Metro San Lázaro

San Lázaro
STC rapid transit

View of Pantitlán or eastbound platform at San Lázaro
Location Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City
Coordinates 19°25′49″N 99°06′53″W / 19.430213°N 99.114833°W / 19.430213; -99.114833Coordinates: 19°25′49″N 99°06′53″W / 19.430213°N 99.114833°W / 19.430213; -99.114833
Platforms 4
Tracks 4
Opened 4 September 1969
Preceding station   Mexico City Metro   Following station
towards Observatorio
Línea 1
towards Pantitlán
towards Ciudad Azteca
Línea B
towards Buenavista

San Lázaro is a station on the Mexico City Metro. It is located in the Venustiano Carranza borough of Mexico City. It lies along Lines 1 and B. The station was opened on 5 September 1969.[1] The station was designed by Félix Candela[2] and consists of interlocked hyperbolic paraboloidal or saddle roof sections.

The station logo depicts an old steam locomotive. Near the site of the metro station stood the San Lázaro mainline train station. San Lázaro was the main terminus for the Interoceanic Railway, which linked the port of Veracruz, on the Gulf of Mexico, with the Pacific Ocean. Today, some railway tracks can still be seen near the metro station, but nothing more.

Nearby is the building that houses the Chamber of Deputies ("Palacio Legislativo" in Spanish), the lower house of the Mexican Congress (Congreso de la Unión).

San Lázaro metro station is connected with TAPO, Mexico City's Eastern intercity bus station.[3] This bus station serves states including Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Yucatán. It is used by some of the most prestigious and safest bus lines in Mexico, such as ADO, UNO, and Maya de Oro.


  1. Monroy, Marco. Schwandl, Robert, ed. "Opening Dates for Mexico City's Subway". Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  2. "Felix Candela (1910-1997)". Structurae. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  3. "Eastern intercity bus station". Retrieved 6 August 2011.

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