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Metro Zaragoza

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Metro Zaragoza
Photo: GAED on Wikimedia Commons

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metro zaragoza station logoMetro Zaragoza was the terminal station on Line 1 until Metro Pantitlán opened in 1984. One legacy of that early 15-year period, (the station opened in 1969) is that the station is still used as a major transfer point for buses from the east of the City. The station is also home to the first and still principle maintenance yard for the entire Metro system.

The station is named for the important Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza. This is a major eastern avenue that runs north-south to the Mexico-Puebla highway. The calzada, and thus the station, are named for Ignacio Zaragoza. He was general of the Army of the East during the Battle of Puebla. The station logo is a representation of the equestrian statue (pictured) in the monument to Zaragoza just south east of the station between the lanes of the avenue.

  • Texas-born, Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín (1829–1862) was the hero of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, commemorated on May 5. The battle was fought not just against the invading French army, but against Mexican conservatives supporting the monarchy. Tragically, Zaragoza died of typhoid at the age of 33 only shortly after the victory. He was buried in the San Fernando Cemetery but the body was later exhumed and moved to Puebla. Today, the former tomb there is preserved as a monument to the general.

Today the Metro Zaragoza station is used mostly for transfers to east-bound buses. It also supports a good number of local passengers from the Puebla and Aviación Civil neighborhoods. The avenue outside the station is well-known for a number of LGBT nightclubs. Exit from the Pantitlán-bound platforms.  Lots of passengers will also use Metro Zaragoza to reach the playing fields on the eastern end of the Ciudad Deportiva.

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