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    Ride the Trolley to the BallPark!

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    San Diego Padres

    The San Diego Trolley system is an attractive option for those traveling from the north, east or south. Five San Diego Trolley stations sit within a 15 minute walk of the park. Park and ride lots are located along all Trolley lines, providing the convenience of leaving your car behind. In fact, nearly 10,000 parking spaces are available at park and ride locations throughout the county. There are also parking spaces available at Qualcomm Stadium, with direct Trolley service to PETCO Park.

    San Diego Trolley will provide special, more direct "Green Line" service from Qualcomm Stadium to the ballpark via the Convention Center route, on game days, starting two hours before the game and running until two hours after the game. "Green Line" trains will serve all Mission Valley stations and the Old Town Transit Center, with the exception of Mission San Diego, which will not be served by the "Green Line" service.

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    Cruising around San Diego by Trolly!!!

    by iris2002 Written Mar 25, 2004

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    Trolley

    I found the Trolley a most splendid way ot getting around (apart that it reminds me of Vienna) just 3 notches up... even AIRCONDITION!!! YAHOO

    Below is a website with the current schedule and Trolley stops ...

    ... so hop on and enjoy the ride (ahem, and NO I don't get commission from the SD tourist board....!!) hihi

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    San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This station was open in 1986 and is Accessible for the disabled. This particular station is where it stops right in front of the Gas Lamp Quarters and Civic Center. These are a great way to get around. Their is a stop not far from my Neices home and my sister says they have used it several times to come down to this area.

    Preceding station:
    Convention Center toward Gaslamp Quarter ~Orange Line
    Following Station:
    12th & Imperial Transit Center toward Gillespie Field

    Proceeding Station:
    12th & Imperial Transit Center Terminus ~Special Event Service
    Following Station:
    Convention Center toward Qualcomm Stadium

    105 6th Avenue San Diego, CA

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    San Diego Trolley

    by travelgirl3 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    San Diego Trolley

    On our recent visit, we stayed very close to the Gaslamp District, and did a lot of walking. Because we had also rented a car, we did not take advantage of the San Diego Trolley, however, it looks like a very efficient way to travel.

    When doing my research prior to our trip, I kept reading about The Trolley. I now realize there are 2 'Trolley's'. This one is the San Diego Trolley, which is part of the basic public transportion system. The other one is the 'Old Town Trolley', which is a tourist trolley, which also takes you around San Diego. See my tip on the Old Town Trolley for more info.

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    Old Town Trolley worked for us!

    by shrimp56 Updated Dec 29, 2005

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    Old Town Trolley

    We found the Old Town Trolley useful not just as a tour, but as basic transportation -- if you are staying on Coronado Island, as we were, it is cost efficient compared with taking cabs and much more entertaining!
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    All of the drivers are good -- but Frank has to take the prize for over-the-top looniness.

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    Trolley

    by Dabs Written Apr 29, 2008

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    Trolley

    On my 2nd day in San Diego I decided to leave my car parked at the hotel and get around using San Diego's public transportation. Fares are calculated based on the number of stops you go and I figured I would be riding it at least 3 times so I bought a 1 day pass for $5 which was also good on the buses I used in Coronado.

    You can purchase a ticket or day pass from a machine at the trolley station, the trolley was really easy to figure out, just figure out which color line your station is on and see which direction the trolley is going in, there are only three lines, the orange, the blue and the green.

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    San Diego Trolley System

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The San Diego Trolley

    What San Diego calls a trolley is actually a light rail system, and very different from the Old Time Trolley Tours. We found the Trolley to be our best bet to take us south of the city center to San Ysidro on the Mexican border at Tiajuana. We took the Blue Line from the Sante Fe Depot to the southern terminus of the line at San Ysidro, and back. We took the Blue Line from the Sante Fe Depot to the southern terminus of the line, and back.

    The San Diego Trolley, which has been in orperation since 1981, is a 48-mile network with three different segments: the Blue Line, the Orange Line and the new Green Line. It is an easy, effecient and inexpensive way to get around much of the San Diego area.

