Mexico City Metro Line 6

Line 6 / Línea 6
MetroDF Línea 6.svg
La Villa Basilica platforms 01.jpg
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemMexico City Metro
LocaleMexico City
TerminiMetro El Rosario
Metro Martín Carrera
Stations11
Ridership136,009 passengers per day (2017)[1]
Operation
OpenedDecember 21, 1983[2]
Operator(s)Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC)
Rolling stockNM-73, NM-79
Technical
Line length11.434 km (7 mi)
Track length13.947 km (9 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map

El Rosario
Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 7
Tezozómoc
Azcapotzalco
Ferrería / Arena Ciudad de México
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Norte 45
Vallejo
Instituto del Petróleo
Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 5
Lindavista
Deportivo 18 de Marzo
Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 3
La Villa / Basílica
Martín Carerra
Mexico City Metro.svg Mexico City Metro Line 4

Mexico City Metro Line 6 is one of the twelve metro lines operating in Mexico City, Mexico. Its distinctive color is red. It was the sixth line to be opened.

The line was inaugurated in 1983 and it runs from northwest to northeastern Mexico City. Line 6 has 11 stations and a length of 13.947 km, out of which 11.434 are for service.

Line 6 is the second line in the entire Mexico City Metro network with least passengers, having 49,182,195 users in 2016.[3]

History

Line 6 was opened on December 21, 1983, in the section that goes from El Rosario, serving the estate Unidad Habitacional El Rosario -the biggest estate in the country, to Metro Instituto del Petróleo. The latter became the first transfer station when it was connected to the already existing station of Line 5.

Three years later, on July 8, 1986, the second stretch of the line was inaugurated: from Instituto del Petróleo to Martín Carrera, connecting with Line 4.