Green Line (San Diego Trolley)
A San Diego Trolley on the Green Line approaching
El Cajon Transit Center.
|Other name(s)||Sycuan Green Line|
|System||San Diego Trolley|
|Locale||San Diego, California|
12th & Imperial Transit Center|
Santee Town Center
|Ridership||13,673,926 (FY 2014)|
|Website||SDMTS - Trolley|
|Opened||July 10, 2005|
|Owner||Metropolitan Transit System|
|Operator(s)||San Diego Trolley, Inc.|
|Rolling stock||3-car trains (one SD-100 between two S70s of either length)|
|Line length||23.6 mi (38.0 km)|
|Number of tracks||2 tracks, and 1 track (between Gillespie Field & Santee Town Center)|
4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Electrification||600 V DC Overhead lines|
|Operating speed||65 mph (105 km/h) (max)|
The Green Line (officially the Sycuan Green Line for sponsorship purposes) 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). The Green Line currently operates between Downtown San Diego and the city of Santee. 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. It is named due to a naming rights deal with Sycuan Casino.
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) Mission Valley East extension. 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.
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. 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.
Stops along the Green Line
- "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.
- "San Diego Trolley, Inc" (pdf). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. February 2013. Retrieved 2015-12-11 – via http://www.sdmts.com/about-mts.
- "SDMTS - Trolley". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- Fudge, Tom (April 30, 2012). "San Diego's Green Line Will Finally Arrive Downtown In September". KPBS-FM. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "Sycuan Casino Inks Naming Rights Agreement for the MTS Sycuan Green Line". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Ristine, Jeff (July 23, 2006). "After 25 years, the trolley keeps on moving". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2009.
- "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.
Route map: Google