CDMX San Lázaro Transfer Center to get an “Extreme Makeover”

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The San Lázaro Transfer Center (CETRAM) in Mexico City is preparing for its remodeling, which, according to the CDMX authorities, will translate into safety and efficiency for this important public transport boarding point.

The remodeling process began in 2017 when the previous administration removed the street vendors that had taken over public spaces. Likewise, the land of a small neighboring market, which was demolished, was recovered. Since then, the space has been abandoned and was fenced off.

In 2023, the CETRAM will begin a new stage, as it will be recovered as a public space with gardens and walkways for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as a shopping plaza with small shops.

According to the directors of the Mexico City Metro, it will help make the transfer spaces more efficient and safe, which will also benefit the Metrobús.


The property, which measures 27,526 square meters, will be developed by the company JM&C Consultores.

It is estimated that the remodeling will benefit more than 77,000 users who attend the San Lázaro CETRAM daily. The Oriente Passenger Bus Terminal (TAPO), lines 1 and B of the Metro, and lines 4 and 5 of the Metrobus converge on it.

  • It should be noted that the remodeling scheduled for 2023 is an alternative project to that of the previous administration, in which it was planned to build a five-story building with a commercial plaza plus parking. According to the authorities, this new project is designed for pedestrians and not for the business itself. Therefore, the following rehabilitations are included:
  • Esplanade
  • Sidewalks
  • Recreational areas for citizens
  • 611 square meters of green areas
  • Construction of corridors, restrooms, and benches
  • One-story kiosk-type premises
  • Rebinding of public transport stops
  • Incorporation of ramps, escalators, elevators, and services for the disabled

Source: Mexico Desconocido

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