Metro Impulsora is one of the Line B stations in northern Nezahualcóyotl, the last before trains arrive in Ecatepec. It’s named for the Impulsora Popular Avicola neighborhood south east of the station. The name translates, simply, to something like “cooperative,” for the old poultry cooperative based here.
The station has become increasingly important as the population of Mexico City’s northeast suburbs have grown. Impulsora and neighboring communities here have expanded only since the 1970s. Since then they’ve consolidated into important parts of Neza, and of the greater Mexico City community.
As a stop on the B Line, the Impulsora area and northern Neza have benefited from the now quick trip into the Historic Center of the City. But closer to home, it’s also part of the greater Aragón Area. Some of the surrounding neighborhoods bear the same name even in Neza and nearby Ecatepec. Just about all of them date from the same time period as the rest of San Juan de Aragón, having really grown up in the latter half of the 20th century.
Today, residents visit the Bosque de Aragón and the zoo. Just shy of 20,000 riders disembark from here on regular workdays. And every year, average ridership has increased over the past 20 years.