 stations along the north corridor and 24 stations along the south corridor of which 6 are in a single direction only. East of San Lázaro, it runs in mixed traffic to the airport without intermediate stops.


Metrobús Line 4 was opened in April 2012.

Metrobús Line 5 (Línea 5)

Line 5 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 24.5 km bus rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Río de los Remedios in the north to Las Bombas in the south, serving 44 stations.


Metrobús Line 5 was opened in November 2013 and the last extension to the line was to Las Bombas in September 2020.

Metrobús Line 6 (Línea 6)

Line 6 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 20 km bus rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from El Rosario in the west to Villa de Aragón in the east primarily along Eje 5 Norte, serving 37 stations of which 9 are served in a single direction only.


Metrobús Line 6 was opened in January 2016.

Metrobús Line 7 (Línea 7)

Line 7 of the Mexico City Metrobús is a 15 km bus rapid transit service on a Southwest-Northeast alignment. It runs from Campo Marte in the southwest to Hospital Infantil La Villa and Indios Verdes in the northeast primarily along Av. Paseo de la Reforma, serving 31 stations of which 3 are served in a single direction only. Hospital Infantil La Villa is not served by buses traveling northbound to Indios Verdes.


Metrobús Line 7 was opened in March 2018.

Cablebús

Opened 2021, Cablebús consists of a gondola lift service that serves the mountainous suburbs of Mexico City.

Cablebús Line 1 (Línea 1)

Cablebús Line 1 is a 7.54 km gondola lift service on a North-South alignment with a 1.66 km branch. It runs from Cuautepec in the north to Indios Verdes in the south, serving 5 stations. The branch runs from Campos Revolución in the south to Tlalpexco in the north, serving 2 stations. Currently, only the isolated branch is in service.


Cablebús Line 1 was opened in March 2021.

Mexibús

Opened 2010, Mexibús consists of 3 bus rapid transit services that serve the suburbs of Mexico City located within the State of Mexico. A fourth line is under construction

Mexibús Line 1 (Línea 1)

Mexibús Line 1 is a 16.5 km bus rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Ojo de Agua in the north to Ciudad Azteca in the south, serving 25 stations. Note that Insurgentes is currently a ghost station with no service but is scheduled to open to the public after Line 4 has been inaugurated


Mexibús Line 1 was opened in October 2010. Mexibús Line 1 is operated by TransMasivo.

Mexibús Line 2 (Línea 2)

Mexibús Line 2 is a 21.3 km bus rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from La Quebrada and Lechería in the west to Las Américas in the east, serving 43 stations.


Mexibús Line 2 was opened in January 2015. Mexibús Line 2 is operated by TransComunicador.

Mexibús Line 3 (Línea 3)

Mexibús Line 3 is a 14.5 km bus rapid transit service on an Southewest-Northeast alignment. It runs from Pantitlán in the southwest to Acuitlapilco and Chimalhuacán in the northeast, serving 30 stations. Local services run the loop. Acuitlapilco is used as a terminus for some services that do not run the loop.


Mexibús Line 3 was opened in April 2013 and the last extension to the line was the opening of Calle 6 in November 2019. Mexibús Line 3 is operated by TransRed.

Mexicable

Opened 2016, Mexicable consists of a single gondola lift service that serves the northern suburbs of Mexico City located within the State of Mexico.

Mexicable

Mexicable is a 4.8 km gondola lift service on an East-West alignment. It runs from La Cañada in the west to Santa Clara in the east, serving 7 stations.


Mexicable was opened in October 2016.

Tren Suburbano

Opened 2008, the Tren Suburbano consists of a single commuter rail service that serves the city of Mexico City and the surrounding suburbs in the State of Mexico.

Tren Suburbano

The Tren Suburbano is a 27 km commuter rail service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Cuautitlán in the north to Buenavista in the south, serving 7 stations.


The Tren Suburbano was opened in June 2008. The Tren Suburbano is operated by Ferrocarriles Suburbanos.

References & Helpful Links

Mexico City Metro at Wikipedia | Metro de la Ciudad de México at Wikipedia.es

Xochimilco Light Rail at Wikipedia | Tren Ligero at Wikipedia.es

Metrobús at Wikipedia | Metrobús at Wikipedia.es

Mexibús at Wikipedia | Mexibús at Wikipedia.es

Mexicable at Wikipedia | Mexicable at Wikipedia.es

Tren Suburbano at Wikipedia | Tren Suburbano at Wikipedia.es

Official Website for Mexico City Metro: Metro CDMX

Official Website for Tren Ligero: Servicio de Transportes Eléctricos

Official Website for Metrobús: Metrobús

Official Website for Mexibús: Government of the State of Mexico

Official Website for Mexibús Line 1: TransMasivo

Official Website for Mexibús Line 2: TransComunicador

Official Website for Mexibús Line 3: TransRed

Official Website for Mexicable: Government of the State of Mexico

Official Website for Mexicable: Mexicable

Official Website for Tren Suburbano: Ferrocarriles Suburbanos

Official Website for Tren InterUrbano Mex-Toluca: Government of the State of Mexico


Maps

All Official Maps - Gov't of Mexico City - Metro [Last Accessed Mar 07, 2021]

All Official Maps - Gov't of Mexico City - Metrobus [Last Accessed Mar 07, 2021]

Official System Map - Integrated Mobility of Mexico City (Rail Focus) [PDF] [Last Accessed February 13, 2021]

Official System Map - Integrated Mobility of Mexico City (Metrobús Focus) [PDF] [Last Accessed March 05, 2021]


Unofficial Map - Mexico City [January 2019] by Jug Cerovic (www.inat.fr)

Unofficial Map - Mexico City [June 2020] by Eric León (transitmap.net)

Unofficial Map - Mexico City Metro [December 2015] by Richard Archambault (transitmap.net)


Other Sources

Mexico City, Mexico at Urbanrail.net

Mexico City, Mexico at BRTDATA.org

Mexico City Metropolitan Area, Mexico at BRTDATA.org


External Citations

Asset Notes

All Metro, Metrobús, Mexibús, and Tren Suburbano colors taken from official integrated map (Metro focus) as of February 13, 2021. Metro and Metrobús Icons are replicas created from scratch using the Metro DF replica font by Harold Lohner.

Tren Ligero and Trolebús Elevado color taken from logo on official website as of February 13, 2021; icons recreated from scratch.

Mexicable colors taken from logo on official website as of February 13, 2021

Cablebús colors taken from official integrated map (Metrobús focus) as of February 21, 2021; icons recreated from scratch


Last Updated: Mar 20, 2021

Old Maps
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