Green Line (San Diego Trolley)

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San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line
SD Trolley Green Line.jpg
A San Diego Trolley on the Green Line approaching
El Cajon Transit Center.
Overview
Type Light rail
System San Diego Trolley
Status Operational
Locale San Diego, California
Termini 12th & Imperial Transit Center
Santee Town Center
Stations 27[2]
Ridership 13,673,926 (FY 2014)[1]
Website SDMTS - Trolley
Operation
Opened July 10, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-07-10)[2]
Owner Metropolitan Transit System
Operator(s) San Diego Trolley, Inc.
Rolling stock 3-car trains (one SD-100 between two S70s of either length)
Technical
Line length 23.6 mi (38.0 km)[2]
Number of tracks 2 tracks, and 1 track (between Gillespie Field & Santee Town Center)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
(standard gauge)
Electrification 600 V DC Overhead lines
Operating speed 65 mph (105 km/h) (max)
Route map
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg
Blue Line
to San Ysidro
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg
Orange Line
to El Cajon Transit Center
12th & Imperial Transit Center
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg
Blue Line
to America Plaza
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg
Orange Line
via Civic Center
Storage and Maintenance Yard
Gaslamp Quarter
Convention Center
Seaport Village
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg
Orange & Silver Lines
via Civic Center Transit Center
Santa Fe DepotOrange Line
County Center/Little Italy
Middletown
Washington Street
I-5
Old Town Transit Center
I-8
Coaster icon.svg  Coaster Pacific Surfliner
Amtrak
Pacific Surfliner
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg
Blue Line extension (MCCTP)
to Westfield UTC
Morena/Linda Vista
Fashion Valley Transit Center
SR 163
Hazard Center
Mission Valley Center
Rio Vista
I-805 (Mission Valley Viaduct)
Fenton Parkway
Qualcomm Stadium
I-15 / SR 15
Mission San Diego
Grantville
I-8
SDSU Transit Center
Alvarado Medical Center
70th Street
I-8
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg
Orange Line
to Santa Fe Depot
Grossmont Transit Center
SR 125
Amaya Drive
I-8
El Cajon Transit CenterOrange Line
I-8
Arnele Avenue
Gillespie Field
Santee Town Center

The Green Line is a 23.6-mile (38.0 km) light rail line in the San Diego Trolley system, operated by San Diego Trolley, Inc. an operating division of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).[2] The Green Line currently operates between Downtown San Diego and the city of Santee.[3][4] The Green Line has the second highest ridership of the San Diego Trolley's three regular lines, transporting 13,673,926 riders during FY 2014 according to the MTS.[1]

The line is one of four lines in the Trolley system, the others include the Blue and Orange and Silver lines.

History[edit]

The Green Line is the third line in the San Diego Trolley system with service beginning on July 10, 2005, upon the completion and opening of the 5.9 miles (9.5 km)[2] Mission Valley East extension.[5] The line operates on this extension as well as segments previously served by the Blue Line between the Old Town Transit Center and Mission San Diego, and by the Orange Line east of the Grossmont Transit Center.

The San Diego State University (SDSU) stop on the Green Line is the San Diego Trolley system's only underground station.

2012 realignment[edit]

During a system redesign which took effect on September 2, 2012, as part of the Trolley Renewal Project, the western portion of the Green Line was extended from Old Town south through downtown and the Bayside, terminating at 12th & Imperial Transit Center's Bayside Terminal.[4][6] This redesign allowed for two "universal" transfer points among all three lines, at the 12th & Imperial Transit Center, and at the adjacent Santa Fe Depot/America Plaza stations.[6]

Stops along the Green Line[edit]

Green Line
(12th & Imperial–Old Town–Santee)
Station Name Connections Bus Train Parking Info Notes
12th & Imperial Transit Center
Blue Line Blue Line
Orange Line Orange Line
Silver Line Silver Line
MTS Bus icon.svg MTS Info icon.svg Serves Petco Park.
Universal transfer station for all lines.
Terminus for Green and Silver Lines.
Gaslamp Quarter
Silver Line Silver Line Serves Gaslamp Quarter; also Convention Center & Petco Park.
Convention Center
Silver Line Silver Line Serves Convention Center.
Seaport Village Silver Line Silver Line Serves Seaport Village.
Santa Fe Depot
Orange Line Orange Line Coaster icon.svg MTS Info icon.svg Directly adjacent to America Plaza – so is an "indirect" transfer point for Blue and Silver Lines.
Terminus for Orange Line.
Transfer point for the Coaster and the Surfliner.
County Center/Little Italy Serves San Diego County Administration Center.
Middletown
Washington Street MTS Bus icon.svg
Old Town Transit Center MTS Bus icon.svg Coaster icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg MTS Info icon.svg Serves Old Town Historic Park.
Transfer point for the Coaster and the Surfliner.
Morena/Linda Vista MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves University of San Diego.
Fashion Valley Transit Center MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Fashion Valley Mall.
Hazard Center Serves the Hazard Center Shopping Center.
Mission Valley Center MTS Bus icon.svg Serves Westfield Mission Valley.
Rio Vista
Fenton Parkway This was an infill station (it was added almost 3 years after the line's opening) – the only infill station on the current Green Line.
Qualcomm Stadium Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Qualcomm Stadium.
Mission San Diego MTS Bus icon.svg Serves Mission San Diego de Alcalá.
Grantville MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg
SDSU Transit Center MTS Bus icon.svg Serves San Diego State University.
Only underground station in the Trolley system.
Alvarado Medical Center Serves the Alvarado Medical Center.
70th Street MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg
Grossmont Transit Center Orange Line Orange Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg
Amaya Drive Orange Line Orange Line Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg
El Cajon Transit Center Orange Line Orange Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Terminus for Orange Line.
Arnele Avenue MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Westfield Parkway.
Gillespie Field Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Gillespie Field (airport).
Santee Town Center MTS Bus icon.svg Terminus for Green Line.

Gallery[edit]

Siemens S70 Green Line train at SDSU's underground station, on the station's opening day. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTS Announces a Record 95 Million Passengers Rode the Bus and Trolley in FY 2014". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. August 19, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "San Diego Trolley, Inc." (pdf). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. February 2013. Retrieved 2015-12-11 – via http://www.sdmts.com/about-mts. 
  3. ^ "SDMTS - Trolley". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  4. ^ a b Fudge, Tom (April 30, 2012). "San Diego's Green Line Will Finally Arrive Downtown In September". KPBS-FM. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  5. ^ Ristine, Jeff (July 23, 2006). "After 25 years, the trolley keeps on moving". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  6. ^ a b "SDMTS Service Changes, September 2012". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. September 2, 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 

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