The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has launched new low-floor trolley service on the Orange Line, marking the substantial completion of a $13 million renovation of the line’s stations. A ceremony was held at the Euclid Avenue Transit Center in San Diego to recognize the occasion. The Orange Line project included the renovation of nine stations, as well as signaling and grade crossing improvements. Station platforms were resurfaced, new shelters, signage and lighting were installed, as well as fiber-optic communication systems added. These included next-arrival electronic signs and surveillance cameras were added. The project is part of the $720 million trolley renewal project that entails rebuilding all stations from Old Town to San Ysidro, and from La Mesa to downtown San Diego to accommodate the new low-floor vehicles from Siemens.
APWA 2013 Transportation Project of the Year Award
LOCATION: San Diego, CA
CLIENT: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
PROJECT VALUE: $13 million
- Train Station Renovation
- Signaling and Grade Crossing Improvements
- Construction Management