Here’s Exactly Where Midtown Miami’s New Train Station Is Planned

Midtown Miami’s new train station is proposed to be built under the I-195 overpass, just north of 36th Street, transit officials told The Next Miami.

A spokesperson for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority cautioned that the exact location is still subject to change.

In negotiations during the past few weeks with Brightline, company officials have said that the Florida East Coast Railway may require sidings for the station. If sidings are required, the station location and cost could change.

A capital cost of $3.9 million is currently budgeted, along with ongoing maintenance of $700,000 per year.

As currently planned, the station would only serve Tri-Rail. The station would join MiamiCentral as the two new stops for Tri-Rail’s Northeast Corridor service.

An exact construction and opening date is yet to be determined. FECR and All Aboard Florida require that the SFRTA obtain approval and cover all costs they identify before beginning construction on any additional stations. In addition to approval from FECR, environmental clearance is also needed.

 

 

 

 

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suomynona
3 years ago

Terrible location.

Only way it actually services the needs of Wynwood and Edgewater is if there is a MetroMover LOOP going up/down NE and NW 2nd Aves and connects to this station AND the School Board station.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Stop making sense.. we don’t like that in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Muh you make to much sense, but on a serious note the metromover would have more stops and I think they should use three cars to service that route. But of course that is only a dream.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Metromover expansion is unfortunately only a dream. At a minimum they should built bike and bus-only lanes in wynwood and edgewater before all the new development finishes.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“bus only lanes” Literally are used for uber and lyft drivers and the buses have to go around them.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about another Tri-Rail station further south instead of building giant elevated viaducts destroying streetscape for tin can buses so hopped up hipsters don’t have to walk>

Anonymous
3 years ago

No, the hopped up hipsters deserve our metro mover which is perhaps the most poorly designed transport of its kind anywhere in the world. Only Miami has crap like metro mover

Anonymous
3 years ago

They should make the stop by 29tj street instead.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hopefully it has a pedestrian bridge over 36th street.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And one not designed by the FIU bridge team.

marc
3 years ago

Unfortunately this is still years away.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Try decades

Cully Waggoner
3 years ago

It’s a horrible location for a station, so of course that would be the place they pick. There is barely 450ft for the siding, let alone a station platform. Zero spaces for parking. There is no long term thinking going on with this choice for a site.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“In addition to FECR approval, environmental clearance is also needed.”

Yeah, I’m sure environmental needs to review migratory bird paths for a train station alleviating traffic on the most smog-inducing stretches of road.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Haha I thought the same, what are they worried about the squirrels in the area ?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Red tide.. where not worried about no stinking RED TIDE!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ironic, when big government helped cause the problem with the Army Corps of Engineers canalizing everything.

An Opinion
3 years ago

Sure because China’s way of buldozing everything through the approval process hasn’t hurt their air, water, and soil quality. Your train station can wait a year.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re comparing a country with over one billion people to the city of Miami?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Quite a difference between a country that dumps everything into its air and water supply, and review for a train station on existing tracks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Really? You really need to take a second look at China’s air quality.

marc
3 years ago

The “environmental clearance” in this particular case has nothing to do with wild animals but more so to do with the two legged walking upright type.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Environment does not mean nature… environment is defined as any space occupied by life. This review may include things like scale, community access and impact, and materials.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly why government is out of touch. This is a priority in an urban developed part of the county. The proposed use isn’t an oil storage tank. Some new person within DERM shouldn’t be able to stop all progress necessary for the community.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Operational trains to begin servicing this station in 2030

Anonymous
3 years ago

I hope I’m wrong, but this being Miami I have a fear the government will half ass this.

Anonymous
3 years ago

it’s been half assed since the original tri rail was built on the west CSX corridor and not the FEC ROW, now it has to be shoe horned in (new sidings really?)

Anonymous
3 years ago

Isn’t the goal of Brightline to get from broward or west palm to Miami quicker (and vice versa). By adding more stops it starts to defeat the purpose

marc
3 years ago

It’s for Tri-Rail not Brightline.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Where have you been?

Anonymous
3 years ago

IF it has sidings, the Tri-rail train can be stopped at the station while the Brightline train passes right by it un-delayed.