Tri-Rail Could Be Arriving At All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral As Soon As 2017

Discussions continue on a possible Tr-Rail Coastal Link that would terminate at All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral project in downtown Miami.

A presentation made to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Governing Board meeting last week states that multi-party talks were held on September 19 about the possibility of operating Tri-Rail to AAF’s facility. The presentation states that the consensus is that both the public and all parties will benefit if Tri-Rail terminates at AAF’s station.

Tri-Rail and AAF are considering a possible acceleration of interim Tri-Rail service to the station, which could begin in 2017, according to the presentation.

 

 

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dbaz
7 years ago

This is amazing news, public transit is progress!

Anonymous
7 years ago

This is such wonderful news! Miami will soon be the world-class city it’s meant to be!

XVS
7 years ago

Count me as skeptical. The site is dead.

Marc305
7 years ago

This could be such a huge step in the right direction. For years I lived in Miami and worked in Hollywood, right by the Tri Rail Station, if this connection had existed back then I would have taken the train every day. Even now my aunt lives near the Hillsboro Blvd Tri Rail station and I would take it in a heart beat. Keeping fingers crossed that this will become a reality!

marc
7 years ago

Using the FEC tracks down along Biscayne Blvd as a commuter line right down into Government Center is a no-brainer. It’ll help the commuter that would prefer to avoid the bumper to bumper up and down I-95 as well as Biscayne Blvd. without being deviated west in to Hialeah and having to then transfer over to MetroRail. This will also help connect all the hotspots along that line like Edgewater, Midtown, North Miami Beach, Aventura, etc.

marc
7 years ago

So this is a temporary link for TriRail between the CSX tracks it currently runs on over to the FEC tracks at 75th street allowing riders to ride straight in to Downtown Miami ending at a dedicated platform in the Miami Central station. Go for it. Its a start and gets things moving in the right direction. It’d be even better if they move forward with the Midtown/Edgewater/Design District TriRail station at 36th street and the FEC tracks.

Dan
7 years ago

I’ll be believe it when I see it; still waiting on Miami Central station to finally open. Maybe in 2027?!

Peter
7 years ago

Looks like any trains that use this new connector would be bypassing the airport altogether.

amonte
7 years ago

2017? I can’t stand how slow they work and progress. Also, stop having so many different entities. Instead of Tri rail, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami transit being different entities, they should all be one with subdivisions, just like in amazing Chicago. One division handles city and outlying suburbs train and buses. Another division handles commuter rail (which is what tri rail is) for the suburbs to get into the city and vice versa. And the last division handles the suburbs buses. PERFECTION and ORGANIZED.

iloveplanning
7 years ago

I completely agree with you 100%. There needs to be more mergers in South FL. Especially when it comes to transportation.