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Mexico City Metro

Summary
The Mexico City Metro (Metro de la Ciudad de México) is a rapid transit system that serves the metropolitan area of Mexico City, including some municipalities in the State of Mexico. Operated by the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC), it is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York City Subway. In 2019, the system served 1.655 billion passengers, the tenth highest ridership in the world. The inaugural STC Metro line was long, serving 16 stations, and opened to the public on 4 September 1969. The system has expanded since then in a series of fits and starts. , the system has 12 lines, serving 195 stations, and of route. Ten of the lines are rubber-tired. Instead of traditional steel wheels, they use pneumatic traction, which is quieter and rides smoother in Mexico City's unstable soils. The system survived the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Of the STC Metro's 195 stations,
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