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Tri-Rail’s Service Into Downtown Miami Scheduled To Begin Q2 2018

Tri-Rail is working to begin service to MiamiCentral by the second quarter of 2018, according to Miami Today.

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s Executive Director said that it was an “agressive schedule” but that “we believe we can meet it.”

The start date depends on Brightline starting by year end, and on equipment modifications to meet new federal guidelines.

Tri-rail service is expected to start six months after Brightline service begins. Brightline says that they will start up before the end of 2017.

 

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Anonymous

congrats, something that should of been done 20 years ago

Anonymous

Dude how many times must you be told that it is “should have” not “should of”. Get it right.

Anonymous

How about a comma after Dude?

Anonymous

It’s a start, but how about some useful commuter rail along the Biscayne Tracks?

William

This is amazing.. Great thanks to AAF for giving our community a direct tri-rail link to downtown Miami. Construction is full speed ahead and we as a community will spend very little and get a world class train station in the heart of Miami.

John

Extend the orange line into south beach. Imagine the orange line from Miami international airport , down town Miami and stopping into south beach. It will be a game changer. Get it done. And make it an elevated stations.

BDub

It would be easier to build if Culmer is last eastbound common station. Put one in Overtown, at Museum Park for Metromover transfers, Watson Island, and over MacArthur Causeway to the Beach.
Unfortunately, there’s no money for it, and many MB residents have objected to elevated guideways in the past.

Gene

Development of well seven day a week affordable and smart rail service up and down the coast will make or break Miami . We want to be a world class city, lets start with rail service.

Anonymous

Really, it will “make or break Miami?”

Well, how did Miami survive all this time without “smart rail service up and down the coast?”

Anonymous

Are you really calling our commuter nightmare “surviving”?

Anonymous

Meanwhile, the Amtrak station at MIA that has been finished for years sits unused due to the inability to put down 200 feet of additional platform.

Anonymous

that is typical miami

TheBigP

Actually–Amtrak admitted it was their error when they submitted their Facility Impacts to FDOT and the SFRTA. Then the closure of (25th St?) was out of the immediate question. Thus–the too-short platforms!

For ONCE it is not the fault of the Banana Republic of Miami Dade!

Anonymous

Oops

Anonymous

December 31st is before 2018 so they’re right on track for brightline lmao

Anonymous

lmao I was thinking the same, I passed by the station yesterday and at the earliest it would be opened by late December with much of it still closed off.

Anonymous

I highly doubt Brightline serves Miami by the end of 2017. Maybe they really meant mid-2018 all along.