70th Street station

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70th Street
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San Diego Trolley station
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70th Street Station, 2010
Location 7255 Alvarado Road
La Mesa, CA
Line(s)
Platforms Side platform
Tracks Two
Connections Bus Routes 1A, 14
Construction
Parking 118 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened July 10, 2005
Electrified Overhead Wires
Services
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line

70th Street is a San Diego Trolley station served by the Green Line in La Mesa, California, in the United States. The next station west is Alvarado Medical Center and the next station east is Grossmont Transit Center.

One of the newer stations in the San Diego Trolley network having opened in 2005,[1] the facility is locally noted for its artwork using California native plants and recycled materials.[2] Parts of the platform are paved with chips of colored used glass, the benches are made of cobblestones excavated from the site during the station's construction, and bench seats are made of recycled plastics.[2] Landscaping includes edible wild strawberries, lemonade berry bushes, and native California wild roses.[2]

The station provides direct service to Qualcomm Stadium during Chargers home games.[3][4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Westbound  Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Alvarado Medical Center)
Eastbound  Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Grossmont Transit Center)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTS Historical Timeline". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Karavasiles, N. (2007). The Green Line. Fremontia 35:2.
  3. ^ "MTS urges Chargers fans to take buses, trolleys". La Jolla Light. January 12, 2010. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  4. ^ "Trolley Service to Qualcomm Stadium". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 

Coordinates: 32°46′19″N 117°02′31″W / 32.772°N 117.042°W / 32.772; -117.042