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Renovations to Downtown San Diego Trolley Station Starting Today

The renovations at the Fifth Avenue station are part of the Metropolitan Transit System's $720 million trolley renewal project that will include work on the Orange lines.

Beginning today, the Fifth Avenue trolley station along C Street in downtown San Diego will be closed for about three months for renovations, according to the Metropolitan Transit System.

The station is the last downtown stop to be fixed up as part of the agency's $720 million trolley renewal project. The work will eventually allow for the newer type of low-floor trolley car to be used on the Blue and Orange lines.

Station upgrades also include expanded platforms, passenger shelters and "next departure" electronic signs.

Commuters can use the Civic Center stop, just three blocks to the west, as an alternative, or the City College stop, five blocks to the east. The MTS said it will post signs at the station and issue advisories on the affected trolleys.

All Blue Line stations from San Ysidro to Old Town and most Orange Line stops will be renovated in the project, which is scheduled for completion in two years.

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