Fantasy Metrorail Map Includes Miles Of Rail Line Across Miami-Dade (And Even Some In Broward)

How different would Miami look if this fictional Metrorail expansion shown on the map below was ever actually built?

The map was created by an unknown user of metromapmaker, where it was discovered by a Redditt reader.

It shows a total of eight Metrorail lines, compared to what is just one today.

Four of those lines would run north into Broward county, while several lines would run south, including one as far as Florida City.

Miami Beach would get three separate lines, and even PortMiami would get a stop.

Several lines would even run west, including stops at FIU and an “Everglades” stop.

Miami’s most recent Metrorail expansion was the 2.4-mile Airportlink, which opened in 2012. Construction began in 2009, and total cost was $506 million – or over $200 million per mile.

According to CityLab, rail can cost as much as $1 billion per mile to build in the U.S. – much more than other parts of the world.

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Anonymous

The yellow line is the most needed right now.

Mcapo

100% agree, People would drive to the station to take that line just to avoid the dreaded 836 commute.

Anonymous

ESPECIALLY the connection to the BEACH!

The station was built during the original construction — time to use it!

Anonymous

Agreed. If we’re talking fantasy here like the posts suggest. I would love a Yellow metro rail line from the beach and downtown towards FIU and a station on FIU campus or right next to it. That be awesome. You can call it Panther station.

Anonymous

I could be called Ricky Bobby station if someone with that name donated to put a station there. I just want West Dade to be connected finally.

Miami Hurricane

Could it be done though without a mass of lawyers suing with class actions and trying to get injunctions? I am for it, but see the ridiculous amounts of lawyers in town trying to cash in for any major use of eminent domain.

Anonymous

That fictional map reminded me of my hometown metro system. Washington DC is the best when it comes to this, fans can even take hard rail to watch baseball and football games. If only…

Anonymous

A Fantasy in Miami Dade is to add one new single line by 2028.
This map must be part of a super futuristic Sci-Fi movie.

Anonymous

We do not need this!! We have a double Decker Highway on the way!!

Anonymous

LOL

Alex

LOL… That was funny! Merry Xmas!

Anonymous

Would like to see this to scale. It seems it has more stops in the suburbs and not enough in the urban core.

Anonymous

metro mover for that

Anonymous

$1 BILLION per MILE? No way…

transplant

That’s in NYC.

Azarius

This is the reason countries are jumping light years ahead of American infrastructure, you have to pay so many different orgs, and politaicans that the cost is driven out reach. With uneducated residents that fights anything progressive, Miami will forever jus be a party city, no major corps or industries are going to settle here.

Anonymous

As long as we keep this corrupt people in charge of our city’s transportation, this will be beyond a fantasy.

Anonymous

Many of these areas do not have the density to warrant heavy rail yet the politicians pander to those voters.

Anonymous

27th ave to county line is the best route. You people act as if only hispanic areas are important. What about the rest of Dade county?

Anonymous

need more direct lines to the airport. if your coming from anywhere south of douglas road you should not have to go to downtown to get to the airport. you need a north south line at douglas road to the airport.

Anonymous

LMAO, not even in a FANTASY drawing does anything go to Doral which is the site of some of the largest corporations in the county. Excellent job! Well done!

Mcapo

In all seriousness Doral is going to suffer really badly in traffic in coming decade. I feel sorry for them. No amount of roadway expansion will help them.

Anonymous

Doral is in an awkward location. They have the airport to the east which blocks most east west lines. Also, with all its gated community it is really designed to be anti public transit. City planners did a poor job designing Doral back in the day.

Anonymous

Good!

Oscar

We buy those CSX lines like Comm Bovo was trying to negotiate a few years ago and we’d be able to bring rail to a lot of the same areas as this map.

Anonymous

I’m actually not a fan of using the CSX rail along the 836. I feel if people have to drive to the 836 to get on the train, they might end up just taking the 836. I’d prefer they build the east west line close to or on 8th st where there’s density.

Anonymous

Exactly! Or use both: the CSX line for commuter rail and W Flager and 8th Street for rapid transit.

Anonymous

Yeah but that makes too much sense. Politicians will build the 836 line and then complain nobody uses it.

Anonymous

Using the CSX rail would be more for penetrating Kendall, and supporting the development of TOD around the stations, like SunRail in Central Florida.

Polo

The key word here is “fantasy”, a network that will never be build. What happened to the 1/2 penny tax that was suppose to give us a working transportation system?

Anonymous

Dude, the word is “built” not build.

Anonymous

It won’t be build or built. This here is a pile of bull.

Yet Another Anonymous

The Biscayne line has farthest apart stations in a more dense area, so that’s more like commuter rail. Pink line looks to close to south dixie line, but it’s not to scale and harder to picture without map overlay.

Miami1

…and?? If it takes two f@#ing decades just to do a study for Baylink why fantasize about miles and miles of Metrorail!!??

Anonymous

Most people work a boring 9 to 5 job until they retire. Why fantasize about being rich and famous and marrying a supermodel?

Anonymous

In my dream scenario they would build another station in between Brickell and Government Center stations. Where the FPL substation is at. A lot of new development is happening in that area.

Anonymous

electrons need to get to work too.

Anonymous

These pipe dreams sell real estate though!

Anonymous

LOL, approved SMART plan now part of FANTASY plan.

Anonymous

Red or purple (prob don’t need both) would be huge too

Anonymous

And sales taxes would be at 15%

Anonymous

As much as I love Miami and love fixed rail, I don’t know that it would ever make sense to invest in transportation for an area that will likely face severe economic disruption and population decline as climate change progresses. Maybe divert the money to build up a great rail system in Orlando for the year 2100.

Anonymous

Self driving door to door on-demand taxi services will be ubiquitous in just a few years. Mass transit is a waste of tax dollars and pollutes the environment.

Dedicated inbound lanes for the morning commute and outbound lanes for the evening commute.

Alex

I hope you’re right. When you say a few years are you saying less than 5? Or are we looking more at 8-10?

Anonymous

“Mass transit is a waste of tax dollars and pollutes the environment.”

What bazaaro world did you come from?