Santee Town Center station

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Santee Town Center
San Diego Trolley station
San Diego Trolley Santee Trolley Town Center.JPG
Model SD 100 waiting to depart for Old Town Transit Center
Location235 Town Center Parkway, Santee, California
United States
Coordinates32°50′32″N 116°58′51″W / 32.84231°N 116.98073°W / 32.84231; -116.98073Coordinates: 32°50′32″N 116°58′51″W / 32.84231°N 116.98073°W / 32.84231; -116.98073
Owned bySan Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Operated bySan Diego Trolley
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport Metropolitan Transit System: 832, 833, 834[1]
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessDisabled access
Other information
Station code75020[2]
OpenedJuly 26, 1995 (1995-07-26)[3]
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green LineTerminus

Santee Town Center is a station on the Green Line of the San Diego Trolley, in the San Diego suburb of Santee, California. The station currently serves as the Green Line's northeastern terminus and serves as a major park and ride station. It is located inside a shopping center on the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and Cuyamaca Street.


Santee Town Center opened on August 26, 1995 as the new terminus of the East Line (renamed the Orange Line in 1997), marking the fourth segment to open on the line.[3] In 2005, the Orange Line was truncated to Gillespie Field (and later El Cajon Transit Center) and service to Santee was replaced by the Green Line.[4] The truncation was originally due to the fact that the path between Gillespie Field and Santee Town Center is single tracked, and having two lines running on that route would cause operational issues.[4]

Until September 2005, Santee city law prohibited rail service after 9:00 p.m., meaning that most evening service terminated at El Cajon. The law was lifted in September 2005, soon after the Green Line began operation to Santee.

Station layout[edit]

There are two tracks, each served by a side platform. Trains usually board and alight passengers from the eastbound platform.

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Gillespie Field)
Eastbound ← "No regular service"
Side platform, doors will open on the right

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "San Diego Regional Transit Map" (PDF). San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. September 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Schedules & Real Time". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "History". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Retrieved April 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "East extension means changes in routes, timetables". The San Diego Union-Tribune. July 3, 2005. Retrieved 2012-09-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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