Metro de Medellin

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Medellin, Colombia

Metro de Medellin Reviews

seangee seangee
122 reviews
Easy as Pie Sep 27, 2010
The Metro de Medellin is a great way to see the city and do it on your own. The lines go all over the city and have stops where ever there is something to see. The fare is quite cheap and if you go past your stop you can get off and just go back to it on the next train. It is very clean, there are always ladies cleaning the stations and they are well secured with police. They have a cable car that goes up into the mountains which provides great views and takes you to an nice Eco Park. Overall it is a great way to see Medellin and must be used when visiting this great city.
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alexindc alexindc
41 reviews
How to utilize Metro de Medellin Nov 12, 2009
Many people are intimidated by Metro systems, especially in Latin America. However, Colombia's first and only Metro system, in Medellin, is cheap, safe, clean and extremely orderly. If you're looking for a good way to get around Medellin, this is the way to do it.

Here are the basics: each entry costs $1500 COP, which at the time of this writig is about 70 cents in USD. You hand your money to he clerk in the booth at the station, and you get a small ticket in return. Then, you put the ticket into the turnstile (labeled "entrada") and proceed. The machine keeps your ticket.

There are four lines; line A, the main north to south line that terminates at Itagui in he south and Niquia in the north; line B, thich runs east and west, connecting with line A at San Antonio, and terminating at San Javier; line K, a metrocable that connects to line A at Avicodo and terminates at Santo Domingo; and line J, another metrocable which connects to line B at San Javier, and terminates at La Aurora.

Trains run every 4-5 minutes during rush hour on lines A and B, and every 7-10 minutes a other times.

Likemost metro stations, the directions of the trains are named after their termination point. Look at the map, decide which station at which you need to get off, and then check the name of the last station in that dirrection; that is the line you need to take.

As mentioned, transfer from line A to B is at San Antonio station; transfer from line A to K is at Avicido station; and transfer from line B to J is at San Javier station.

Lines K and J are metrocables that climb mountains, serving the neighborhoods above. This is a functional part of the system, and thus are free transfers. Many tourists and Colombians alike ride to the top of these metrocable lines to check out the spectacular views; in addition many proud residents ofthe neighborhoods on the mountains ride the metrocable to get too and from the city for work and for fun. As such, you should be respectful by not gawking or commenting on the neighborhoods below, especially if there are Colombians sharing your car. Yes, some of the neighborhoods below may look rough, but most of the residents are hard workers and good people, and may be in your car! It's best to be respectful and not risk offending someone.

The metro stations all have a police presence, either an officer or an auxillary trainee. Many are happy to assist you, though some don't like to be bothered. In addition, police sometimes ride on trains for additional security.

Finally, as a matter of common courtesy, always give your seat up for the elderly, disabled and women who are pregnant or have small children. Colombians frown on not doing this.

Now that you know the basics of the Medellin Metro, happy travels in this wonderful city!
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world-traveller123 says:
Very good work sir
Posted on: Nov 26, 2009
geokid says:
Great write up!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2009

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