General information
  Rail modes: Light rail and Regional rail
  Number of light rail lines: 2
    Blue, Orange
  Number of regional rail lines: 1
    Coaster
  Operating agencies:  
    San Diego Trolley - operates all light rail lines
    North County Transit District (NCTD) - operates all regional rail lines
  Number of light rail stations: 50
  Number of regional rail stations: 8
  Light rail bi-directional route length: 75 km (47 mi)
  Regional rail bi-directional route length: 66 km (41 mi)
  Annual light rail ridership (2003): 25.4 million
  Annual regional rail ridership (2002): 1.3 million
       
System maps
  Light rail: San Diego Trolley map
  Regional rail: NCTD map
  Downtown map showing all rail lines and stations in Downtown San Diego.
  Regional system map showing all rail lines and stations in the entire metropolitan area.
       
Transfer points and connections to other transportation systems
  Connections between light rail lines
    Transfers between the two lines can be made at America Plaza and 12th/Imperial.
  Connections between regional rail lines
    Oceanside is a transfer point between regional rail lines of San Diego (Coaster) and Los Angeles (Orange County, Inland Empire) metropolitan areas.
  Connections between light rail and regional rail
    Convenient transfers can be made at the following locations:
Light rail station   Regional rail station
America Plaza (Blue, Orange) and Santa Fe Depot (Coaster)
Santa Fe Depot (Blue) and Santa Fe Depot (Coaster)
Old Town TC (Blue) and Old Town TC (Coaster)
  Connections between light rail and Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
    Convenient transfers can be made at the following locations:
Light rail station   Amtrak station
America Plaza (Blue, Orange) and Santa Fe Depot
Santa Fe Depot (Blue) and Santa Fe Depot
Old Town TC (Blue) and Old Town TC
  Connections between regional rail and Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
    Oceanside is a transfer point between Coaster and Amtrak.
       
Travel times
  Travel times by rail transit in the metropolitan area
       
Hours of operation
  Round-the-clock service (Saturdays only, continuous service from Saturday mornings to Sunday evenings):
    Blue (Old Town TC - San Ysidro/Tijuana).
  Full-time service (7 days a week, last train from Downtown between 19:55 and 1:45):
    Blue (all stops), Orange (all stops).
  Infrequent and irregular service (weekdays and Saturdays only, a few trains throughout the day):
    Coaster (all stops).
  For more information, see the official San Diego Trolley and NCTD schedules.
       
Service frequency
  Light rail service frequency in the metropolitan area
  Regional rail service frequency in the metropolitan area
  Selected Downtown stations totals
       
Future development of the system
  Light rail:
    Mission Valley East extension is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in late 2004.  The new segment will extend Blue line from its current terminal at Mission San Diego to a new junction with Orange line between La Mesa Boulevard and Grossmont Center.  From there Blue line will follow the existing Orange line segment further east.  Four new stations will be built on this 9-km segment, plus Blue line service will be provided to the existing Orange line stations at Grossmont Center and further east.  The new link will complete the light rail loop around the eastern part of the metropolitan area.
    Oceanside - Escondido line will be constructed in north San Diego county by 2005 and will be independent of the existing light rail system.  The new line will be 36 km long and have 15 new stations, including a transfer station to the regional rail and Amtrak at Oceanside.  30-minute service frequency will be provided on this line after its opening.
    Further plans call for construction of Mid-Coast Corridor from the existing station at Old Town Transit Center north to UCSD and University City.  The project will be developed in two phases.  Phase 1 will extend from Old Town Transit Center to Balboa Avenue and will add 5 km of track and three new stations.  Phase 2 will extend from Balboa Avenue to UCSD and University City and will add another 12 km of track and another six new stations.  Construction of Phase 1 is expected to commence after completion of Mission Valley East extension.
  Regional rail:
    An infill station at University City is planned on Coaster between Old Town Transit Center and Sorrento Valley.