Special Event Line (San Diego Trolley)

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Red Line Special Event Line
Overview
Type Light rail
System San Diego Trolley
Status Closed
Locale San Diego, California
Termini Qualcomm Stadium
12th & Imperial Transit Center
Stations 15
Website http://www.sdmts.com/
Operation
Opened July 10, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-07-10)
Closed August 29, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-08-29)
Owner Metropolitan Transit System
Operator(s) San Diego Trolley, Inc.
Rolling stock

Triple Car U2 Trains

* Train configurations may vary
Technical
Number of tracks 2 Tracks
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification 600 V DC Overhead lines
Operating speed Max. 50 mph (80 km/h)

The Special Event Service Line was a light rail line operated by the San Diego Trolley, an operating division of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. These trains operated between Qualcomm Stadium and downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter during sporting events at Petco Park and Qualcomm Stadium, as well as selected conventions and other major city events. These trains ran anywhere from every 7 1/2 to 15 minutes apart in addition to normally scheduled trains based on the time, size and location of the event.

The Special Event Line was used between 2005 through 2012, after which it was shut down as part of a system redesign. The entire route the Special Event line ran is now served by the Green Line, and MTS now opts to add cars and increase service on that route when needed.

The last Special Event Trolley departed at 6:54 pm on August 29, 2012.

Stops along the Special Event Line[edit]

Special Event Line
(Petco Park–Qualcomm Stadium)
Station Name Connections Bus Train Parking Info Notes
Qualcomm Stadium Green Line Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Qualcomm Stadium.

Transfer station for Green Line.

Fenton Parkway Green Line
Rio Vista Green Line
Mission Valley Center Green Line MTS Bus icon.svg Serves Westfield Mission Valley.
Hazard Center Green Line
Fashion Valley Transit Center Green Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves Fashion Valley Mall.
Morena/Linda Vista Green Line MTS Bus icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg Serves University of San Diego.
Old Town Transit Center San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line
Green Line
MTS Bus icon.svg Coaster icon.svg Zeichen 314 - Parkplatz, StVO 2013.svg MTS Info icon.svg Serves Old Town Historic Park.
Washington Street San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line MTS Bus icon.svg
Middletown San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line
County Center/Little Italy San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line
Santa Fe Depot San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line Coaster icon.svg MTS Info icon.svg Transfer station for Blue Line.
Seaport Village San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line
Serves Seaport Village.

Transfer station for Orange and Silver Lines.

Convention Center San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line
Serves Convention Center.
Gaslamp Quarter San Diego Trolley Orange Line.svg Orange Line
San Diego Trolley Silver Line.svg Silver Line
Serves Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park, Convention Center.
12th & Imperial Transit Center
(Bayside Terminal)
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 Serves Petco Park.

Transfer station for Blue and Orange Lines.
Not an official station, used to reverse direction.