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Old August 22nd, 2010, 09:56 AM   #21
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 10:35 AM   #22
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Trolley platform station in Fashion Valley. That's the Green Line heading for Santee.

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Trolley stop in front of the Harbor Club Towers, across the Convention Center.

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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #23
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Old August 29th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #24
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I always liked the look of those S70s in Red, the best looking ones out there in my opinion, the SD 100s and the U2s in particular are really showing their age these days though.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM   #25
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I love the U2's! They are my favorite. even though it takes them forever to load and unload a wheelchair. I take the newer trains to State on the green line and am impressed at how fast they are.

Someone should post the pic of the new trolley map they plan on producing once the blue line is extended north to University City...
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:45 AM   #26
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Someone should post the pic of the new trolley map they plan on producing once the blue line is extended north to University City...
Here you go. I didn't realize there was a separate thread devoted to S.D. transit when I posted this to the S.D. Development Thread.

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Old September 19th, 2010, 04:26 AM   #27
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Here you go. I didn't realize there was a separate thread devoted to S.D. transit when I posted this to the S.D. Development Thread.

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if it came to ucsd like that it's be amazing!
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Old September 19th, 2010, 05:30 AM   #28
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if it came to ucsd like that it's be amazing!
Yes it would..How's it going to get up those hills in La Jolla?? Electric trains do not operate well on steep grades.
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Great pictures from San Diego! I love the trains! We have Siemens Desiro trains in red
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Old September 20th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #30
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Yes it would..How's it going to get up those hills in La Jolla?? Electric trains do not operate well on steep grades.
How steep is the grade? LR can operate safely up to a 12% grade, and in places in the US it already operates at a 10% grade. Of course tunneling is another option....but that would raise the cost significantly.

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Old September 20th, 2010, 10:37 PM   #31
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How steep is the grade? LR can operate safely up to a 12% grade, and in places in the US it already operates at a 10% grade. Of course tunneling is another option....but that would raise the cost significantly.

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Thanks for that info. I'm wondering what they are planning to make those grades in LaJolla? Humm maybe some tunneling will be in order like at SDSU..
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Nice pics.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 01:45 AM   #33
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Speaking of the U2's, in its "MTS Moves!" Autumn 2010 bulletin, SDTMS says they will sell 11 U2 Trolley vehicles to the Mendoza Province of Argentina. Four will leave S.D. in January 2011, and the rest will be shipped when SDMTS receives new S-70 cars from Seimens in late 2011.

The flier should be available at this link at some point. They seem to appear in buses ahead of being on this website. http://www.sdmts.com/publication.asp

Also, here's the Trolley Renewal's website:http://www.sdmts.com/trolleyrenewal.asp


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When will they consider to add a new line to the airport, Sea World, Point Loma, and along San Diego coast? I would love to see that happen someday.
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Yes it would..How's it going to get up those hills in La Jolla?? Electric trains do not operate well on steep grades.
More importantly how is it going through UCSD!

Gilman Dr/Voigt Dr are one-lane each way through most of campus so I don't think a trolley line or two fit in the middle.

I would love a underground station but it's unrealistic.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #36
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When will they consider to add a new line to the airport, Sea World, Point Loma, and along San Diego coast? I would love to see that happen someday.
According to this map...

http://www.sandag.org/uploads/projec..._368_11148.pdf

A streetcar for PB, "rapid bus" for Sea World/Point Loma and nothing along the coast.

I think a new line going to the Zoo/North Park is more important.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #37
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This conceptual map from the 2050 RTP may include service to the Zoo:

http://www.sdmts.com/marketing/images/2050Map_Zoom.gif

But its so "busy" that its hard to know for sure.
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More importantly how is it going through UCSD!

Gilman Dr/Voigt Dr are one-lane each way through most of campus so I don't think a trolley line or two fit in the middle.

I would love a underground station but it's unrealistic.
They're planning on routing it through the canyon in 6th college somehow.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #39
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In an advertisement/article in the hard copy of the local San Diego Union Tribune newpaper (yesterday), SDMTS indicates that it will unveil a new low-floor trolley in late July, and that in early august, they will add to their downtown trolley service in the form of restored streetcars.
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In an advertisement/article in the hard copy of the local San Diego Union Tribune newpaper (yesterday), SDMTS indicates that it will unveil a new low-floor trolley in late July, and that in early august, they will add to their downtown trolley service in the form of restored streetcars.
Why are they using restored streetcars as opposed to modern streetcars?
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