The new start date was revealed in a presentation at a meeting of the South Florida Transportation Regional Authority on March 25.
There are a number of items that still need to be addressed before service can begin.
MiamiCentral’s platforms are slightly too close to the tracks, and would cause the steps from Tri-Rail trains to hit it. Step modification completion is expected September 23. Platform modifications began February 2 with completion expected July 29.
Ramps into MiamiCentral were reportedly built to withstand loads that may be much lower than needed. A load rating analysis began February 24, with completion scheduled for April 8.
Sonar scanning to check for exposed rebar as recommended in a consultant’s report was completed on Match 9, and a draft report is now underway.
Also now underway, un update of the safety software on the trains, known as Automatic Train Control. An upgrade from version 1.0 to version 1.4 is scheduled for completion by June 6.