Downtown's 5th Avenue Trolley Station Closing for Three Months

The busy trolley station will undergo renovations

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 8:23 PM PDT
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5th Ave. Trolley Station Closing for 3 Months

NBC 7 San Diego

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Beginning Monday, the 5th Avenue trolley station in downtown San Diego will be closed for three months, a spokesperson from MTS confirmed.

The busy trolley stop is the last station in the downtown section to be renovated under the $720 million Trolley Renewal Project.

Work being done to the 5th Avenue station includes raising the platform to accommodate new, low-floor trolley cars. New passenger shelters and electronic signs will also be installed in the area.

MTS says the station's platform length will be expanded as well, providing ample room for pedestrians crossing C Street, 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue.

In the meantime, passengers can use the Civic Center trolley station located two blocks west of the 5th Avenue stop, or the City College trolley station located five blocks east.

The Trolley Renewal Project is slated for completion by the end of 2014, with all stations on the Blue Line, Green Line and Orange Line being renovated.

The improvements are designed to foster faster trips, better on-time performance and enhanced amenities for San Diego’s trolley service.

For additional details on this project, click here.

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