San Diego subway proposal map print, 1975
The modern San Diego Trolley was the product of cheapness. In the 1970s, expensive, full-blown subway systems like the Washington Metro and BART were in fashion, and San Diego wanted one too. The problem, as always, was money. San Diego's engineers and urban planners came up with the subway plan depicted here to cover the entire region, but the cost was too high for the politicians to justify. Instead, San Diego built the modern San Diego Trolley light rail using existing freight rail lines and with an assist from Hurricane Kathleen.
Hurricane Kathleen knocked out the old San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway, and the government bought it on the cheap to build a light rail line to the Mexican border. This is also why the proposed subway line runs inland, and doesn't directly serve the big U.S. navy base on San Diego Bay.
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