Cuitláhuac metro station

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Metro Cuitláhuac pictogram.svg Cuitláhuac
STC rapid transit
LocationCalzada México-Tacuba
Popotla, Miguel Hidalgo
Mexico City
Coordinates19°27′27″N 99°10′55″W / 19.457448°N 99.182038°W / 19.457448; -99.182038Coordinates: 19°27′27″N 99°10′55″W / 19.457448°N 99.182038°W / 19.457448; -99.182038
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeUnderground
Opened14 September 1970
20196,794,715 [1]Decrease 0.4%
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
Tacuba Line 2 Popotla
toward Tasqueña
Cuitláhuac is located in Mexico City
Metro Cuitláhuac pictogram.svg Cuitláhuac
Location within Mexico City

Metro Cuitláhuac is a station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Colonia Popotla and Colonia San Álvaro districts in the Miguel Hidalgo municipality of Mexico City, to the northwest of the city centre. It lies along Line 2.[2][3] In 2019 the station had an average ridership of 18,616 passengers per day.[1]

Name and pictogram[edit]

The station's name comes from nearby Avenida Cuitláhuac, an avenue named in honour of Cultlahuanctzin (whose name was later changed into Spanish language as "Cuitláhuac"). He was the tenth, and penultimate, Aztec emperor and the one who defeated Hernán Cortés in the Battle of La Noche Triste ("Sad Night") in 1520. The station pictogram depicts an Aztec battle shield.[2][3]

General information[edit]

The station was opened on 14 September 1970 as part of the second stretch of Line 2, from Pino Suárez to Tacuba.[4]

Metro Cuitláhuac is also close to Avenida México-Tacuba, one of the most important avenues in the city built on the former route of one of Tenochtitláns three main avenues into the mainland. The station also connects with trolleybus Line "I", which runs between Metro El Rosario and Metro Chapultepec.

The station serves the Popotla and Colonia San Álvaro neighborhoods.


Annual passenger ridership
Year Ridership Average daily Rank % Change Ref.
2019 6,794,715 18,616 95/195 –0.36% [1]
2018 6,819,391 18,683 92/195 [5]


  • South: Calzada México-Tacuba and Avenida Cuitláhuac, Popotla
  • North: Calzada México-Tacuba and Avenida Cuitláhuac, Colonia San Álvaro


  1. ^ a b c d "Afluencia de estación por línea 2019" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Cuitláhuac" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Archambault, Richard. "Cuitláhuac » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2018" (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2020.

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