Metro Aragón is one of the surface level stations along the Circuito Interior highway. The highway serves as the border between the Venustiano Carranza and Gustavo A. Madero alcaldías. The station thus serves the neighborhoods of Fernando Casas Alemán to the north and Simon Bolívar to the south.
- Fernando Casas Alemán (1905-1968) was the governor of Veracruz in 1939 and 1940. He was later instrumental in providing legal support to the nationalization of the Mexico petroleum industry. He later became Chief of the Federal District (Mexico City) government from 1946-1952.
- Simon Bolívar was an early proponent of independence in South America. He came to be a revolutionary figure for many of the new nations there, especially Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.
- Both neighborhoods really saw growth in the 1970s and 80s.
- The Metro Aragon is named for the San Juan de Aragón area surrounding today’s Bosque de Aragón. The area was part of a land and fishing rights area awarded to the Tlatelolco people in 1435. They rented the land-use rights to Spanish colonialists who formed the Hacienda Santa Ana, later renamed the Hacienda de San Juan de Aragón.
- The station opened in 1981 and was the nearest Metro station to the Aragón area until Metro Line B began operations in 1999.
Today, it’s not one of the most important or busiest stations in Mexico City. But it is an important part of the lives of some 7,000 passengers every day.