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.