Mexico City Metro Line A

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Line A / Línea A
MetroDF Línea A.svg
FE-07 en Agricola Oriental Linea A Mexico DF.jpg
Overview
LocaleMexico City
TerminiPantitlán
La Paz
Stations10
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMexico City Metro
Operator(s)Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stockFM-86, FM-95A, FE-07
Ridership307,639 passengers per day (2019)[1]
History
Opened12 August 1991[2]
Technical
Line length14.893 km (9 mi)
Track length17.192 km (11 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead line
Route map

Pantitlán
Mexico City Metro Line 1 Mexico City Metro Line 5 Mexico City Metro Line 9
Agrícola Oriental
Canal de San Juan
Tepalcates
Guelatao
Peñón Viejo
Acatitla
Santa Marta
Los Reyes
La Paz

Mexico City Metro Line A is one of the twelve metro lines operating in Mexico City, Mexico. The line's color is purple. It was the ninth line to be opened.

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.

History[edit]

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.[3][4]

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.[5]

Rolling stock[edit]

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

Currently, out of the 390 trains in the Mexico City Metro network, 17 are in service in Line A.[6]

Station list[edit]

No. Station Date opened Level Distance (km) Transfers Location
Between
stations
Total
01 Pantitlán 12 August 1991 Underground - 0.0 Mexico City Metro Line 1 Mexico City Metro Line 5 Mexico City Metro Line 9 Mexibús Logo.png Logo rtp color cuadro.png 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 Logo rtp color cuadro.png
04 Tepalcates 12 August 1991 Surface 1.6 4.4 Mexico City Metrobús Line 2 icon.svg Logo rtp color cuadro.png 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 Logo rtp color cuadro.png
08 Santa Marta 12 August 1991 Surface 1.3 10.9 Logo rtp color cuadro.png
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 Logo rtp color cuadro.png

Ridership[edit]

The following table shows each of Line 6 stations total and average daily ridership during 2019.[1]

Terminal
†‡ Transfer station and terminal
Rank Station Total ridership Average daily
1 Pantitlán†‡ 45,550,938 124,797
2 La Paz 15,636,790 42,841
3 Santa Marta 10,088,191 27,639
4 Guelatao 7,898,506 21,640
5 Tepalcates 7,054,067 19,326
6 Los Reyes 6,242,517 17,103
7 Acatitla 5,846,455 16,018
8 Peñón Viejo 5,025,958 13,770
9 Canal de San Juan 4,813,813 13,189
10 Agrícola Oriental 4,130,829 11,317
Total 112,288,064 307,639

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Afluencia de estación por línea 2019" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Línea A 2017". MetroCDMX. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Este viernes, retiran torniquetes de Línea A del Metro". Milenio (in Spanish). 12 December 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. "Plan Maestro del Metro 2018–2030" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 49. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ CDMX, Metro. "Parque Vehicular". Metro CDMX. Retrieved 11 August 2018.