Construction set to begin on trolley's Blue Line: Route runs from Old Town to San Ysidro

Mayor Bob Filner expected at groundbreaking

SAN DIEGO - A new round of construction on the San Diego trolley system's Blue Line is scheduled to begin Thursday, according to the Metropolitan Transit System.

The stations along the line between Old Town and San Ysidro will be completely remodeled to speed loading and unloading of passengers, with platforms that accommodate state-of-the-art low-rise trolley cars, next-arrival
signs, new shelters and equipment like new track and switches. Details on any planned service outages were not immediately provided by the MTS.

The Blue Line is the oldest of the system's three routes.

Upgrades have already been performed on the Orange Line, which runs between downtown and El Cajon.

The MTS hope the Blue Line upgrades will provide quicker, more comfortable and convenient trips for riders. The agency plans a groundbreaking ceremony with area political officials at the Barrio Logan Trolley Station at
1910 Harbor Drive starting at 11 a.m. Thursday.


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