Santee Town Center station
|San Diego Trolley station|
Model SD 100 waiting to depart for Old Town Transit Center
|Location||235 Town Center Parkway
Santee, CA 92071
(Incorrectly listed as 152 Civic Center Drive at sdmts.com)
|Owned by||San Diego Metropolitan Transit System|
|Platforms||2 Side platforms|
|Connections||Buses 832, 833, 834, 870|
|Parking||Available at shopping center|
Santee Town Center is a San Diego Trolley station in Santee, California. It began service on August 26, 1995 as the new terminus of the then-named East Line (renamed the Orange Line in 1997) after the opening of the fourth segment of that line. It now marks the eastern terminus of Green Line, and serves as a major park and ride station for the large suburb of Santee. The station is inside a shopping center on the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and Cuyamaca Street.
Prior to July 2005, all Orange Line trolleys used to end at this station. With the introduction of the Green Line service, the Orange Line's terminus was truncated to Gillespie Field and later to El Cajon Transit Center. Since July 2005, all Green Line trolleys serve this station. This is because the path between Gillespie Field and Santee Town Center is single tracked, and having two lines running on that route would cause operational issues.
From the station's opening in 1995 until September 2005, Santee city law prohibited rail service after 9:00pm. That meant that most trains terminated at El Cajon after 9:00pm. The law was lifted in September 2005 soon after the Green Line began operation to Santee.
Platforms and tracks
|West platform||■ No regular service||Trains usually depart from the east platform|
|East platform||■ Green Line||toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Gillespie Field)|
- "MTS Historical Timeline". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
- "East extension means changes in routes, timetables". The San Diego Union-Tribune. July 3, 2005. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
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