Gillespie Field station

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Gillespie Field
Airport interchange MTS Trolley icon.svg
San Diego Trolley station
Gillespie Field Station to NW.jpg
Gillespie Field Station platform
Location 1990 North Cuyamaca Avenue
Santee, CA
Owned by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Parking 180 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1995
Rebuilt 2005
Previous names Weld Boulevard
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line

Gillespie Field is a San Diego Trolley station located across Marshall Avenue from Gillespie Field airport which is served by the Green Line. The next station north is Santee Town Center, which is the Green Line's terminus, and the next station south is Arnele Avenue.

Prior to July 2005, all Orange Line trolleys used to continue through this station to Santee Town Center. With the opening of the new Green Line,[1] this service was replaced, and Orange Line trolleys used to terminate at this station. This was due to the path between Gillespie Field and Santee Town Center being single tracked, and having two lines running on that route would cause operational issues.[2] Orange Line service was further truncated to El Cajon Transit Center on September 2, 2012 as part of a system redesign due to low ridership between the two stations,[3] so only the Green Line now serves this station.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Westbound  Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Arnele Avenue)
Eastbound  Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Terminus)

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 32°49′38″N 116°58′56″W / 32.8271°N 116.9821°W / 32.8271; -116.9821