Mexico City Metro Line 9

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Line 9 / Línea 9
MetroDF Línea 9.svg
MP-68 en Linea 9.jpg
An MP-68 train at Pantitlán station
Overview
LocaleMexico City
TerminiPantitlán
Tacubaya
Stations12
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMexico City Metro
Operator(s)Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stockNM-79, NC-82, NM-83, NE-92
Ridership311,686 passengers per day (2019)[1]
History
Opened26 August 1987
Technical
Line length13.033 km (8 mi)
Track length15.375 km (10 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
with roll ways along track
ElectrificationGuide bars
Operating speed36 km/h (22 mph)
Route map

proposed extension
proposed extension
Tacubaya
Mexico City Metro Line 1 Mexico City Metro Line 7
Patriotismo
Chilpancingo
Centro Médico
Mexico City Metro Line 3
Lázaro Cárdenas
Chabacano
Mexico City Metro Line 2 Mexico City Metro Line 8
Jamaica
Mexico City Metro Line 4
Mixiuhca
Velódromo
Ciudad Deportiva
Puebla
Pantitlán
Mexico City Metro Line 1 Mexico City Metro Line 5 Mexico City Metro Line A

Mexico City Metro Line 9 is one of the 12 metro lines built in Mexico City, Mexico.

General information[edit]

Line 9 was the 8th metro line to be built in the network, built between 1985 and 1988. (Line 8 started operations until 1994). It is identified by the color dark brown, and runs from East to West in an almost straight fashion. It was built in order to support Line 1, providing a redistribution alternative for east-west commuters.[2] It starts in the multi-line transfer station Pantitlán and ends at the western neighborhood of Tacubaya, both stations also served by Line 1. As a comparison, the section between Pantitlán and Tacubaya is served by 19 stations in Line 1, whereas Line 9 has only 12, which would translate in a faster alternative.

Line 9 is built in its easternmost section above the Rio Churubusco and Rio de la Piedad Avenues. Then it reaches an underground route near the Magdalena Mixiuhca Complex and it continues under the Eje 3 Sur until reaching the Tacubaya zone, where the last station is built under Jalisco avenue. As part of the first expansion plans in the 1980s the line is expected to turn west after Jalisco Avenue to reach Observatorio Station[3]

Chronology[edit]

  • 26 August 1987: from Pantitlán to Centro Médico.
  • 29 August 1988: from Centro Médico to Tacubaya.

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, 29 are in service in Line 9.[4]

Station list[edit]

No. Station Date opened Situation Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
01 Pantitlán August 26, 1987 Elevated - 0.0
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 1
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 5
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line A
  • Mexibús Line 3
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Nezahualcoyotl and Chimalhuacán
  • Venustiano Carranza / Iztacalco
    02 Puebla August 26, 1987 Elevated 1.5 1.5  
    03 Ciudad Deportiva August 26, 1987 Elevated 0.9 2.4  
    04 Velódromo August 26, 1987 Elevated 1.3 3.7
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
  • Venustiano Carranza
    05 Mixiuhca August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.0 4.7
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 5 icon.svg Metrobús Line 5 (under construction)
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
  • 06 Jamaica August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 0.9 5.6
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 4
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line S
  • 07 Chabacano August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.2 6.8
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 2
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 8
  • Cuauhtemoc
    08 Lázaro Cárdenas August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.1 7.9
  • STE logo.jpg TrolleDF.png Cero Emissions Corridor Line A
  • 09 Centro Médico August 26, 1987 Underground, trench 1.2 9.1
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 3
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 3 icon.svg Metrobús Line 3
  • 10 Chilpancingo August 29, 1988 Underground, trench 1.3 10.5
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 1 icon.svg Metrobús Line 1
  • 11 Patriotismo August 29, 1988 Underground, deep trench 1.1 11.6
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 2 icon.svg Metrobús Line 2
  • Cuauhtemoc / Miguel Hidalgo
    12 Tacubaya August 29, 1988 Underground, deep trench 1.3 12.8
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 1
  • Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 7
  • Metrobus Mexico.svg Mexico City Metrobús Line 2 icon.svg Metrobús Line 2
  • CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Santa Fé and Cuajimalpa
  • Miguel Hidalgo

    Proposed extension[edit]

    Being Tacubaya a provisional terminal, Line 9 had an original project for being expanded to the west to reach Observatorio station as Line 1 did. This project would not be carried until 2014, when the announcement for the Toluca–Mexico City commuter rail made mandatory an alternative for the future passenger demand to be served. [5]

    No. Station Date opened Situation Distance (km) Transfers Location
    Between
    stations
    Total
    13 Observatorio Expected 2021 Underground 1.5 14.3 Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Linea 1.svg Metro Line 1
    West Bus Terminal for Mexico western cities.
    CETRAM (Bus platforms) for Santa Fé and Cuajimalpa
    Mexico City Metro.svg MetroDF Línea 12.svg Metro Line 12 (under construction)
    Toluca–Mexico City commuter rail. (Under Construction)
    New Airport Express Rail Link (Proposed)
    Álvaro Obregón

    Ridership[edit]

    The following table shows each of Line 9 stations total and average daily ridership during 2019.[1]

    Transfer station
    †‡ Transfer station and terminal
    Rank Station Total ridership Average daily
    1 Pantitlán†‡ 32,839,328 89,971
    2 Tacubaya†‡ 16,335,719 44,755
    3 Chilpancingo 15,212,533 41,678
    4 Puebla 12,185,200 33,384
    5 Mixiuhca 6,694,736 18,342
    6 Patriotismo 6,628,532 18,160
    7 Centro Médico 5,143,782 14,093
    8 Jamaica 4,561,989 12,499
    9 Lázaro Cárdenas 4,363,376 11,954
    10 Chabacano 3,912,641 10,720
    11 Velódromo 3,288,845 9,011
    12 Ciudad Deportiva 2,598,847 7,120
    Total 113,765,528 311,686

    Tourism[edit]

    Line 9 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 26 April 2020.
    2. ^ Grupo ICA (1997). Treinta Años de Hacer el Metro, Ciudad de México. Grupo ICA. p. 277.
    3. ^ Grupo ICA (1997). Treinta Años de Hacer el Metro, Ciudad de México. Grupo ICA.
    4. ^ "Parque vehicular" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
    5. ^ "Anuncia Mancera ampliación de Línea 9 del Metro". www.milenio.com.