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MTS Begins Improvements to the Orange Line

Post Date:09/28/2017

Project Overview

Starting in October 2017, improvement work will begin on the Trolley Orange Line’s Overhead Contact System (OCS). Work will include replacement of the catenary assembly, including cantilever arms, brackets, and pulleys, as well as
adjustment of the overhead electrical lines that power the Trolley. Construction is anticipated to be complete by summer 2018.

What You Can Expect

Work will be completed in sections and will generally move west to east along the Trolley tracks. Construction in your area will last approximately four nights and will occur Sunday through Thursday,between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. each night. Some
preparatory work may occur at the Spring Street Station construction staging area beginning at 9 p.m.each night.You may notice the presence of crews, work lights, and vehicle safety back-up alarms during construction. Crews will minimize impacts to the maximum extent possible. Trolley service will be maintained for the duration of the project.

About the Project

The Orange Line OCS Improvements Project is a joint project of the San Diego Association of Governments
and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. This project will replace or maintain Orange Line OCS materials
and equipment originally installed in 1985. Once completed, passengers will enjoy a more comfortable ride
and an enhanced transit experience.



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