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The Sabre Springs/Penasquitos Transit Station will open Monday following a one-year renovation that will make the outpost eco-friendly and include hundreds of parking spaces.

The facility will include a new multi-level parking structure and added surface parking for a total of 630 vehicles.

The station will also have eight bus bays, passenger shelters, next vehicle arrival signs, 10 electric vehicle charging stations, a bicycle parking building, designated spaces for clean-air and vanpool vehicles, electronic parking space availability signs, security cameras and water-efficient landscaping, according to the Metropolitan Transit System.

The solar-powered facility was unveiled Thursday. It will serve the Interstate 15 rapid bus service that will launch later this year, providing high-frequency, seven-day-a-week service in both directions.

According to the San Diego Association of Governments, the buses will run every 10-15 minutes during peak commute periods between Escondido and downtown San Diego, and Escondido and Sorrento Mesa.

– City News Service

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