This film shows the light rail system of San Diego, California, which is simply known as “San Diego Trolley.”
The system consists of three lines (Blue, Orange and Green) that run through downtown San Diego in a loop, but reach quite far into the suburbs. The Blue line actually terminates in San Ysidro, which is directly by the Mexican border.
The fleet consists mostly of SD100 and (newer) S70 light rail vehicles manufactured by Siemens. But there are also some older U2 type vehicles from Düwag in operation. Note that quite interestingly, these are of the same class as the ones used in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. There is also a historic PCC streetcar operating along the downtown loop during the day as a tourist attraction.
Most of this film is shot around the downtown area. Being typical for a U.S. city, the streets in downtown are not very lively (even though I filmed this on a weekday). Toward the end we see some scenes in San Ysidro before the film concludes at Beyer Boulevard station of the Blue line.
Index to the film:
0:00 – 12th & Imperial Transit Center
2:23 – 12th Ave & K St (Yes, street names have single letter names. Beautiful, isn't it?)
3:10 – 12th Ave & J St
4:07 – Park & Market Station
5:04 – 12th & G St
5:47 – City College Station
7:18 – C St & 8th Ave
8:06 – Civic Center Station
9:57 – America Plaza Station (the Blue line ends here)
12:03 – Siemens SD100 Ride from County Center/Little Italy Station to Santa Fe Depot Station (notice the English and Spanish announcements)
13:05 – Santa Fe Depot Station (the Orange line ends here)
14:04 – West Ash Street (ding ding ding ding…)
14:33 – County Center/Little Italy Station
14:56 – The Little Italy district is actually very close to the airport!
15:20 – Convention Center Station
15:59 – Gaslamp Quarter Station
16:54 – 12th & Imperial (once more). Spot the U2 train!
19:22 – San Ysidro Transit Center (the Blue line ends here)
21:02 – Beyer Boulevard Station
For a short film featuring the Amtrak and Coaster trains of San Diego, look here: http://youtu.be/nosKRK5GIEo
More info on San Diego Trolley (SDMTS) Light Rail / Tram
Bing: San Diego Trolley (SDMTS) Light Rail / Tram Search results
Home | San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
We hire a variety of roles, from bus drivers and Trolley operators to planners and customer service agents. Get your career on the right track! All MTS Passes are available on Compass Card, a smart card for transit in San Diego.
Trolley | San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
The Trolley connects San Diego's east and south county communities with the Downtown region. Trolley | San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Skip to main content
Maps and Routes | San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
Southern Area Map and Downtown San Diego Inset - Effective September 2019 (Southern Area/Downtown San Diego are served primarily by MTS) Download the Regional Transit Map
San Diego Trolley - Wikipedia
The San Diego Trolley (reporting mark SDTI) is a light rail system operating in the metropolitan area of San Diego. It is known colloquially as "The Trolley". The Trolley's operator, San Diego Trolley, Inc. (SDTI), is a subsidiary of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS). The Trolley began service on July 26, 1981, making it the oldest of the second-generation light rail systems in ...
Trolley Extension/Light Rail Transit - On The Go
Trolley Extension/Light Rail Transit. Construction start: October 2016. Expected start of service: 2021. A project of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project is an 11-mile extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego north to University City ...
Fares & Passes | San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
One way fares, pass prices, and day pass information for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Fares & Passes | San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Skip to main content
Schedules & Real Time | San Diego ... - San Diego Trolley
Search for Schedules and Real Time by Bus Route, Trolley Line, Stop Number or Location Real time arrivals are estimates based on GPS data. Please plan to arrive at your stop a few minutes early.
San Diego Trolley (SDMTS) Light Rail / Tram
This film shows the light rail system of San Diego, California, which is simply known as “San Diego Trolley.” The system consists of three lines (Blue, Orange and Green) that run through ...
San Diego Trolley
San Diego Trolley California, USA 1995 Trolley cars made in Germany by SIEMENS and DUEWAG.
San Diego Trolley Green Line
San Diego Trolley (SDMTS) Light Rail / Tram passing by Fashion Valley (Green Line) San Diego Trolley (SDMTS) Light Rail / Tram passing by Fashion Valley (Green Line) ... San Diego Trolley Green ...