Mexico City Metro Line B
|Line B / Línea B|
|System||Mexico City Metro|
|Operator(s)||Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)|
|Ridership||417,934 passengers per day (2019)|
|Opened||15 December 1999|
|Line length||20.278 km (13 mi)|
|Track length||23.722 km (15 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
with roll ways along track
Mexico City Metro Line B is one of the twelve metro lines operating in Mexico City, Mexico. It has 21 stations and a total length of 23.722 km, 20.278 km service the line while the rest are used for maneuvers.
Line B runs from downtown Mexico City north towards the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos.
Currently, it is the only line in the whole metro network to use two distinctive colors: green and gray.
Line B was planned as a feeder line that would connect Mexico City to the adjacent municipalities of the State of Mexico, such as Ecatepec de Morelos and Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, therefore, instead of using the same numbering system as with the other metro lines, the line was named as Line B, same as in Line A, which connects Mexico City with the municipality of La Paz, also in the State of Mexico.
Line B was conceived in the early 1990s and was to originally named as Line 10. The 1994 Mexican peso crisis affected the construction of the line on its first stages as well as opposition from the citizens, specially those living in Santa María la Ribera, who claimed that Line B construction affected their houses, with damages such as sinking and breakage.
The first stretch of the line, from Buenavista to Villa de Aragón, was inaugurated on 15 December 1999 by Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000, and Rosario Robles, Head of Government of the Federal District from 1991 to 2000. The second section, from Villa de Aragón to Ciudad Azteca, was opened on 30 November 2000, six years after it was planned.
- 15 December 1999: from Villa de Aragón to Buenavista
- 30 November 2000: from Ciudad Azteca to Nezahualcóyotl
|No.||Station||Date opened||Level||Distance (km)||Transfers||Location|
|01||Ciudad Azteca||30 November 2000||Surface||-||0.0||
||Ecatepec de Morelos Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl|
|02||Plaza Aragón||30 November 2000||Surface||0.7||0.7|
|03||Olímpica||30 November 2000||Surface||0.9||1.6|
|04||Ecatepec||30 November 2000||Surface||0.7||2.3|
|05||Múzquiz||30 November 2000||Surface||1.6||3.9|
|06||Río de los Remedios||30 November 2000||Surface||1.3||5.2||
|07||Impulsora||30 November 2000||Surface||0.6||5.8|
|08||Nezahualcóyotl||30 November 2000||Surface||1.5||7.3|
|09||Villa de Aragón||15 December 1999||Surface||1.5||8.8||
||Gustavo A. Madero|
|10||Bosque de Aragón||15 December 1999||Surface||0.9||9.7|
|11||Deportivo Oceanía||15 December 1999||Surface||1.3||11.0|
|12||Oceanía||15 December 1999||Elevated||1.0||12.0||
|13||Romero Rubio||15 December 1999||Elevated||1.0||13.0||Venustiano Carranza|
|14||Ricardo Flores Magón||15 December 1999||Elevated||1.1||14.1|
|15||San Lázaro||15 December 1999||Elevated||1.1||15.2||
|16||Morelos||15 December 1999||Underground,
|17||Tepito||15 December 1999||Underground,
|18||Lagunilla||15 December 1999||Underground,
|19||Garibaldi / Lagunilla||15 December 1999||Underground,
|20||Guerrero||15 December 1999||Underground,
|21||Buenavista||15 December 1999||Underground,
|Date||Old name||New name|
The following table shows each of Line 12 stations total and average daily ridership during 2019.
|Rank||Station||Total ridership||Average daily|
|9||Río de los Remedios||7,330,993||20,085|
|13||Villa de Aragón||5,398,782||14,791|
|17||Garibaldi / Lagunilla†||2,709,631||7,424|
|18||Bosque de Aragón||2,193,804||6,010|
|19||Ricardo Flores Magón||2,142,619||5,870|
Line B passes near several places of interest:
- Plaza Garibaldi, a square known as Mexico City's home of mariachi music where mariachi bands can be found playing or soliciting gigs from visitors.
- Historic center of Mexico City
On its route, Line B passes through some places known for their levels of crime including Ecatepec de Morelos, Gustavo A. Madero, Venustiano Carranza, and neighborhoods such as Tepito and Colonia Morelos. Due to this, the line has a high rate of crime inside the stations and the trains, going from the presence of pickpockets and petty theft to armed robbery and sexual assault.
- "Afluencia de estación por línea 2019" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
- "Línea B" (in Spanish). Metro CDMX. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
- "Línea B Metro Ciudad Azteca Buenavista" (in Spanish). Leycar Constructora. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
- Grajeda, Ella (27 November 2000). "Abrirán el tres días la línea B". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- Sistema de Transporte Colectivo. "Plan Maestro del Metro 2018–2030" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 49. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
- "Parque vehicular". Metro CDMX. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
- "Línea B del Metro, asaltos y acoso, el pan de todos los días". La Silla Rota (in Spanish). 20 November 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- "Hombres armados asaltan vagón de mujeres en la Línea B del Metro". La Prensa (in Spanish). 26 July 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.