Chapultepec metro station
|STC rapid transit|
Track view inside the Chapultepec station
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||4 September 1969|
Chapultepec is a station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Cuauhtémoc borough in the centre of Mexico City. In 2019, the station had an average ridership of 57,873 passengers per day, making it the 14th busiest station in the network.
The station logo depicts a grasshopper (chapulín). The station's name comes from the Bosque de Chapultepec, a large nearby park that contains a hill with the same name. Chapultepec means "grasshopper hill" in Nahuatl. The station was opened on 5 September 1969 with service eastward to Sevilla, when Chapultepec served as the western terminus of Line 1. Westward service from Chapultepec to Juanacatlán started 11 April 1970.
Chapultepec lies along Line 1 only. Despite no longer being a terminal and not being a transfer station for other metro lines, the station does play an important role as a bus transfer station, connecting with a vast array of microbuses that service the north of Mexico City and areas in the adjacent State of México, such as Ciudad Satélite, Valle Dorado, Arboledas and Cuautitlán Izcalli.
The station is also served by two trolleybus lines of STE: One is route S, which runs east from Chapultepec to Metro Velódromo along the arterial thoroughfares known as Eje 2 Sur and Eje 2A Sur and is one of two high-frequency trolleybus lines that STE calls "Zero-Emissions Corridors". The other is route I, which connects Chapultepec with Metro El Rosario, to the north.
Chapultepec has an information desk; the station forecourt also contains a collection of retail stores, including a clothes boutique, a drugstore and a record store.
- Headquarters of the Secretariat of Health
- Headquarters of the Mexican Social Security Institute
- Torre Mayor, 225 metres tall skyscraper.
- Bosque de Chapultepec, the closest points of interest to the station are:
- Estela de Luz, monument that commemorates the bicentenary of Mexico's independence.
- East: Tampico street and Avenida Chapultepec, Colonia Roma Norte
- Northeast: Circuito Interior José Vasconcelos, Colonia Juárez
- West: Circuito Interior, San Miguel Chapultepec
- Northwest: Circuito Interior, Colonia Juárez
- North: Circuito Interior and Bosque de Chapultepec
- South: Circuito Interior José Vasconcelos, Colonia Condesa
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- Media related to Chapultepec (station) at Wikimedia Commons