In Mexico City, the stagecoach house was located in Dolores alley, later called the first street of independence, which today is the street of September 16 in the historic center of Mexico City. The carriages were parked right there, they traveled two routes: the interior, which went to Tlanepantla, Queretaro, Toluca, Cuernava and Cuautla, and the route from Veracruz to the main port and Jalapa and Pachuca. Late in the morning, around 3:30 A.M., the stagecoach was formed and arranged by the jale of the mules. The stagecoach was built of wood or iron and was mounted on four wheels. In the back, there were compartments with suitcases and coachmen, this meant that the drivers and their helpers occupied the front of the wagon in the outer seats of the cart.
Inside there were front seats, center seats, and rear seats. The seats had a leather mattress that offered little comfort to the passengers, since the roads were very poor and in the rainy season it was definitely impossible to pass. As the journey took days, sometimes weeks, the stagecoach stopped at all times so that passengers could stretch their legs. When it rained, it often happened that the passengers were forced to get off and walk as much as necessary with the mud to their ankles as they pulled the wagon out of the mud pit.
A very difficult situation was faced by Anastasio Bustamante, when he assumed the presidency of Mexico in 1837. Santa Anna had left a country full of great problems, one of them public insecurity since the police were not enough to keep the streets under surveillance And the few cops that existed were also corrupt. Around that time, Juan Yanez, was sentenced to be executed, he was the leader of a group of thieves who assaulted a stagecoach. He was also a colonel.