Merced metro station

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Metro Merced pictogram.svg Merced
STC rapid transit
Merced Platform.jpg
LocationMerced Balbuena, Venustiano Carranza
Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates19°25′32″N 99°07′29″W / 19.425558°N 99.124639°W / 19.425558; -99.124639Coordinates: 19°25′32″N 99°07′29″W / 19.425558°N 99.124639°W / 19.425558; -99.124639
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsMexico City Metrobús Line 4 icon.svg La Merced
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessNo
History
Opened4 September 1969
Passengers
201817,833,957[1]
Rank17/195[1]
Services
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
Pino Suárez Line 1 Candelaria
toward Pantitlán
Route map
Observatorio yard
Observatorio
Tacubaya
Mexico City Metro Line 7 Mexico City Metro Line 9
Juanacatlán
Chapultepec
Sevilla
Insurgentes
Cuauhtémoc
Balderas
Mexico City Metro Line 3
Salto del Agua
Mexico City Metro Line 8
Isabel la Católica
Pino Suárez
Mexico City Metro Line 2
Merced
Candelaria
Mexico City Metro Line 4
San Lázaro
Mexico City Metro Line B
Moctezuma
Balbuena
Boulevard Puerto Aéreo
Gómez Farías
Zaragoza
Zaragoza workshops
Pantitlán
Mexico City Metro Line 5 Mexico City Metro Line 9 Mexico City Metro Line A
Location
Merced is located in Mexico City Centro Historico
Merced
Metro Merced pictogram.svg Merced
Location within Centro Histórico

Merced is an underground station on Line 1 of the Mexico City Metro.[2][3] It is located in the Venustiano Carranza borough, slightly to the east of the centre of Mexico City.[2] The station building was designed by Félix Candela,[4] and it was opened on 4 September 1969.[5]

Iconography[edit]

The station logo depicts a box with apples.[2] Its name is taken from the surrounding area, where La Merced Monastery once stood.[2] Outside the station is the La Merced Market – one of the largest in the city, second only to the Central de Abasto down in Iztapalapa borough.

General information[edit]

Metro Merced is connected with the interior corridors of the market. It has a baggage-o-meter, like Metro Autobuses del Norte and Metro Terminal Aérea. Outside the market are other markets, such as Mercado de Sonora,[6] and wholesale outlets that sell plastic goods, bags, shoes, electronics, and some general stores. This station is located near Avenida Anillo de Circunvalación.

Nearby[edit]

Exits[edit]

  • West: Avenida Anillo de Circunvalación and Plaza Carrizal, Merced
  • East: La Merced Market, Merced Balbuena

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Afluencia de estación por línea 2018" (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Merced" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  3. ^ Archambault, Richard. "Merced » Mexico City Metro System". Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Felix Candela (1910-1997)". Structurae. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  5. ^ Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert (ed.). "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  6. ^ "El mercado de Sonora (Distrito Federal)" [The Sonora Market (Federal District)]. Mexico Desconocido magazine (in Spanish). Mexico City. June–July 1994. Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.

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