MTS expanded Trolley Service

MTS expanded Trolley Service

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, MTS will offer expanded Trolley service to the Big Bay Boom fireworks extravaganza!  Barges located at various points on San Diego Bay will provide an awesome show to an expansive viewing area.  Many of these prime viewing spots are located at stops along the Trolley’s Green Line, as well as at the last stops on the Orange and Blue Lines.

4th of July Trolley Service San Diego Fireworks

Click to see expanded Trolley service for 4th of July. or Take the Trolley, not your car.



From Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa, SDSU, Qualcomm Stadium & Mission Valley, take the Green Line to the viewing station of your choosing: County Center/Little Italy, Santa Fe Depot, Seaport Village, Convention Center, or Gaslamp Quarter.  From Santee, trains run every 15 minutes all day. Beginning at 5:00pm, expanded service will begin running between Qualcomm Stadium and downtown every 7.5 minutes until the start of the show!


From San Ysidro, South Bay, Chula Vista and National City, take the Blue Line to America Plaza.  Trains depart every 15 minutes all day.


From El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Encanto, take the Orange Line to the Santa Fe Depot.  Trains depart every 15 minutes all day.

After the Fireworks, Green Line trains will depart every 7.5 minutes or better toward Qualcomm Stadium or Santee until 11:30pm, with the last train to Santee departing Twelfth & Imperial at 12:06am.  The greatest frequency will be immediately after the end of the fireworks.

Blue and Orange Line trains will depart every 15 minutes immediately after the conclusion of the show as needed, then every 30 minutes until just before midnight.

 Plenty of FREE PARKING is available at Qualcomm Stadium!

Purchase your Trolley pass at the staffed ticket booth (cash only) or at one of the automated ticket vending machines (cash, credit, or debit accepted).  We’ll even have someone at the machines to assist!  To avoid long lines after the show, be sure to purchase an MTS Day Pass before boarding.  Paper Day Passes are available at the Ticket Booth for $6.  Day Passes on Compass Card are available at the Vending Machines for $5 (if you don’t have a reloadable Compass Card, there is a one-time fee of $2 per card).  Also, for the first time for this event, MTS is pleased to announce that our MTS mTicket can be purchased on your smart phone device!  Download the free app at The App Store or Goggle Play, then load as many as 5 Day Passes onto your phone.  Your phone is your ticket!  Please note that passengers must travel together if multiple passes are loaded on a single device.  The MTS mTicket is only $5.50.  Also remember on weekends, two children 12 and under ride free with each adult in possession of a valid fare!

Please keep in mind that thousands of people will be trying to depart downtown and the Embarcadero immediately after the show.  This will cause congestion on the roadways as well as on the Trolley.  Adjusting your departure time to avoid the immediate rush may help lessen the impact of this congestion.