Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación #150: Hospital 20 de Noviembre

This station, sandwiched between Insurgentes Sur and Zapata, takes its name (I’m sure you worked it out) from the nearby hospital.  It, in turn, I assume, is named after the significant day in Mexican history of November 20 1910 when Francisco Madero crossed into Mexico from Texas to initiate the Mexican revolution. Fairly quiet streets […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 149: Calle 11

As I previously mentioned , line 12 intersects with 4 other lines.  For this visit I joined line 12 at Ermita, a station at the southern end of line 2. As I’ve also said before some of the stations are huge,  the long walk to change lines at Pantitlan is especially arduous.  However, I have an […]

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MEXICO, TRANSLATION, Uncategorized

CAFE TACUBA – EL METRO (TRANSLATION)

Cafe Tacuba is a Mexican band and this is their homage to the Mexico City Metro.  In case you didn’t know, the food and goods referenced in the song highlight the ubiquity of ‘los vagoneros’ – the roaming vendors who turn the metro into a mobile marketplace.  The version I’ve embedded below is from their 1995 […]

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Line A (Purple)

Station / Estación # 131: Agricola Oriental

Three months have passed since the last MCM Project trip down the fabled purple line so a return visit was long overdue. Agricola Oriental greeted me with the standard evangelical message of salvation in Christ. Angelically, walk the cross like a piratic plank, fierce flames of damnation will condemn those who err from the path. […]

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Line 1 (Pink), Line 3 (Olive)

Station / Estación # 106: Balderas

Toda gloria a la rueda asombrosa! Miles de años de servicio continuo a la humanidad.  ¿Obsoleta?  Nunca! Sencillamente, hay que rendir homenaje. Como cualquier ciudad, el papel de la rueda no se puede infravalorar. Propulsado de motor; coches, buses, motocicletas, el metro! El sistema del metro de la Ciudad de México es un metro de […]

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Line 3 (Olive)

Station / Estación # 89: Niños Heroes

Esta estación, Niños Heroes, toma su nombre en dedicación a los cadetes militares jovenes que fallecieron en la Batalla de Chapultepec durante la Guerra Estados Unidos – México (Intervención Estadounidense). Una estatua de Eirene – Diosa griega de la paz, está cercita a una de las salidas de la estación. Si solo humanidad conjunta pudiéra […]

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Line 3 (Olive)

Station / Estación # 86: Eugenia

Eugenia in its diverse guises: A recount Ornithological Eugenia:  a graceful stork, resplendent in flight. Entrepreneurial Eugenia: Basket weavers unite! Idealistic, theological Eugenia: refuge of sinners,  gate to heaven, health of the sick. Architectural meets botanical Eugenia: the truly ‘amazing house’ stands opposite – clipped immaculateness. Musical Eugenia: retraction, expansion, accordion emancipation. Sweet-toothed Eugenia: a […]

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Line 4 (Light Blue)

Station / Estación # 82: Canal Del Norte

There was a sizeable earthquake in Mexico today.  Luckily no deaths (that I have heard of) occurred. Life and the MCM Project go on. I visited the neighbourhood around Canal Del Norte, aka home of the encased Grim Reaper. Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a big thing in Mexico and death related […]

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Line 7 (Orange)

Station / Estación # 75: San Antonio

La linea naranja es la linea más profunda del sistema del metro en la Ciudad de México.  Por lo tanto subir al aire fresco desde los espacios subterráneos usualmente implica andar mucho tiempo lentamente en 2 o 3 escaleras mecánicas. Hoy, sin embargo, decidi dar los componentes aórticos y ventriculares de mi plexo anatómico una […]

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Half Time

The whistle blows: Half time in the MCM Project

Just under a month on from the completion of the first quarter, the MCM Project has now made it halfway in this epic journey.  That’s right!  74 of the 148 stations that currently make up the Mexico City Metro Network have been visited and documented on this page.  So it is time to look back […]

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