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Metro Jamaica

Plataforma Metro Jamaica
Foto: Thelmadatter en Wikimedia Commons

Metro Jamaica is on Metro Line 9 directly below the Mercado de Jamaica. The Line 4 station, which connects here to Line 9, is a bit further north. It’s still fairly easy to navigate your way south along Congreso de la Union Avenue, even despite the rather difficult sidewalks. In general, it’s best to exit to the market via the Line 9 exits.

The logo of the Jamaica subway station features an elote, the corn on the cob symbol. It refers to the market’s historical position, receiving goods from Xochimilco and other points in the south and east of the City.

In fact, Jamaica is but one of the many subway stations within the public transportation system that bears the names of the Public Markets. One will see workers traveling from market to market or back to their own retail outlets.

It’s part of the joy of the Mexico City Metro! You can always see a bag jammed with elotes , or boxes of deli food being repacked on the platform. The Jamaica Market and all the markets on the east side of the city are also part of the city’s long and even historic attempt to bring more markets to fixed locations and off the chaotic streets. Just as the Metro itself is meant to get cars off crowded streets, flower markets work best when they’re not crowded with cars, but are visited by crowds of flower seekers arriving by Metro.


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