1985: A New Station of the Mexico City Metro Goes into Service

August 23, 1985

The Constituyentes Station on Line 7 of the Mexico City Metro was formally opened. (The Mexico City Metro is a rapid transit system serving the metropolitan area of Mexico’s capital; it ranks second only to the New York City Subway as the largest metro system in all of North America.) The Constituyentes Station owes its name to Avenida Constituyentes (Constituents Avenue), a major east-west road running through that vicinity of Mexico City.

The Constituyentes Station is specifically located on the western outskirts of Mexico City’s central section. The logos on display at this station feature a quill, a book, and pot of ink. These items collectively symbolize the Mexican constitutions ratified in 1824, 1857, and 1917.

The landmark attractions accessible from the Constituyentes Station include the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), one of the largest city parks in the entire Western Hemisphere. This park contains Los Pinos (The Pines), which was the official residence and office of the president of Mexico between 1934 and 2018 and is now a cultural facility. The Constituyentes Station is also near the one-time house and studio of internationally renowned architect and engineer Louis Barragán (1902-1988).

Photo Credit: PhotoplasmaKid (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Mexico City Metro’s Constituyentes Station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constituyentes_metro_station

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