Middletown station (San Diego Trolley)

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Middletown
San Diego Trolley station
Middletown station 2019.jpg
Middletown station in 2019
Location1396 Palm Street
San Diego, California
Coordinates32°43′59″N 117°10′28″W / 32.733125°N 117.174438°W / 32.733125; -117.174438Coordinates: 32°43′59″N 117°10′28″W / 32.733125°N 117.174438°W / 32.733125; -117.174438
Owned bySan Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1996
Rebuilt2012
Services
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line
  Future services  
Blue Line
toward University Towne Center
Location
Middletown station in 2010

Middletown is a station of the Green Line on the San Diego Trolley. It is located in a narrow strip of land between San Diego International Airport and Interstate 5. It also serves the Middletown neighborhood, which includes a variety of medium-density housing within blocks of the station. This station opened in June 1996 as part of the Blue Line (then called the North/South Line) extension to the Old Town Transit Center.[1]

The station was closed from May 21[2] through August 2012[3] for renovations as part of the Trolley Renewal Project.[4]

On September 2, 2012, service to this station was replaced by the Green Line, when the Blue Line's northern terminus was truncated to the America Plaza station as part of a system redesign.[5] Blue Line service at this station will resume when the Mid-Coast Trolley extension is completed by 2021.[6]

Station layout[edit]

There are four tracks, two for the trolley station and two passing tracks for commuter, intercity, and BNSF freight service.

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Washington Street)
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line (future service) toward University Towne Center (Washington Street)
Southbound San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line (future service) toward San Ysidro Transit Center (County Center/Little Italy)
San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (County Center/Little Italy)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Coaster icon.svg Coaster does not stop here
     Pacific Surfliner does not stop here
Southbound Coaster icon.svg Coaster does not stop here →
     Pacific Surfliner does not stop here →

Airport Connection[edit]

San Diego International Airport is accessible from this station. In July 2015, the airport added its "TROLLEY → TERMINAL" shuttle service that adds a stop near this station to buses that operate the terminals and the airport's consolidated rental car center, which opened January 20, 2016.[7] Passengers board the shuttle at the corner of Admiral Boland Way and West Palm Street, which is about 900 feet (270 m) southwest of the station along West Palm Street.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ristine, Jeff (July 23, 2006). "After 25 years, the trolley keeps on moving". San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing Co. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Construction Alert Upcoming Trolley Station and Road Closures" (PDF). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. April 13, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Construction Advisory Trolley Station Closures & Detours August 2012 through March 2013" (PDF). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. August 24, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Trolley Renewal Project". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "September 2, 2012 Service Changes. Major Bus and Trolley Service Changes". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2012. Archived from the original on April 30, 2015. Retrieved 2013-12-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Fact Sheet" (PDF). San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). May 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Baskas, Harriet. "San Diego Airport's new rental car center a showcase for art". USA Today. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  8. ^ "Public Transportation". San Diego International Airport. Retrieved 2021-02-12.