Planning For Tri-Rail Into MiamiCentral May Begin In Late 2019, Brightline Says

When will Tri-Rail finally begin operation into downtown Miami’s MiamiCentral?

Planning for it may begin by the end of 2019, according to a new construction schedule released by Brightline to investors last week.

The schedule will depend on progress of installation of a new Positive Control System, an expensive new safety system required by the federal government.

The Federal Railroad Administration is overseeing installation of the PTC and must approve an alternative schedule, and the government shutdown may impact approval, Brightline wrote. The company says it is continuing with rail work “unencumbered” despite the shutdown.

Local transit agencies spent $69 million to build the Tri-Rail stop at MiamiCentral.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Finish Urgently.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Absurd, this should be fast-tracked at every level, planning for it has been going on for over 20 years.

Mcapo
1 year ago

Need this in my life!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I rode the Brightline during the grand opening which was great. However, it is too cost prohibitive to use just to go into downtown Miami from Broward. Tri-rail into MiamCentral a real game changer.

Hope Brightline/Virgin doesn’t stall for their own benefit. They will lose some local customers once the Tri-Rail service starts.

RX727SFL
1 year ago

cost prohibited? i doubt the cost of tolls, parking, gasoline, wear and tear on vehicle and insurance add up to what a ticket cost.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I ran the numbers on how much it costs me to own a car for each working day. Came out to $40 a day for an average 4 door with a 55 minute commute. Essentially a bit cheaper than the Brightline.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Laughing out loud……It costs you $1,200 a month in vehicle ownership costs?

Anonymous
1 year ago

running a ferrari isnt cheap

Anonymous
1 year ago

You are laughing, but not thinking.
The IRS and most companies recognize 50 cents per mile as the cost for a vehicle.
If its a 55 mile commute, and assuming 55 MPH there and back, that is $1,200 on the nose.
Don’t LOL; listen, lean, and get educated.
It will be good for you, good for this forum, and good for the community.

Anonymous
1 year ago

If you use a monthly transit pass to ride either a MD Transit of Broward 95 Xpress bus, it is significantly less than Brightline, but having TriRail come downtown would give another option, especially if you see the Xpress Lanes are shut down or something that would mess up the Xpress Bus.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There are railroad tracks that run through the Dolphin Mall all the way to SW 137th from airport and downtown— they should’ve looked into renting those for Tri-Rail

Anonymous
1 year ago

That is currently being studied by Miami-Dade County in the SMART plan.

Suomynona
1 year ago

That line might be a huge waste of money. Population density in that area isn’t great.

Anonymous
1 year ago

you’re wrong — you must not be from Miami area or haven’t been west of i95

Anonymous
1 year ago

“The schedule will depend on progress of installation of a new Positive Control System, an expensive new safety system required by the federal government.”

Again, government gets in the way because brainlets can’t stay off the tracks.

Anonymous
1 year ago

PTC is in place to prevent colliding opposing movements or derailments due to speed violations. It is not relevant to grade crossing or trespassing incidents by “brainlets”

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hopefully it will eventually end up going to Jupiter

Anonymous
1 year ago

Or at least Mars

Anonymous
1 year ago

Good thing they’re starting the planningsssssss

Reality
1 year ago

Tri-Rail? When is the food hall opening???

Anonymous
1 year ago

Brightline should delay it until the Orlando service opens

Anonymous
1 year ago

Orlando will increase Brightline a ridership by 100%