El Cajon Transit Center

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El Cajon Transit Center
San Diego Trolley station
El Cajon Transit Center.jpg
The station in April 2017
Location352 South Marshall Avenue, El Cajon, California
United States
Coordinates32°47′34″N 116°58′34″W / 32.79278°N 116.97611°W / 32.79278; -116.97611Coordinates: 32°47′34″N 116°58′34″W / 32.79278°N 116.97611°W / 32.79278; -116.97611
Owned bySan Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Operated bySan Diego Trolley
Line(s)La Mesa Branch[1]
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Metropolitan Transit System: 115, 815, 816, 833, 848, 864, 872, 874, 875, 888, 891, 892, 894[2]
Bus transport Greyhound Lines[3][4]
Bus transport Sycuan Casino Shuttle[5]
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking486 spaces
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
Station code75026, 75027[6]
History
OpenedJune 23, 1989 (1989-06-23)[7]
Rebuilt2018
Services
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line
toward Courthouse
Orange Line
Terminus
Location

El Cajon Transit Center (also referred to as El Cajon–Sycuan station for sponsorship purposes) is a San Diego Trolley station served by the Orange and the Green lines in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, California. The station is a major commuter center for the large suburb, and is the convergence of multiple local and regional bus routes operated by the Metropolitan Transit System and Greyhound Lines.

History[edit]

El Cajon opened as the eastern terminus of the third segment of the East Line (now Orange Line) on June 23, 1989, which operated from 12th & Imperial Transit Center in Downtown San Diego. The physical line was extended to its current terminus at Santee Town Center on July 26, 1995.[7]

From July 1995 to July 2005, Orange Line service continued through to terminate at the end of the line at Santee Town Center.

When the Green Line opened in July 2005 the new route took over service to Santee and the Orange Line was truncated to Gillespie Field.

The September 2012 system redesign truncated the Orange Line once again to El Cajon.[8]

The April 2018 system redesign extended the Orange Line to Arnele Avenue, following the opening of Courthouse station in April 2018. Courthouse became the line's current western terminus, and the one-stop extension to Arnele was meant to relieve congestion and confusion at El Cajon.

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 (Amaya Drive)
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line toward Courthouse (Amaya Drive)
Eastbound San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Arnele Avenue)
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line toward Arnele Avenue (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Diego & Arizona Eastern (SD&AE) Railway" (PDF). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. April 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "San Diego Regional Transit Map" (PDF). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. September 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Greyhound Schedule 580" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Greyhound Schedule 674" (PDF).
  5. ^ Resort, Sycuan Casino (June 15, 2018). "Complimentary Casino Bus Schedule & Pick Up | Sycuan Casino Resort". www.sycuan.com.
  6. ^ "Schedules & Real Time". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "History". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  8. ^ "September 2, 2012 Service Changes. Major Bus and Trolley Service Changes". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Archived from the original on 2015-04-30.