Washington Street station (San Diego Trolley)

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Washington Street
San Diego Trolley station
Washington ST Station.jpg
Siemens-Duewag U2 approaching in 2008
Location2136 West Washington Street
San Diego, California
Coordinates32°44′30″N 117°11′01″W / 32.741725°N 117.183504°W / 32.741725; -117.183504Coordinates: 32°44′30″N 117°11′01″W / 32.741725°N 117.183504°W / 32.741725; -117.183504
Owned bySan Diego Metropolitan Transit System
ConnectionsBus transport MTS: 10
Construction
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1996
Rebuilt2011
Services
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line
  Future services  
Blue Line
toward University Towne Center
Location

Washington Street is a station of the Green Line on the San Diego Trolley. It is located in an industrial corridor along the edge of San Diego International Airport. The stop also serves a crowded residential area in the Mission Hills 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]

On July 2, 2011, the station was closed to undergo renovations[2][3] as part of the Trolley Renewal Project.[4] It was originally supposed to be reopened by early September,[2] but numerous construction issues pushed the reopening back into the Fall.[5] After numerous delays, the station was reopened on November 24, 2011.[6]

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.[7] Blue Line service at this station will resume when the Mid-Coast Trolley extension is completed by 2021.[8]

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 (Old Town Transit Center)
San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line (future service) toward University Towne Center (Old Town Transit Center)
Southbound San Diego Trolley Blue Line.svg Blue Line (future service) toward San Ysidro Transit Center (Middletown)
San Diego Trolley Green Line.svg Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Middletown)
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 →

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. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  2. ^ a b "MTS Starts Downtown Trolley Station Reconstruction Washington Street Station to Close Temporarily on July 2". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. June 23, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  3. ^ "Washington Street Trolley station to close for renewal". San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing Co. June 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  4. ^ "Trolley Renewal Project". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  5. ^ Castillo, Efren (October 17, 2011). "Washington Street Trolley Station". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  6. ^ "Washington St Station now to remain closed thru late Nov due to construction issues". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (via Twitter). November 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  7. ^ "September 2, 2012 Service Changes. Major Bus and Trolley Service Changes". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  8. ^ "Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Fact Sheet" (PDF). San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). May 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07.