Rail Runner Schedule And Prices

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New Mexico Rail Runner Express Overview Type Commuter rail Status Operational Locale Albuquerque, New Mexico (metropolitan area) Termini Santa FeBelen Stations 16 total 15 open 1 Inactive Daily ridership 2,983 (weekday ridership) (2016)[1] Website Rio Metro Operation Opened July 14, 2006 Owner NMDOT Operator(s) Rio Metro,[2] Herzog Transit Services Inc. Character At-grade Technical Line length 97 miles (156 km) Number of tracks 1–2 Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) Operating speed max: 79 miles per hour (127 km/h)[3] Route diagram Legend Santa Fe Depot South Capitol Zia Road Fare Zone F Fare Zone E Santa Fe Southern Railway to Lamy I-25 (southbound) Santa Fe County/NM 599 I-25 (northbound) Fare Zone E Fare Zone D Amtrak Southwest Chief to Chicago I-25 Kewa Pueblo Fare Zone D Fare Zone C Sandoval County/US 550 Downtown Bernalillo Fare Zone C Fare Zone B Sandia Pueblo Los Ranchos/Journal Center Montaño I-40 Downtown Albuquerque Lobo Special Events Platform Bernalillo County/ International Sunport I-25 Isleta Pueblo Fare Zone B Fare Zone A Rio Grande Amtrak Southwest Chief to Los Angeles Los Lunas Belen bus connections at all stations exceptLobo, Los Ranchos/Journal Center,Sandia Pueblo and Zia Road.

Sources[4][5] This diagram: view talk edit This diagram: view talk edit Rail Runner NMRX 105, a MPI MP36PH 3C used for the service The New Mexico Rail Runner Express (NMRX) is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is administered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (Rio Metro), a regional transportation agency, while Herzog currently holds the contract for the operation and maintenance of the line & equipment.

Phase I of the system, operating on an existing right of way from Belen to Bernalillo that NMDOT purchased from BNSF Railway, opened in July 2006. Phase II, the extension of the line to Santa Fe, opened in December 2008. History The concept of passenger rail serving the Central New Mexico corridor had been discussed for decades, but it wasn’t until August 2003, when New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced that his administration was going to pursue the implementation of commuter rail service, that a serious effort got under way.

Later that same year, grants were given to NMDOT and MRCOG to begin the effort, and the New Mexico State Legislature passed Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership (GRIP), a transportation improvement package with the Rail Runner included as one of the bill's projects. Over the next few years, NMDOT and MRCOG developed a strategy for implementing the rail service. In 2005, a name and a branding scheme was chosen.

The name “Rail Runner” is a play on the name of New Mexico’s state bird, the roadrunner. The cars and locomotives were received throughout the year of 2005 and groundbreaking for the first Rail Runner station took place on October 31, 2005. During this time the state also conducted negotiations with BNSF over the use of the railroad track. After assessing the needs of the track, the state of New Mexico committed to purchasing the railroad corridor from Belen to the New Mexico-Colorado border from BNSF (although, thus far only the portion between Belen and Lamy, NM has been purchased), to ensure that commuter trains would always get the right-of-way and have priority over freight trains in the corridor.

While the engines are capable of 110 miles per hour (180 km/h), the track limits the maximum speed to 79 miles per hour (127 km/h).[3] The Rail Runner officially went into service on July 14, 2006, serving the Downtown Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Sandoval County stations. On December 11, 2006, the Los Lunas station opened, and on February 2, 2007, the Belen station opened, extending the line to its southern end.

In April 2007, two more stations opened: Bernalillo County/International Sunport on the 20th and Downtown Bernalillo on the 27th. On December 17, 2008, the Isleta Pueblo station opened.[6] Phase II, the extension of the line to Santa Fe, opened for service on December 17, 2008. Using the existing Santa Fe Southern Railway track from Lamy to Santa Fe, which is filled with sharp curves, would have required the train to slow to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h) in some places, so new tracks were laid to allow travel times comparable to the automobile.

The route uses previously existing track from Bernalillo to the base of La Bajada, a hill south of Santa Fe. It then runs on newly built track on a new right-of-way from CP Madrid, for five miles and then in the I-25 median into Santa Fe, at CP Hondo, where it uses an improved Santa Fe Southern Railway track from I-25 to the terminal at the Santa Fe Railyard.[7] Two of the planned stations for the Phase II extension opened on December 17: the South Capitol and the Santa Fe Depot stations.

