70th Street station

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70th Street
San Diego Trolley station
70thtrolley.jpg
70th Street Station, 2010
Location7255 Alvarado Road
La Mesa, California
Coordinates32°46′19″N 117°02′31″W / 32.772°N 117.042°W / 32.772; -117.042Coordinates: 32°46′19″N 117°02′31″W / 32.772°N 117.042°W / 32.772; -117.042
PlatformsSide platform
TracksTwo
ConnectionsBus transport MTS: 14
Construction
Parking118 spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 10, 2005
ElectrifiedOverhead Wires
Services
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line
Location

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 provided direct service to Qualcomm Stadium during Chargers home games.[3][4]

Station layout[edit]

There are two tracks, each served by a side platform.

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Alvarado Medical Center)
Eastbound San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Grossmont Transit Center)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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.