San Diego’s SPRINTER rail celebrates 5 years

Posted on March 1, 2013

March 9 will mark the fifth anniversary of North County Transit District’s (NCTD) SPRINTER light rail system. Launched in 2008, the SPRINTER has become the backbone of east/west public transit in North County, serving 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside.

“To commemorate this five-year milestone, NCTD will hold two events to recognize the hardworking individuals and entities that made the SPRINTER vision a reality,” said David Murphy, COO for NCTD. “It’s also a chance for us to express our heartfelt thanks to customers who have played such a big role in the SPRINTER’s success.”

The rail line has seen record-breaking ridership in recent months, with averages of over 10,000 passengers per weekday.

The celebration, which is open to the public, will highlight the SPRINTER’s past and present, while looking forward to the future. Train rides, interactive model train games, railroad history displays, music, raffles, and refreshments will all be part of the event’s activities. NCTD Board Chair and San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn, San Diego Chapter of Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Lori Holt Pfeiler, and NCTD Executive Director Matthew O. Tucker will speak at this event. SPRINTER Hero Awards will be presented to project and community leaders who played crucial roles in developing the SPRINTER.

A second event will take place aboard two specially selected SPRINTER trains. The lucky passengers onboard will receive fun giveaways as a thank you for making the SRINTER a success.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Bombardier contracted to extend Phoenix airport people mover

The contract is valued at approximately $305 million and includes options for three additional vehicles as well as for various vehicle retrofits and upgrades.  

Siemens, partners deliver automated peoplemover for Frankfurt Airport

The company will deliver 12 fully automated two-car trains equipped with GoA4 Communication Based Train Control Trainguard MT CBTC, the track work equipment, the station platform doors, communication system, depot equipment, and the power supply system.

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Despite federal uncertainty, N.C. light rail project optimistic about funding

Half of the Durham-Orange light rail’s cost — totaling over a billion dollars — is expected to come from the federal government.

Las Vegas Monorail unveils Google Pay mobile ticketing

The Monorail now offers riders the ability to quickly and easily purchase fares online and use their phone at the fare gates for immediate transit access to everything along the Las Vegas Strip.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close