Pictured is the Felix Candela section of the station. Photo: GAED on Wikimedia Commons.
Metro San Lázaro is one of those important east-end stations. It connects with the east bus station, with two lines of the Metrobus, and it’s the transfer station for Metro Line 1 and Metro Line B. It’s big, a bit labyrinthine, and as important for Felix Candela fans as the TAPO bus station and the Palacio de los Deportes. He also did the Merced and Candelaria stations on the 1 Line of the Metro.
But for most visitors, any Metro station is just one place on the way to some other place. In fact, San Lazaro is very close to the Legislative Palace. which is, not coincidentally, named for the same San Lázaro.
History of San Lázaro
The station is named for the old San Lázaro railway terminal. An important link to Puebla and Veracruz, the service continued until the late 1970s. The metro station was completed and operational on line 1 in 1969. The connections to the elevated platform for the B line were completed in 1999.
The station also connects with Lines 4 and 5 of the Metrobús service for the city. By the number of buses and communter van services, one can see that the station also serves as a major bus connection for points to the east of the city.