Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 162: Tlaltenco

Without an operational metro system to ride I decided to continue on foot from my previous visit to Tlahuac.  Consequently the visit did seem to merge with the previous one.  As I walked I thought  ‘Am I closer to Tlahuac or Tlaltenco?’  Station delineation has long been a quandary. I found bright birds, a church, […]

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Station / Estación # 161: Tlahuac

I made it down to the end of the line today – Tlahuac.  The metro got me to Atlalilco but then I had to get on one of the RTP buses that have been providing a free replacement service since the middle of last week.  As today was a public holiday (Juarez’s birthday) I thought it would […]

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LINE 12 PARTIAL CLOSURE

Since midnight last night the southern section of line 12 has been closed due to safety concerns.  Maintenance will be carried out on the elevated section of the track rendering 11 stations  out of operation. So with just 3 stations left to update this project I can not ride the metro to visit them.  Free […]

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Station / Estación # 160: Olivos

I jumped back on a train after my visit to Tezonco, satisfied with the tacos and set off one further station down the line to Olivos.  Looming large, just a few blocks from the station is ‘El Cerro de las Minas’ (The Hill of Mines) so I set off towards it, determined to get a […]

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Station / Estación # 159: Tezonco

Metro station Tezonco:  Station icon is a human skull.  I was ready to fill my own with come what may.  It was early Monday afternoon when I arrived and the streets were quiet. I arrived at the church to observe, inside and out;  a 6 point plan ‘how to be a saint’, papel picado fluttering against a […]

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Station / Estación # 158: San Andrés Tomatlán

Another trip down the golden line and it was a trigger- happy affair.  With the camera, that is.  Old JC was there,  painted on a wall near the San Andrés Church. The first thing that caught my eye was a seagull stretching its wings, in street art guise, and I set off to broaden my […]

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Station / Estación # 157: Periférico Oriente

This station, Periférico Oriente (Eastern Peripheral) takes its name from its location at the intersection of Avenida Tlahuac and the Anillo Periférico (Peripheral Ring).  I’ve written about the Anillo Periférico before in my entry for the station San Antonio, where you can see a recently constructed, elevated ‘second level’ of the same road. I completed […]

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Station / Estación # 156: Parque de los Venados

Off at Parque de los Venados – Park of the Deer – and after a quick walk around the Benito Juarez municipal square, boasting metallic busts of a variety of luminaries, I headed  into the station’s eponymous park. I passed Francisco “Pancho” Villa and steed in statue form and all of a sudden I was […]

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Station / Estación # 155: Culhuacan

Only very rarely do I conduct any pre-visit research about the stations that I visit for this project.  I let the city wash over me without knowing what’s coming.  I let the city surprise me.  It invariably does.  My research comes later. One exception was my visit to Insurgentes.  I was interested in seeking out old […]

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