The Vintage Trolley will be temporarily out of service until the end of June 2013. As weekend construction on Trolley tracks continues, Vintage Trolley Silver Line service may be interrupted, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
NORMALhours of Vintage Trolley operation are:
• Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:50 am* to 2 pm (Every 30 minutes, from 12th & Imperial Transit Center)
• Saturdays and Sundays: 10:50 am* to 3:30 pm (Every 30 minutes, from 12th & Imperial Transit Center)
*SD Vintage Trolley Silver Line departures begin from 12th & Imperial Transit Center. Silver Line hours are subject to change during weekend Trolley construction, Padres season, special events and holidays. To confirm hours, visit www.sdvintagetrolley.com.
VINTAGE TROLLEY HOURS:
• Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:50 am* – 2:00 pm
• Sundays & Sundays: 10:50 am* - 3:30 pm
*Departures begin from 12th & Imperial Transit Center (going clockwise around downtown) every 30 minutes. Hours of operation are subject to change during weekend Trolley construction, Padres season, special events and holidays.
FARES: All MTS passes accepted. Purchase a one-way fare at a ticket vending machine prior to boarding:
• Adult Ticket: $2.50 (for anyone 6 and older) • Children 5 & younger: Up to two children 5 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult • Senior/Disabled/Medicare: $1.25(must have approved ID)
WHERE TO BOARD: (See map on Route/Fares page) 12TH & Imperial Transit Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Convention Center, Seaport Village, America Plaza, Civic Center, Fifth Avenue, City College, Park & Market
HOW TO RIDE:
• Wait at any of the Vintage Trolley stops along the downtown loop. Board the Vintage Trolley through the center door and show your Pass as you board.
• Your fare is good for one round trip. Each time you board you need to pay a fare; no change is available.
A wheelchair lift is located at the door nearest the front of the Trolley. There is a dedicated space behind the driver for one person in a wheelchair.
HISTORY: Eight years ago, the rusted relic of a once proud 1946 PCC streetcar sat neglected under pine trees in South Lake Tahoe. After six years of loving restoration by a team of volunteers, that same car will now be in service on the Silver Line along the downtown loop (see map on Route/Fares page).
Since 2006, San Diego Vintage Trolley, Inc. (SDVTI) a wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of MTS, has raised funds and managed the restoration process. Led by restoration manager Dave Slater, over 4,500 volunteer hours and $850,000 were spent restoring the first car, Streetcar # 529 to its original glory and adapting it for service on the current light rail system. No public funds were spent to restore the trolley.
Be one of the first to ride this beautifully restored streetcar!