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Maybe a Chilango can help with advice...I am coming down from New York for the Mexico City shows.  I have been to Mexico City before, so I am familiar with public transportation there,  but never to a show at Foro Sol.  I am not worried about taking the metro to the show, but am a little concerned about getting back after the show, especially if I don't hook up with pals who will also be there or make some reasonably priced car arrangement beforehand.  From various accounts that I have read, it seems that the closest metro station -  Ciudad de Deportiva - will likely be closed after the show and people would have to walk to other stations...I am seeing that Velodromo is next closest - would that be open?  Also, if I choose to walk to Gomez Farias station since that is on the line I really need since I am staying in Zona Rosa, would there be a lot people walking that way after a show? (A 2km walk is routine for me)  I understand that the last trains leave at midnight.  My spoken Spanish is very broken, but I understand and read it well.  I would take a special show bus, but am not seeing any that run from the city center.

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Velodromo will be likely closed as well... the only realistic option to catch the Metro on time would be leaving the show early, i'm afraid...

Also: Don't walk to Gomez Farias... it's a rough neighborhood - in general, don't walk too much outside the general vicinity of the Foro Sol...

Probably the best possible thing is if you can go in a group - safety in numbers and all that jazz...

But, in the event that you can't go in a group (with your pals or U2 fans you meet in the meantime), perhaps you can consider to arrange a deal with the hotel desk (if you are staying in a hotel, that's it) to see with what transport options they could help... it will be expensive, true...

On concert nights, there's a very informal "pesero" service that departs from near the Foro Sol to certain points in the city (around MX$20-50 x trip) - you could take one to, let's say, San Angel or La Condesa and drop off in some place you know... from there you can get an Uber or call a taxi service to your hotel/airbnb/etc...

good luck!

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Hi Max - 

 

Thanks so much for answering, and the advice.  I am feeling out some other pals about what we should do for getting back after the show, beginning to think striking a transport deal with a hotel may be the best thing.

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