Ciudad Universitaria (Metro)

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Ciudad Universitaria
Rapid transit
Estación Ciudad Universitaria - 2015.JPG
LocationPaseo Los Ilustres/ Plaza Las Tres Gracias/ University City of Caracas
Los Chaguaramos, San Pedro Parish, Caracas
Coordinates10°29′17″N 66°53′21″W / 10.48806°N 66.88917°W / 10.48806; -66.88917Coordinates: 10°29′17″N 66°53′21″W / 10.48806°N 66.88917°W / 10.48806; -66.88917
Operated byMetro de Caracas (Venezuela) logo.svg Caracas Metro
Line(s)Línea 3 CAMETRO.png
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessEscalator available
Other information
Station codeUCV
Opened18 December 1994

Ciudad Universitaria is a metro station of the Caracas Metro. It serves the University City of Caracas and surrounding neighborhood on the south side of the campus.

This station is often used to access sporting, educational, cultural and entertainment events that take place at the University City, and for visiting the Olympic Stadium, the Aula Magna or the University Stadium.[1]


A train with the distinct rainbow of Caracas public transport passes the station

The station has two tracks, which operate the extended line 3 of the Caracas Metro,[1] and four exits. Two exits face the campus of UCV, one faces a nearby plaza (Plaza Las Tres Gracias), and one faces a main public avenue (Los Ilustres).


There have been several incidents and cause for closure at the station. For example, a deterioration of technology. In 2016, the station was closed whilst operational facilities were restored.[2]

The station was briefly closed on different occasions during student protests in 2017.[3][4][5] During a series of local protests in Plaza Las Tres Gracias and Plaza Venezuela, the station and surrounding roads were closed in January 2018.[6] In February 2018 it was evacuated, which Venezuelan media reported as a preventative action.[7]

Overcrowding on the metro has also caused incidents at the station, including in August 2018 when a child became trapped in the closing doors of a train, which wasn't stopped until after entering a tunnel that the girl's body was smashed against the wall to. The occupants of the train were taken off, with the line closed to allow them to walk to the UCV station.[8][9]

In the morning of 25 July 2019, the station was closed for two hours. It was revealed that the station and another one closed that morning, Palo Verde, experienced electrical failures and were closed to allow engineers to fix the problem.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Caracas metro map, Venezuela". Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  2. ^ "Abren estaciones Parque Carabobo y Ciudad Universitaria". Globovisión. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  3. ^ "Metro de Caracas cerró estación Ciudad Universitaria". El Nacional (in Spanish). 16 June 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro de Caracas cerró las estaciones Altamira y Ciudad Universitaria". El Carabobeño (in Spanish). 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  5. ^ "Metro de Caracas cerró estaciones Altamira y Ciudad Universitaria". Noticiero Digital (in Spanish). 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  6. ^ "Metro de Caracas cerró la estación Ciudad Universitaria". El Nacional (in Spanish). 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  7. ^ "La estación Ciudad Universitaria del Metro de Caracas también fue cerrada de manera preventiva este #19Feb / Reportó". Caraota Digital (in Spanish). 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  8. ^ "Usuarios del Metro de Caracas caminaron por túneles de la línea 3 tras arrollamiento de una niña". El Cooperante (in Spanish). 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  9. ^ "Reportan situación irregular en la Línea 3 del Metro de Caracas". El Universal (in Spanish). 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  10. ^ "La estación del Metro Ciudad Universitaria ya presta servicio comercial". Voz de América (in Spanish). 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2019-08-06.