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What about the Metrorrey subway? Well, it’s taking us through Monterrey

Simple, friendly, and passes through the “Sultana del Norte” most majestic points.

 

Monterrey is one of those cities in Mexico that when you ask some people, what can you do in Monterrey? They don’t usually provide more than five tourist attractions that this booming city, the northern Mexico’s economic engine, shelters for visitors.

Symbolic and truly interesting points such as the Macroplaza, the Historic Monterrey, the Parque Fundidora, and the Cerro de la Silla are Monterrey’s gems.

The Cerro de las Mitras, the Paseo de Santa Lucía, the Parque Ecológico Chipinque, the Cerro del Obispado, among several others, make Monterrey a point that is unmissable for adventure visitors.

Travel bloggers like Franco Magno know that Monterrey has something. It’s a thing that catches senses especially. It’s a captivating city thanks to all the high-end services and amenities that a great human settlement like this one offers (along with its “areas of opportunity”). All this makes Monterrey a destination that really must be visited.

Every time I visit Monterrey, I find it different, surprising, alternative. I begin to see it with very different eyes. Big surprises that give you something to talk about.

National and international class events are becoming habitual in the state home to the delicious roasted goat, the so-called “Cabrito,” the “Arrachera” (Skirt steak), and of course, the city heights guardian, the “Cerro de la Silla.”

Moving through a city is critical if you want to reach those points of interest that will remain registered in your memory for future chronicles that you’ll have to talk about with family and friends.

On your trip to Monterrey, you have available a vast transportation network.

Should you decide to rent a car, use the different public transportation options such as taxis, private transportation service by car, or urban buses, the collective transportation system “Metrorrey” plays a fundamental role.

With only two lines that compound this railroad or light rail system, the “Metrorrey” is indeed a simple and user-friendly system. It runs from east to west on line number one, identified in yellow color, and from north to south on line number two, identified in green color.

You may think that only two subway lines aren’t enough, but let me tell you they are strategically placed. In fact, the Metrorrey perfectly covers all the four cardinal points.

However, let me also tell you that thanks to the amazing economic development that the “Regia” capital city enjoys, having a car to fulfill personal transportation needs is kind of affordable here.

Now, the Metrorrey doesn’t reach some of the city’s points of interest. Yet, it allows you to do so in the vicinity of them. For example, if you want to visit the Parque Fundidora, the closest subway station is just five minutes within walking distance.

In other cases, it does allow you to get right to the point of attraction, as it does in the case of the Macroplaza and the downtown area of Monterrey.

Inaugurated in 1991 and with a longitudinal extension of thirty-three kilometers (20.5 miles), it has thirty-two stations available for passenger transportation.

A feature that I’d like to remark is that the great majority of those stations run in the open-air, that is, twenty-four of them rub above the ground, and only one is at surface level. The remaining seven stations are underground facilities.

The payment modality to enter and enjoy the service is through an electronic card that you can purchase in the system’s station ticket offices.

In the year 2020, the cost of access was around $7 Mexican pesos. However the city’s transport authorities determined in that year, it will have a monthly increase of .10 cents with the aim that in the year 2021, it reaches a topped cost of $9 pesos.

Finally, if you want to use the “Metrobús,” in addition to the regular rate, you must purchase a “token” exchangeable for a ticket to board the truck. The Metrobús is another key component of Monterrey’s transportation system.

On the other hand, the Metrorrey, unlike other public transportation systems in other Mexican cities, allows you to travel through the modality known as intermodal public transportation.

That is, not only does Monterrey’s system articulates with the light rail, but it also extends the scope and range of its services through the suburban passenger transportation options.

Those options are represented by the “Transmetro,” “Metroenlace,” “Metrobús,” and the bus rapid transit system or “BRT” (Bus Rapid Transit) called “Ecovía.”

So, my dear Magno followers, are your routes or destinations within Monterrey’s city covered by the Metrorrey or its auxiliary systems?

Then, I have good news for you because the Metrorrey will move you easily and ideally through the “Sultana del Norte.”

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