Valle Gómez metro station

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Valle Gómez
Mexico City Metro
STC rapid transit
Picture of a sign indicating one of the entrances to Valle Gómez station
Station sign, 2012
LocationRío Consulado Avenue
Gustavo A. Madero and Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City
Mexico
Coordinates19°27′31″N 99°07′09″W / 19.458742°N 99.119296°W / 19.458742; -99.119296Coordinates: 19°27′31″N 99°07′09″W / 19.458742°N 99.119296°W / 19.458742; -99.119296
Operated bySistema Transporte Colectivo Metro
Line(s)Line 5
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
History
Opened1 July 1982
Passengers
20191,611,907[1]
Rank189/195[1]
Services
Preceding station Mexico City Metro.svg STC Following station
Misterios Line 5 Consulado
toward Pantitlán
Location
Valle Gómez is located in Mexico City
Valle Gómez
Valle Gómez
Location within Mexico City

Valle Gómez (About this soundSpanish pronunciation) is a station of the Mexico City Metro in Gustavo A. Madero and Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City. It is an underground station with two side platforms, served by Line 5 (the Yellow line), between Misterios and Consulado stations. Valle Gómez station serves the colonias 7 de Noviembre and Valle Gómez; the station receives its name from the latter. The station's pictogram features an agave plant. Valle Gómez was opened on 1 July 1982, on the first day of the La RazaPantitlán service.

Location[edit]

Valle Gómez is a metro station in the northeastern part of Mexico City on Río Consulado Avenue.[2] The station serves the colonias 7 de Noviembre, in Gustavo A. Madero,[3] and Valle Gómez, in Venustiano Carranza.[4] Within the system, the station lies between Misterios and Consulado.[2]

Exits[edit]

  • North: Río Consulado Norte Avenue and Norte 50 street, colonia 7 de Noviembre.[2]
  • South: Río Consulado Sur Avenue and Real del Monte Avenue, colonia Valle Gómez.[2]

History and construction[edit]

An agave located in the middle of a garden. The plant has long, straight leaves.
Valle Gómez's pictogram is based on an agave plant (agave salmiana pictured)

Line 5 of Mexico City Metro was built by Grupo ICA (es);[5] between the Valle Gómez and Misterios stations, workers uncovered part of a road that connected Tenochtitlan with the Tepeyac hill.[6] The road was built with materials dating from the Mesoamerican Postclassic Period.[6]

Valle Gómez is an underground station that was opened on 1 July 1982,[7] on the first day of the La RazaPantitlán service.[8] The interstation stretch between Valle Gómez and Consulado goes from underground to the surface and it is 679 m (2,227 ft) long, while the Misterios–Valle Gómez tunnel's length is 969 m (3,179 ft).[9]

The station's pictogram represents an agave plant,[10] and the station is named after the Valle Gómez family, owners of the former La Vaquita paddock, where agave plants would grow.[2] There is an Internet café inside the station.[2]

Incidents[edit]

From 23 April to 15 June 2020, the station was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.[11][12]

Ridership[edit]

In 2019, Valle Gómez station had an overall ridership of 1,611,907 passengers,[1] which was a decrease of 50,385 passengers compared to 2018.[13] In the same year, Valle Gómez was the 189th busiest station in the system, out of a total of 195 stations, and it was the least busy on Line 5.[1]

Annual passenger ridership
Year Ridership Average daily Rank Ref.
2019 1,611,907 4,416 189/195 [1]
2018 1,662,292 4,554 189/195 [13]
2017 1,620,478 4,439 189/195 [14]
2016 1,657,884 4,529 188/195 [15]
2015 1,636,122 4,482 180/195 [16]
2014 1,607,802 4,404 181/195 [17]
2013 1,621,149 4,441 190/195 [18]
2012 1,681,310 4,593 174/195 [19]
2011 1,766,417 4,839 171/175 [20]
2010 1,334,323 3,655 169/175 [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Afluencia de estación por línea 2019" [Station traffic per line 2019] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2020. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Valle Gómez" (in Spanish). Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro. Archived from the original on 5 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Colonia 7 de Noviembre, Código Postal 07840, Gustavo A. Madero, Distrito Federal" [7 de Noviembre, postal code 07840, Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico City] (in Spanish). Heraldo. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Colonia Valle Gómez, Código Postal 15210, Venustiano Carranza, Distrito Federal" [Valle Gómez, postal code 15210, Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City] (in Spanish). Heraldo. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Línea 5, Ciudad de México" [Line 5, Mexico City] (in Spanish). iNGENET Infraestructura. 20 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  6. ^ a b Sánchez Vázquez, Ma. de Jesús; Mena Cruz, Alberto; Carballal Staedtler, Margarita (2010). "Investigación Arqueológica en la Construcción del Metro" [Archaeological Research in the Construction of the Metro] (PDF) (in Spanish). Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Valle Gómez Metro Station (Mexico City, 1982)". Structurae.net. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  8. ^ Transporte: Seis años de esfuerzo conjunto [Transport: Six years of joint effort] (in Spanish). I. Government of the Federal District Department. 1987. p. 17.
  9. ^ Gamez Rojas, Marlen (2010). "Análisis de riesgos de incendio en el Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro" [Analysis of fire risks in the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo Metro] (PDF) (in Spanish). Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica. Instituto Politécnico Nacional. p. 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 November 2020.
  10. ^ López Munguía, Agustín (2006). "El metro, los alimentos y la biotecnología" [Metro: food and biotechnology] (PDF) (in Spanish). Dirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Cierre temporal de estaciones" [Temporal closure of stations] (PDF) (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  12. ^ Hernández, Eduardo (13 June 2020). "Coronavirus. Este es el plan para reabrir estaciones del Metro, Metrobús y Tren ligero" [Coronavirus. This is the plan to reopen Metro, Metrobús and Light Rail stations]. El Universal (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 4 July 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Afluencia de estación por línea 2018" [Station traffic per line 2018] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2019. Archived from the original on 6 June 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2017" [Station traffic per line 2017] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2019. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2016" [Station traffic per line 2016] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2017. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2015" [Station traffic per line 2015] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2016. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2014" [Station traffic per line 2014] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2015. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2013" [Station traffic per line 2013] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2014. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2012" [Station traffic per line 2012] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2013. Archived from the original on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2011" [Station traffic per line 2011] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2012. Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Afluencia de estación por línea 2010" [Station traffic per line 2010] (in Spanish). Sistema Transporte Colectivo Metro. 2011. Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.

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