    Click the link below to see a Trolley route map and timetables.

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    Getting around by trolley

    by Jefie Updated Oct 29, 2013

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    San Diego trolley arriving at the station

    San Diego's trolley lines do not cover the entire city, but some areas such as the Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town San Diego are easy to reach by trolley. There are several types of passes that can be purchased from the automated machines located at each station. First, you need to buy a Compass Card for $2, and then you can add whatever type of fare you want on the card. Each time we decided to use the trolley we got a daily pass for $5, which made it possible to use the trolley as often as we needed during the day. Make sure to validate your card before you get on the trolley since random checks are fairly frequent.

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    Old Town Trolley

    by travelgirl3 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Old Town Trolley - San Diego, CA

    Prior to our trip, I kept reading about 'The Trolley' and how it was a great way to get around San Diego.

    What I didn't realize is that there are 2 'trolleys'. This one is the Old Town Trolley, which is more of a tourist thing. The trolley travels around the city, and for 1 ticket, you can spend the day getting off and on at various spots.

    It's not to be confused (like me) with the San Diego Trolley which are the red trolleys, and are part of the San Diego public transit system. (see my Tip on the San Diego Trolley for more info.)

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    Meet me at Kettner and Broadway

    by marinarena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    train depot at Kettner and Broadway, San Diego

    At this SD intersection, people can easily meet and get around throughout the county. The Amtrak train ends its west coast journey via south right here. Also , this is the centerpoint of the SD red trolley routes where one can catch the blue or orange trains and wehre many bus cross.

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    One of the many ways to get aroun San Diego

    by Straggler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Down Town Transfer Station

    One of the many way to get around San Diego is by the red trolley.

    Cost is from $1to $5 us dollars.

    The San Diego Trolley is known for its reliability, safety, and convenience. The Trolley is also a fun way to get around, whether traveling to the International Border, or heading to Centre City's shopping, restaurants, harbor and historic attractions. The San Diego Trolley now serves historic Old Town, California's birthplace, as well as Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, and Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field.

    Note: The downtown transfer station is just across the street from the Train Station and a block from the harbor!!

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    Metropolitin Transit System

    by ycnan Written Sep 20, 2002

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    Actually, the transit system is pretty good and easy to use. The trolley is wonderful. It goes to the Mexican border and the shopping malls in Mission Valley. There are several transit centers where you can transfer to buses. The buses do not travel as often as in other cities, so take a book and work on your suntan.

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    Trolley

    by acemj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    San Diego has a light rail network that wasn't in use when I lived there. I've never ridden it, but based on the website below you can get all around town from Old Town to the Gaslamp to San Ysidro. Fares are between $1.25 and $3.00 depending on the distance travelled.

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    Trolley to Mexico

    by tampa_shawn Written Nov 8, 2013

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    One of the easiest ways to get to Tijana from San Diego is the Trolley (the route is called the Tijana Trolley). This trolley takes you right to the Mexican border.

    REMEMBER if you are a US citizen you will need a passport.

    When walking back across the border look for the Avenida Revoltuion and the big arch and go across the pedestrian bridge through a shopping
    plaza. You will need to stand in line to be processed.

    The last time I checked the Troll is about $2.50 each way

    For the trolly map http://www.sdmts.com/trolley/trolley.asp

    The Mexican border is on the Blue line and is at the end of the line "San Ysidro". The blue line starts down town which means you may need to pay for parking. So you may want to get on at another stop and move to the blue line. the map above shows where parking is free.

    This isnt' the only way to get across the border see http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/casdmenu/a/tijuana_trans.htm

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    San Diego Transportation system

    by tampa_shawn Written Nov 8, 2013

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    San Diego has a decent infrastructure for travelers who don't have cars, especially if you are in the downtown area

    The link to our system is:http://www.sdmts.com/

    But the best way I have found is to use GoogleMaps and map and click on the "public transportation" tab. It will even tell you the lines to get on, the cost and how long it will take you.

    If you plan on going this way put the lyft app on your phone. It is a cheap taxi type service that will help take up the slack.

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