Medellín

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Overview - Medellín

Located on the Medellín River, Medellín is the capital of Antioquía and the second largest city by population in Colombia. It has approximately 2,508,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2018. The Medellín metropolitan area (Valle de Aburrá) comprised 3,731,447 residents as of the 2020 DANE census estimate.


Medellín rapid transit network consists of two rapid transit services, a modern translohr service, a bus rapid transit service, and five gondola lift services. It also has a BRT-Lite service and a rapid bus service.

Medellín Metro (Metro de Medellín)

Opened 1995, the Medellín Metro consists of two rapid transit services that serve the city of Medellín, Antioquia and the surrounding suburbs.

Line A (Línea A)

Line A of the Medellín Metro is a 25.8 km rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from Niquía in the north to La Estrella in the south via Medellín primarily along the river, serving 21 stations.


Line A was opened in November 1995 and the last extension to the line was to La Estrella in Sept 2012. Line A is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
A3'*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Line B (Línea B)

Line B of the Medellín Metro is a 5.5 km rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from San Javier in the west to San Antonio in the south, serving 7 stations.


Line B was opened in February 1996. Line B is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
B3'30''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Medellín Tram (Tranvía de Medellín)

Opened 2016, the Medellín Tram consists of a translohr service that serves the city of Medellín, Antioquia and the surrounding suburbs.

Line T (Línea T/Tranvía Ayacucho)

Line T (formerly T-A) of the Medellín Metro is a 4.2 km translohr service on an East-West alignment. It runs from San Antonio in the west to Oriente in the east, serving 9 stations.


Line T was opened in March 2016 as Line T-A. Line T is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
T4'44''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Metrocable

Opened 2004, Metrocable consists of five gondola lift services that serve the hilly suburbs of the city of Medellín, Antioquia. An additional line is under construction

Line H (Línea H)

Metrocable Line H is a 1.4 km gondola lift service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Oriente in the west to Villa Sierra in the east, serving 3 stations.


Line H was opened in December 2016. Line H is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
H13''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Line J (Línea J)

Metrocable Line J is a 2.7 km gondola lift service on a North-South alignment. It runs from La Aurora in the north to San Javier in the south, serving 4 stations.


Line J was opened in March 2008. Line J is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
J12''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Line K (Línea K)

Metrocable Line K is a 2.07 km gondola lift service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Acevedo in the west to Santo Domingo in the east, serving 4 stations.


Line K was opened in October 2004. Line K is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
K12''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Line L (Línea L)

Metrocable Line L is a 4.8 km gondola lift service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Santo Domingo in the west to Arví in the east, serving 2 stations.


Line L was opened in February 2010. Line L is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
L14''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Line M (Línea M)

Metrocable Line M is a 1.05 km gondola lift service on a Northeast-Southwest alignment. It runs from Trece de Noviembre in the northeast to Miraflores in the southwest, serving 3 stations.


Line M was opened in February 2019. Line M is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
M9''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Metroplús

Opened 2011, Metroplús consists of a bus rapid transit service and a BRT-Lite service that serve the city of Medellín, Antioquia and the surrounding suburbs. An additional line is under construction.

Line 1 (Línea 1)

Metroplús Line 1 is a 12.5 km bus rapid transit service on a northeast-southwest alignment. It runs from Parque Aranjuez in the northeast to Universidad de Medellín, serving 20 stations.


Line 1 was opened in December 2011. Line 1 is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
12'45''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Line 2 (Línea 2)

Metroplús Line 2 is a 13.5 km BRT-Lite service on a northeast-southwest alignment. It runs from Parque Aranjuez in the northeast to Universidad de Medellín, serving 21 stations. It is undergoing conversion to full BRT.


Line 2 was opened in April 2013. Line 2 is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
217''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

Feeder Buses

Opened 2019, the Metro de Medellín's feeder bus system consists of a rapid bus service that serves the city of Medellín, Antioquia and the surrounding suburbs.

Line O (Línea O)

Line O is a 9 km rapid bus service on a northeast-southwest alignment. It runs from Caribe in the northeast to La Palma in the southwest, serving 14 stops.


Line O was opened in December 2019. Line O is owned by the Municipality of Medellín and Department of Antioquia and is operated by the Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá (ETMVA).


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
O2'45''*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

*1 - Only peak frequency provided on infographic

References & Helpful Links

Medellín Metro at Wikipedia | Metro de Medellín at Wikipedia.es

Medellín Tram at Wikipedia | Tranvía de Medellín at Wikipedia.es

Metrocable at Wikipedia | Metro de Medellín at Wikipedia.es

Medellín Metro at Wikipedia | Metrocable at Wikipedia.es

Metroplús at Wikipedia.es

Official Website for Medellín Metro: Metro de Medellín

Official Website for Metroplús: Metroplús


Maps

All Official Maps - Metro de Medellín [Last Accessed April 1, 2020]


Unofficial Map - Medellín Metro [June 2018] by Cameron Booth (www.transitmap.net)


Other Sources

Medellín, Colombia at Urbanrail.net

Medellín, Colombia at BRTDATA.org


Other Websites


External Citations

Asset Notes

Line colors taken from official system map as of March 28, 2021


Last Updated: Apr 01, 2021

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
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