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San Diego Trolley System Map (Click to expand) © Robert Schwandl

San Diego, in Southern California near Mexican border, 1.3 million inh., about 3 million in metropolitan region.

Light rail system 'San Diego Trolley':

- 100.5 km
- low platforms
- high-floor (with lift) and low-floor vehicles:
.... 71 Siemens U2 (1980-90) - high floor
.... 52 Siemens SD100 (1993-95) - high floor
.... 11 Siemens Avanto S70 (2004) - 70% low floor

3 lines (reconfigured on 2 Sept 2012):

Blue Line: UTC - America Plaza - San Ysidro/Tijuana
Orange Line: Courthouse - 12th & Imperial - El Cajon/Arnele Avenue
Green Line: 12th & Imperial - Old Town - Santee

26 July 1981: 25.6 km (2.7 km on-street in downtown, rest former railway alignment)
10 July 2005: Mission San Diego - Grossmont Transit Center (9.5 km) including San Diego State University (SDSU) underground station

29 April 2018: In Downtown San Diego, a new stop called Courthouse was opened between Civic Center and America Plaza to serve as a terminus for the Orange Line, while the Blue Line will bypass it.

21 Nov 2021: the Blue Line was extended by 17.5 km north alongside I-5 from Old Town to the University areas (UCSD and UTC).


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MTS (Official Website)

North County Transit District

SANDAG - San Diego's Regional Planning Agency

San Diego Light Rail at nysubway.org with extensive description and many photos

San Diego Trolley at Wikipedia


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