The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to provide an update on the status of the Amtrak station planned at the Miami Intermodal Center later this month, according to a tweet from the Miami-Dade Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust.
The Intermodal Center was built in 2013 in front of Miami International Airport, with the majority of the space dedicated to rental cars.
It also includes Metrorail, Tri-Rail, Greyhound, Megabus, and Metrobus stations, all connected to the airport by people mover.
Platforms and offices were built at the complex for an Amtrak station, which would have relocated from a facility near Hialeah.
However, it was later discovered that the platform length was 200 feet short of what was needed by Amtrak.
The solution would require closing a nearby street every time an Amtrak train pulled into the station, but it still hasn’t happened nine years later.
The update from FDOT is scheduled to come at the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust meeting on February 24.