Downtown San Diego and the area adjacent to the east are virtually
encircled -- or, more correctly, triangulated -- by trolley service. The Orange Line
terminates at 12th &
Imperial Transit Center, at the southeastern edge. Its outbound runs
generally northwest, parallel to San Diego Bay, up to its junction with the Blue Line
near Santa Fe Depot.
inbound lines then enter American Plaza, and head onto the original route, due
east on reserved lanes of C St. The tracks then turn south along Park
Blvd., and reach 12th & Imperial Transit Center. For the Orange
Line, its the second time it's been in this vicinity, only a few feet away
from its initial station, but it is nine stops later on its runs.
Service radiates from downtown in three directions. After 12th &
Imperial the Blue Line goes southerly to San Ysidro/Tijuana, and the
Orange Line goes east and then north and east to El Cajon. From Santa Fe
Depot the Blue Line continues generally north, still in downtown for a
bit, and up to Old Town Transit Center. In this view the Orange Line
train is just about to join with Blue Line tracks, which are curving in from
the stop at Santa Fe Depot.