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Metro La Raza (Hall of Science)

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Metro La Raza

 

Logo Metro La Raza

Metro La Raza is a transfer station between Lines 3 and 5 of the Metro. The station is named, as is the neighborhood, for the giant Monumento a La Raza on the Avenue Insurgentes Norte. The station and the neighborhood are in the Alcaldía Gustavo A. Madero, though the monument is technically in Cuauhtémoc just to the south.

The station is most important for international visitors en route to Estación del Norte or Autobuses del Norte, and the metro station of the same name on Line 5.

To transfer trains, passengers need to walk through a long Hall of Science, a corridor some 600 meters long. Its permanent displays include images and artifacts related to the study of the natural sciences. The exhibition first opened in 1988 and was installed by the National Autonomous University.

Ariosto Otero’s “Monstruos de fin de milenio” mural inside the station. Click to enlarge.

A mural inside the station, “Monstruos de Fin de Milenio,” was painted by Ariosto Otero Reyes, one of three mural’s the artist has displayed within the Metro system.  The station is also important for its proximity to a medical complex including a Specialty Hospital and the National Medical Center. These are collectively referred to as La Raza.

The station logo represents the La Raza Monument. 2019 saw almost 15 million passengers passenger the station. About 31,000 passengers per day on Line 3, and another 9,800 passengers on Line 5.

 

 

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