Washington Street station (San Diego Trolley)

Washington Street is a station of the Green Line on the San Diego Trolley. It is located in an industrial corridor along the edge of San Diego International Airport. The stop also serves a crowded residential area in the Mission Hills neighborhood, which includes a variety of medium-density housing within blocks of the station. This station opened in June 1996 as part of the Blue Line (then called the North/South Line) extension to the Old Town Transit Center.[1]

Washington Street
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San Diego Trolley station
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Siemens-Duewag U2 approaching in 2008
Location2136 West Washington Street
San Diego, CA
Coordinates32°44′30″N 117°11′01″W / 32.741725°N 117.183504°W / 32.741725; -117.183504Coordinates: 32°44′30″N 117°11′01″W / 32.741725°N 117.183504°W / 32.741725; -117.183504
Owned bySan Diego Metropolitan Transit System
ConnectionsBus transport MTS: 10
Disabled accessYes
Preceding station   San Diego Trolley   Following station
Green Line
  Future services  
Blue Line
toward University Towne Center

On July 2, 2011, the station was closed to undergo renovations[2][3] as part of the Trolley Renewal Project.[4] It was originally supposed to be reopened by early September,[2] but numerous construction issues pushed the reopening back into the Fall.[5] After numerous delays, the station was reopened on November 24, 2011.[6]

On September 2, 2012, service to this station was replaced by the Green Line, when the Blue Line's northern terminus was truncated to the America Plaza station as part of a system redesign.[7] Blue Line service at this station will resume when the Mid-Coast Trolley extension is completed by 2021.[8]

Platforms and tracksEdit

Trolley Northbound  Green Line toward Santee Town Center (Old Town Transit Center)
Trolley Southbound  Green Line toward 12th & Imperial Transit Center (Middletown)
Amtrak/Coaster  Pacific Surfliner No stops
 Coaster No stops

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ristine, Jeff (July 23, 2006). "After 25 years, the trolley keeps on moving". San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing Co. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  2. ^ a b "MTS Starts Downtown Trolley Station Reconstruction Washington Street Station to Close Temporarily on July 2". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. June 23, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  3. ^ "Washington Street Trolley station to close for renewal". San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing Co. June 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  4. ^ "Trolley Renewal Project". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  5. ^ Castillo, Efren (October 17, 2011). "Washington Street Trolley Station". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  6. ^ "Washington St Station now to remain closed thru late Nov due to construction issues". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (via Twitter). November 14, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  7. ^ "September 2, 2012 Service Changes. Major Bus and Trolley Service Changes". San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  8. ^ "Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Fact Sheet" (PDF). San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). May 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-07.