SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Some San Diego trolley stations and streets will be closed Saturday to accommodate a $620 million project to upgrade the Orange and Blue lines.
Some North County lines will not be running Saturday, according to the Metropolitan Transit System.
Crews will be replacing overhead wiring and raising platforms 8 inches to accommodate new low-floor railcars, such as the ones in use on the Green Line between Santee and Old Town.
The closings started about 9 p.m. Friday and will continue until late Sunday, according to MTS officials, who advised riders to allow an extra 30 minutes of travel time.
No trolley service will be available between the Old Town Transit Center and the City College Transit Center, but shuttle buses will be provided to bridge the gap.
No service will be provided Saturday between the Convention Center Station and the America Plaza Station at Kettner Boulevard and Broadway. MTS officials urged people to use the Convention Center Station or the relocated America Plaza Station, which moved temporarily to C Street, between Columbia and State Street.
No Vintage Trolley or Silver Line service will be offered.
Broadway will be closed from Kettner Boulevard to Pacific Highway, and Kettner Boulevard is closed between Broadway and A Street. This weekend, Tenth Street will be closed from B Street to Broadway.
In Carlsbad, an unrelated project will affect Amtrak, Coaster and Metrolink service. Amtrak customers will be bused between Oceanside, Solana Beach and the Santa Fe Depot, officials said. Coaster passengers will be bussed between the Oceanside, Carlsbad Village and Poinsettia stations.
Metrolink service will be suspended this weekend in San Diego and Orange counties. MTS offers riders a subscription text service to stay up-to-date on construction and closures. The service can be accessed by texting "Stations" to 46687. Travelers can also get Trolley service information by calling the MTS hotline at (619) 557-4533.
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