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
2 years ago

Finish Urgently.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Mcapo
2 years ago

Need this in my life!

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

running a ferrari isnt cheap

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Suomynona
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

Hopefully it will eventually end up going to Jupiter

Anonymous
2 years ago

Or at least Mars

Anonymous
2 years ago

Good thing they’re starting the planningsssssss

Reality
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Brightline should delay it until the Orlando service opens

Anonymous
2 years ago

Orlando will increase Brightline a ridership by 100%