Transformer Explosion Delays Trolley

A transformer exploded overnight, causing a power outage and delaying trolley service in one San Diego neighborhood, according to transit officials.

The transformer burst in the Logan Heights community around midnight near Evans and Commercial.

A power line above broke and landed on top of the trolley’s power cable, officials said.

Metropolitan Transit System officials say the power line never touched a trolley car.

Passengers aboard one trolley on the line had to wait inside until power was shut off. A bus was brought in to get them to their destination. No one was injured, officials said.

Trolley riders could not use the Orange Line between Euclid and Imperial but MTS provided transportation via bus.

Power was restored by 10 a.m. Trolley service was back up by 10:45 p.m.


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