THE GS TRAM SITE

SAN DIEGO

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

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10 July 2005

The San Diego system after the introduction of the Green Line




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MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL

NEW YORK

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PHILADELPHIA

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LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

Operator: Metropolitan Transit System

BL Blue Line Old Town Transit Center – Sante Fe Depot – America Plaza – City College – 12th & Imperial Transit Center – Bayfront Street – Palm Avenue – San Ysidro / Tijuana (US-Mexico border)
GL Green Line Old Town Transit Center – Rio Vista – Mission San Diego – San Diego State University (SDSU) – Grossmont Transit Center – El Cajon Transit Center – Gillespie Field – Santee Town Center
OL Orange Line 12th & Imperial Transit Center – Convention Center – America Plaza – City College – 12th & Imperial Transit Center – Euclid Ave. – Lemon Grove Depot – Grossmont Transit Center – El Cajon Transit Center – Gillespie Field

Note: Route designations by letter are not used by the operator.



CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Light rail lines: 82.2 km.


HISTORY

  • Horse-trams: 3 July 1886 - ?
  • Cable cars: 7 June 1890 - 15 Oct. 1892
  • Streetcars: 19 Nov. 1887 - 24 Apr. 1949
  • Light rail: 26 July 1981 - today

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1435 mm. (after 1898); 1067 mm. until 1898
  • Light rail: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

The San Diego Vintage Trolley, Inc. restores old San Diego streetcars and hopes to operate them in the future over the regular downtown San Diego Trolley tracks for touristic purposes.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Mills, J.R. "Ten years of the San Diego trolley: A decade of success in California", Light Rail & Modern Tramway, Jan. 1992 (55:649), p.12-17.
  • Rice, W. & Robins, K. "San Diego - Where red LRVs rule", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 1999 (62:743), p.412-414.
  • San Diego, California: Street guide & automobile road map. San Diego: San Diego Trust & Savings Bank, ca. 1930 and 1940.
  • San Diego street guide. San Diego: San Diego Street Guide Publishers, 1941.
  • Simons, V. "San Diego: A US original", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2013 (76: 908), p.344-347.

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Rob Van Laun of San Diego for his kind corrections of my maps of the original San Diego streetcar network.



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