Metro Nopalera

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Mexico City Metro
STC rapid transit
Metro Npalera 08.jpg
The platforms
Coordinates19°18′00″N 99°02′46″W / 19.299970°N 99.046049°W / 19.299970; -99.046049Coordinates: 19°18′00″N 99°02′46″W / 19.299970°N 99.046049°W / 19.299970; -99.046049
Opened30 October 2012
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Observatorio
Mexico City Metro Mexico City Metro Line 12
towards Tláhuac

Nopalera is a station on Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro.[1] The station is located between Olivos and Zapotitlán, it was opened on 30 October 2012 as a part of the first stretch of Line 12 between Mixcoac and Tláhuac.[1]

The station is located southeast of the city center, at the intersection between Avenida Tlahuac and Caille Arabella, it is built above the ground.

The name of the station alludes to the numerous pig and poultry farms that used to occupy the area, and to the nopal cactuses that used to grow on their fields. Similarly, the icon for the station depicts the outline of a flowering nopal.[2]


  1. ^ a b Schwandl, Robert. "UrbanRail.Net > Central America > Mexico > Ciudad de Mexico Metro". Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Nopalera". Sistema de Transporte Colectivo de la Ciudad de México. Retrieved 27 February 2017.

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