Metro’s Annus horribilis; the Line 12 collapse is the latest and deadliest incident to hit Mexico City’s metro system.
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Zócalo station has a new name. There have been several other name changes in the metro’s history; read about them and find out which ones I like or hate with a passion.
Every time I come to Mexico City (which isn’t that often every 2-3 years on average), I meet up with my fellow Metroloco friends, and visit the public transportation options that are new since the last time. So, just like when I rode on the Línea Dorada, or when I went on the Metrobús 4,
This past week, the cost of a ticket to ride the Mexico City metro went up from 3 pesos to 5 pesos per ticket. At this price, it is still one of the cheapest metro rides in the world. However, many people are angry at the price increase, especially with the manner it was decided.
A few weeks ago, I visited the new Line 12, La Línea Dorada (the Gold Line), which opened in October 2012. I was accompanied by my fellow admirers of the Mexico City Metro system: Antonio, Alejandro, and Gustavo.
Five years after having been announced, and two years after Mexico celebrated the Bicentennial anniversary of their Independence and the Centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, the newest line of the Mexico City Metro System will open officially on October 30th, 2012.