San Diego

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Overview - San Diego

Located on the eponymous bay north of the US-Mexico border, San Diego is the seat of San Diego County. It has approximately 1,426,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2018. The San Diego metropolitan area (San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad) comprised 3,343,364 residents as of the 2018 US Census Bureau Estimate.


San Diego's rapid transit network consists of three light rail services. It also has a commuter rail line and a tourist trolley running on its light rail network (not covered on this site).

San Diego Trolley

Opened 1981, the San Diego Trolley consists of three light rail services that serve the city of San Diego, California and the surrounding suburbs.

Blue Line

The Blue Line of the San Diego Trolley is a 24.8 km light rail service on a North-South alignment, running from America Plaza in downtown San Diego to San Ysidro Transit Center in the south on the US-Mexico border, serving 18 stations.


The Blue Line was opened in July 1981. Service was cut back to America Plaza in September 2012. The Blue Line is owned by the Metropolitan Transit System and operated by San Diego Trolley Inc.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Blue15'7-8'15'15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020

Orange Line

The Orange Line of the San Diego Trolley is a 29.0 km light rail service on an East-West alignment, running from Courthouse in downtown San Diego to Arnele Avenue in the east, serving 19 stations.


The Orange Line was opened in March 1986. The latest expansion to the line was the moving of the western terminal from America Plaza to a new Courthouse station in April 2018. The Orange Line is owned by the Metropolitan Transit System and operated by San Diego Trolley Inc.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Orange15'15'15'15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020

Green Line

The Green Line of the San Diego Trolley is a 38.0 km light rail service on an East-West alignment, running from 12th & Imperial Transit Center in the west to Santee Town Center in the east, serving 27 stations.


The Green Line was opened in July 2005. The Green Line is owned by the Metropolitan Transit System and operated by San Diego Trolley Inc.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Green15'15'15-30'15-30'*1

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020

*1 - Headways depend both on station and time of day. See timetable for more information.

Coaster

Coaster

The Coaster is a commuter rail line on a North-South alignment, running from Oceanside Transit Center in the north to San Diego in the south, serving 8 stations


The Coaster was opened in February 1995.

References & Helpful Links

San Diego Trolley at Wikipedia

Coaster at Wikipedia

Official Website for San Diego Trolley: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

Official Website for Coaster: North County Transit District


Maps

Official System Map - San Diego Trolley [Last Accessed Jan 14, 2020]


Other Sources

San Diego, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

San Diego Trolley colors taken from official map as of Dec 2019.

Coaster colors taken from NCTD logo as of Dec 2019.


Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020

Old Maps
Note: Not all maps reflect changes in service. Older maps may contain inaccuracies.
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