Metro Rio de los Remedios is a station on Line B of the Mexico City Metro. It butts against the border between Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl and Ecatepec in the City’s northeast, just inside of Neza. The station is named for the very old canal which crosses much of the north of Mexico City.
The station logo is thus a sailboat with a crown in a reference to the river’s storied past. It’s actually one of very few streams still running in the City. Part of the Montezuma River basin, the river frequently runs dry but it’s especially important during rainy months of the year. In ancient times, it was known as Tepetzalatl, Nahuatl for “water of the mountain ravine.”
The river was diverted during the colonial period to provide an early water source for the Villa de Guadalupe, today’s Basílica.
On regular workdays, the Metro Rio de los Remedios station sees some 22,000 riders. That’s just slightly higher than other stations in the area. The station is the last in the greater San Juan de Aragón area. Communities here really took off during the latter half of the 20th century. Since then they’ve consolidated into important communities in this part of Greater Mexico City. Ridership is expected to continue growing in the future.