Metro Mexico: map, photos, description
Metropolitan Mexican capital is the secondin size in North America after New York. In the year of the subway carries up to one and a half billion people, and the total number of stations on it more than two hundred, 115 of which are underground. The total length of subway lines Mexico City is 200 kilometers, and the number of constructed and put into operation lines - 12. Each line is marked on the diagram by its color, some of them have a letter code, others are labeled. Lines 4 and "A" are ground, the others are laid underground.
The first phase of Metro Mexico was launched in 1969year and the length of its ways was only 11.5 km away. 16 stations were built for the entry and exit of passengers. The new public transport system just like the citizens and so effectively unloaded part of the city streets of traffic jams that have line 2 was launched a year later, with twenty-two stations with a total length of 18 km.
Then the construction of matter is particularly active, andend of 1975 passengers took the subway has 48 stations and length of tracks is 40 km. But for the 11 millionth time in the city that was not enough, and the government continued to build.
A distinctive feature of the subway of Mexico City - logotopyeach station for the illiterate locals who are very helpful and visiting tourists who do not speak Spanish. The metro has free internet, and at most stations run a cyber cafe, where the first 30 minutes free computer.
At crossings and metro stations Mexicooften present interesting and entertaining information stands, exhibitions of photographs on various topics. For example, the auditor subways station devoted to different cities in the world, among which there is the scheme of the Moscow metro on the background of a large photo of St. Basil's Cathedral on Red Square.
Hours of Mexico City Metro
On weekdays the subway in the Mexican capital is open from 5:00 to midnight. Saturday - from 6.00 to 24.00, and on Sunday the station opens at 7.00 and closes at midnight also.
Tickets Mexico City subway
Daily travel to Mexico City subway payabout four million passengers. One trip costs 3 pesos, which is about 0.23 US dollar. All transitions and transplants are free, except for the "A" line. When you go to her, and in the opposite direction to the passenger has to pay for the ride again.