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San Diego NCTD celebrates SPRINTER's 10th Anniversary

Posted on March 13, 2018

The SPRINTER launched in 2008, and has served 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside.
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The SPRINTER launched in 2008, and has served 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside.NCTD

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SPRINTER hybrid rail system, the North County Transit District (NCTD) of San Diego announced that it will hold pop-up events throughout the year at various SPRINTER stations. The events are a community outreach effort aimed at growing ridership and educating riders about the SPRINTER.

The SPRINTER launched in 2008, and has served 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside.

The cost for construction of the SPRINTER, including the construction of its maintenance facility and vehicles, totaled $477 million. The SPRINTER has an annual ridership of 2.5 million, with an average weekday ridership of 8,400. The level boarding at each station makes it fully ADA-accessible.

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