Mexico City Metro Line 8

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Line 8 / Línea 8
MetroDF Línea 8.svg
MetroSanJuanLetranPlatformDF.JPG
Overview
LocaleMexico City
TerminiGaribaldi / Lagunilla
Constitución de 1917
Stations19
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMexico City Metro
Operator(s)Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stockTrains NM-79, MP-82
Ridership366,084 passengers per day (2019)[1]
History
Opened20 July 1994[2]
Technical
Line length17.679 km (11 mi)
Track length20.078 km (12 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
with roll ways along track
ElectrificationGuide bars
Route map

Garibaldi / Lagunilla
Mexico City Metro Line B
Bellas Artes
Mexico City Metro Line 2
San Juan de Letrán
Salto del Agua
Mexico City Metro Line 1
Doctores
Obrera
Chabacano
Mexico City Metro Line 2 Mexico City Metro Line 9
La Viga
Santa Anita
Mexico City Metro Line 4
Coyuya
Iztacalco
Apatlaco
Aculco
Escuadrón 201
Atlalilco
Mexico City Metro Line 12
Iztapalapa
Cerro de la Estrella
UAM-I
Constitución de 1917

Mexico City Metro Line 8 is one of the twelve metro lines operating in Mexico City, Mexico. Its distinctive color is green.

Opened in 1994, it was the tenth line to be built (despite its name being Line 8). With a length of 20.078 kilometers and 19 stations, Line 8 runs through Mexico City from downtown to the southeastern municipality of Iztapalapa.

History[edit]

Obrera station before its opening

Line 4 construction started in 1991 and finished in 1994.[3] It was inaugurated on 20 July 1994 by President of Mexico Carlos Salinas de Gortari in its entire stretch going from Garibaldi to Constitución de 1917. The next day, Salinas de Gortari drove the first train.[4]

In 2018, the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo presented its plan projected to 2030, where an expansion of Line 8 was announced. This would extend the line northbound to La Raza, where it would connect with Lines 3 and 4; and southbound to Santa Marta, where it would connect with Line A. The project states that seven new stations will be built: three northwards and four southwards, with a total of 10.21 km for a total track length of 27.89 km.[5]

Rolling stock[edit]

Line 8 has had different types of rolling stock throughout the years.

Currently, out of the 390 trains in the Mexico City Metro network, 30 are in service in Line 8.[6]

Station list[edit]

No. Station Date opened Level Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
01 Garibaldi / Lagunilla July 20, 1994 Underground,
trench
- 0.0
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line B
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 7 icon.svg Metrobús Line 7
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Trolleybus Line LL
  • Cuauhtémoc
    02 Bellas Artes July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.8 0.8
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 2
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 4 icon.svg Metrobús Line 4 (North route)
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
  • 03 San Juan de Letrán July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.6 1.4
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 4 icon.svg Metrobús Line 4 (South route)
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
  • 04 Salto del Agua July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.4 1.8
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 1
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
  • 05 Doctores July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.7 2.5
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
  • 06 Obrera July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.9 3.4
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
  • 07 Chabacano July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    1.3 4.7
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 2
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 9
  • 08 La Viga July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    1.0 5.7 Venustiano Carranza
    09 Santa Anita July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.8 6.5
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 4
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) (closed)
  • Iztacalco
    10 Coyuya July 20, 1994 Surface. 1.1 7.6
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 2 icon.svg Metrobús Line 2
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 5 icon.svg Metrobús Line 5 (under construction)
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Iztacalco
  • 11 Iztacalco July 20, 1994 Surface. 1.1 8.7
    12 Apatlaco July 20, 1994 Surface. 1.1 9.8
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 5 icon.svg Metrobús Line 5 (under construction)
  • Iztapalapa
    13 Aculco July 20, 1994 Surface. 0.7 10.5
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 5 icon.svg Metrobús Line 5 (under construction)
  • 14 Escuadrón 201 July 20, 1994 Underground. 0.9 11.4
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 5 icon.svg Metrobús Line 5 (under construction)
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) (unused)
  • 15 Atlalilco July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    1.9 13.3
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 12
  • 16 Iztapalapa July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.9 14.2
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) (unused)
  • 17 Cerro de la Estrella July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    0.9 15.1
    18 UAM-I July 20, 1994 Underground,
    trench
    1.3 16.4
    19 Constitución de 1917 July 20, 1994 Surface. 1.3 17.7
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Iztapalapa
  • Renamed stations[edit]

    Date Old name New name
    1995 La Purísima UAM-I

    Ridership[edit]

    The following table shows each of Line 8 stations total and average daily ridership during 2019.[1]

    Transfer station
    Terminal
    †‡ Transfer station and terminal
    Rank Station Total ridership Average daily
    1 Constitución de 1917 32,255,313 88,371
    2 San Juan de Letrán 9,962,243 27,294
    3 UAM-I 9,203,724 25,216
    4 Coyuya 8,501,595 23,292
    5 Escuadrón 201 8,047,639 22,048
    6 Iztacalco 8,002,058 21,923
    7 Bellas Artes 7,718,079 21,145
    8 Garibaldi / Lagunilla†‡ 6,304,770 17,273
    9 Atlalilco 5,611,383 15,374
    10 Salto del Agua 5,454,216 14,943
    11 Apatlaco 5,100,848 13,975
    12 Doctores 4,502,133 12,335
    13 Obrera 4,452,999 12,200
    14 Iztapalapa 4,140,807 11,345
    15 Cerro de la Estrella 4,074,999 11,164
    16 Aculco 3,524,731 9,657
    17 La Viga 2,805,291 7,686
    18 Santa Anita 2,402,874 6,583
    19 Chabacano 1,554,977 4,260
    Total 133,620,679 366,084

    Tourism[edit]

    Line 8 passes near several places of interest:

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ a b "Afluencia de estación por línea 2019" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    2. ^ "Línea 8" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    3. ^ Connolly, Priscilla. "Evaluación económico financiera del Metro de la ciudad de México 1988-1994" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 127. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
    4. ^ "Los Presidentes que impulsaron el Metro". El Universal (in Spanish). 2 September 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    5. ^ Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. "Plan Maestro del Metro 2018–2030" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 49. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
    6. ^ "Parque vehicular". Metro CDMX. Retrieved 27 April 2020.