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
Other name(s)Sycuan Green Line
TypeLight rail
SystemSan Diego Trolley
StatusOperational
LocaleSan Diego, California
Termini12th & Imperial Transit Center
Santee Town Center
Stations27[2]
Ridership13,673,926 (FY 2014)[1]
WebsiteSDMTS - Trolley
Operation
OpenedJuly 10, 2005; 13 years ago (2005-07-10)[2]
OwnerMetropolitan Transit System
Operator(s)San Diego Trolley, Inc.
Rolling stock3-car trains (one SD-100 between two S70s of either length)
Technical
Line length23.6 mi (38.0 km)[2]
Number of tracks2 tracks, and 1 track (between Gillespie Field & Santee Town Center)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
(standard gauge)
Electrification600 V DC Overhead lines
Operating speed65 mph (105 km/h) (max)
Route map

12th & Imperial Transit Center
Greyhound Lines
Storage and Maintenance Yard
Gaslamp Quarter
Convention Center
Seaport Village
Santa Fe Depot San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg
County Center/Little Italy
Middletown
Washington Street
Old Town Transit Center
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg
Blue Line extension (MCCTP)
to Westfield UTC
Morena/Linda Vista
Fashion Valley Transit Center
Hazard Center
Mission Valley Center
Rio Vista
I-805 (Mission Valley Viaduct)
Fenton Parkway
Qualcomm Stadium
Mission San Diego
Grantville
San Diego State University
Transit Center
Alvarado Medical Center
70th Street
Grossmont Transit Center
Amaya Drive
El Cajon Transit Center
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Greyhound Lines
Arnele Avenue
Gillespie Field
Santee Town Center

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).[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] It is named due to a naming rights deal with Sycuan Casino[5].

The line is one of four lines in the Trolley system, the others being the Blue, 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.[6] 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][7] 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.[7]

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
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg 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
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line Serves Gaslamp Quarter; also Convention Center & Petco Park.
Convention Center
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line Serves Convention Center.
Seaport Village San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line Serves Seaport Village.
Santa Fe Depot
Transfer at America Plaza:
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line
San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line
Coaster icon.svg MTS Info icon.svg Directly adjacent to America Plaza – so is an "indirect" transfer point for Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.
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 314-50 - 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 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves University of San Diego.
Fashion Valley Transit Center MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314-50 - 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.
Stadium Station Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves SDCCU Stadium.
Mission San Diego MTS Bus icon.svg Serves Mission San Diego de Alcalá.
Grantville MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314-50 - 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 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg
Grossmont Transit Center San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Grossmont Center.
Amaya Drive San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg
El Cajon Transit Center San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Sycuan Casino Shuttle.
Arnele Avenue San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Parkway Plaza. Terminus for Orange Line.
Gillespie Field Zeichen 314-50 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Gillespie Field (airport).
Santee Town Center MTS Bus icon.svg Serves Santee Trolley Square and Santee Town Center.
Terminus for Green Line.

Gallery[edit]

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 September 19, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e "San Diego Trolley, Inc" (pdf). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. February 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2015 – via http://www.sdmts.com/about-mts.
  3. ^ "SDMTS - Trolley". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2015. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Fudge, Tom (April 30, 2012). "San Diego's Green Line Will Finally Arrive Downtown In September". KPBS-FM. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sycuan Casino Inks Naming Rights Agreement for the MTS Sycuan Green Line". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. October 19, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b "SDMTS Service Changes, September 2012". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. September 2, 2012. Archived from the original on April 30, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2012.

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