Mexico City Metro Line A
|Line A / Línea A|
|System||Mexico City Metro|
|Operator(s)||Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)|
|Rolling stock||FM-86, FM-95A, FE-07|
|Ridership||307,639 passengers per day (2019)|
|Opened||12 August 1991|
|Line length||14.893 km (9 mi)|
|Track length||17.192 km (11 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The line was opened in 1983 and it runs from eastern Mexico City southeast into the State of Mexico. Line A has 10 stations and a length of 17.192 km, out of which 14.893 are for service. It was the second line to service the State of Mexico, after the Cuatro Caminos station of the Line 2, opened in 1984.
Line A was inaugurated on August 12, 1991 by Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of Mexico from 1988 to 1994, Manuel Camacho Solís, Head of the Federal District Department from 1988 to 1993, and Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza, Governor of the State of Mexico from 1989 to 1993.
Line A was conceived as a feeder line, thus, instead of using a number (which, in this case, it would have been 10 – Line 10), it used a letter in its denomination. The line was designed to connect Mexico City to the State of Mexico. For this reason, until December 2013, it was necessary to pay another fare when commuting from Line A to Lines 1, 5 and 9 at Pantitlán station.
Another feeder line, also connecting the State of Mexico to Mexico City, would be inaugurated in 1999: Line B, also using a letter instead of a number to designate it.
A proposed extension of the line was presented in 2018 by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. According to the plan, Line A would be expanded southbound towards Chalco in the State of Mexico. The stretch would have six new stations and a length of 13.19 km.
Line A has had different types of rolling stock throughout the years.
|No.||Station||Date opened||Level||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|01||Pantitlán||12 August 1991||Underground||-||0.0||Iztacalco||Mexico City|
|02||Agrícola Oriental||12 August 1991||Surface||1.6||1.6|
|03||Canal de San Juan||12 August 1991||Surface||1.2||2.8|
|04||Tepalcates||12 August 1991||Surface||1.6||4.4||Iztapalapa|
|05||Guelatao||12 August 1991||Surface||1.3||5.7|
|06||Peñón Viejo||12 August 1991||Surface||2.4||8.1|
|07||Acatitla||12 August 1991||Surface||1.5||9.6|
|08||Santa Marta||12 August 1991||Surface||1.3||10.9|
|09||Los Reyes||12 August 1991||Surface||1.9||12.8||Los Reyes La Paz||State of Mexico|
|10||La Paz||12 August 1991||Surface||2.1||14.9|
The following table shows each of Line 6 stations total and average daily ridership during 2019.
|†‡||Transfer station and terminal|
|Rank||Station||Total ridership||Average daily|
|9||Canal de San Juan||4,813,813||13,189|
- "Afluencia de estación por línea 2019" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
- "Línea A 2017". MetroCDMX. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
- "Elimina STC el doble pago para usuarios de la Línea "A" al retirar Torniquetes de Transbordo en Pantitlán" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- "Este viernes, retiran torniquetes de Línea A del Metro". Milenio (in Spanish). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. "Plan Maestro del Metro 2018–2030" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 49. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
- CDMX, Metro. "Parque Vehicular". Metro CDMX. Retrieved 11 August 2018.