A third station at the NM 599/I-25 interchange in Santa Fe County opened on August 1, 2009. After the opening of the Phase II stations, several more stations opened. Sandia Pueblo station, serving Sandia Pueblo, opened on August 29, 2011.[8] The last planned station in within Bernalillo County, the Montaño station, officially opened on April 7, 2014. Kewa Pueblo station, serving Santo Domingo Pueblo, opened on March 22, 2010.

[9] It is the first station beyond the original 13 planned stations to reach the construction stage and was built using stimulus funds. On September 12, 2009, a special events platform opened for Lobo games service only.[10] At the end of March in 2014, the Rail Runner added security officers to the system. Officers are charged with protecting the trains, inspecting fares, and addressing issues at the stations and parking lots.

The wearing and use of lapel cameras during incidents is also required.[11][12] Construction of the platform at the Zia Road station, the last of the four planned stations for Phase II, was completed several years in advance of the station's opening in April 2017.[13] Justification The central New Mexico corridor, which is home to half the state’s population, contains Santa Fe, the state capital, and Albuquerque, the largest city and economic hub of New Mexico.

The two cities are connected by I-25, an increasingly congested four-lane rural freeway that roughly parallels the route of the Rail Runner. Alternate routes are longer or otherwise constraining. Within Albuquerque's metropolitan area, the heavily urbanized parts of Valencia county are separated from Albuquerque by Isleta Pueblo. Another four Native American pueblos are traversed by the Interstate Highway to Santa Fe, making the addition of new roadways or the expansion of current capacity financially and politically challenging.

[14] The high real-estate prices in Santa Fe mean that many of the people who work there commute from the Albuquerque metro area. Furthermore, the capital is home to many of the state’s cultural institutions and tourist attractions, and most out-of-state visitors are forced to make the 60-mile journey from the Albuquerque International Sunport by car. As the population of the region grows, commute times are expected to increase 80% on some routes by 2025, making the introduction of additional forms of transportation a priority to local governments.

[15] Criticism The cost of the Rail Runner system was $135 million for the first phase and around $250 million for the second phase.[16] Preliminary estimates indicate that the service will operate at a deficit, requiring up to $10 million in government funding annually.[17] In late 2007, the Rail Runner was the subject of more criticism as a transportation funding shortfall left many state road projects stalled.

State officials said the rising cost of construction materials and decreased federal support were the cause, but some lawmakers cited the cost of the Rail Runner as a contributing factor for the shortfall.[18] Supporters of Rail Runner funding note that roadways and other infrastructure for passenger cars also operate at a deficit, requiring government funding for construction, operation, and maintenance.

[19] Funding The capital costs of the Rail Runner project were covered by state and local funds. Funding for operations of the system in its first few years was covered largely by federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program funds, along with ticket revenues and some state and local funds. Operational costs were expected to rise from $10 million for the first phase to $20 million after completion of the second phase.

[20] Federal funding for the Rail Runner is expected to stop in 2009, and without sufficient funds from other sources would leave funding for the operational and maintenance costs for the system up in the air. To prevent a funding shortfall, local and state governments began looking into possible taxes in the counties the Rail Runner serves. Two separate gross receipts taxes for regional transit were approved by voters in central and north-central New Mexico in November 2008 and will cover a large portion of the operational funds of the Rail Runner.

Additional funds will also come from bond revenue and money appropriated by the New Mexico State Legislature.[21] Ridership Rail Runner locomotive Ridership figures[1] Fiscal year Total riders 2007 485,150 2008 541,547 2009 1,081,719 2010 1,239,805 2011 1,219,461 2012 1,191,654 2013 1,089,358 2014 1,083,536 2015 997,299 2016 893,768 On service between Albuquerque and Bernalillo, fares were initially free to attract ridership.

On its first day of service, the Rail Runner carried 4,122 passengers. During the initial free period, ridership averaged 4,000 to 4,500 riders per day with a one-day peak of 6,000 riders.[22] Ridership gradually declined during the weeks of free service.[23] Ridership averaged 2,500 to 3,000 riders per day in August 2006, and 2,100 to 2,500 riders per day in September 2006. In November 2006, free service ended on the line's Sandoval section, and ridership fell to 1,000 passengers per day.

When the Los Lunas and Belen stations opened with free service, ridership rose to around 1,800 passengers per day. Free service on the Belen section of the line ended April 1, 2007, and a new zone fare structure went into effect. During the summer of 2007, ridership averaged 2,500 passengers per day. By April 2008, weekly ridership was 9,600.[24] On June 26, 2008, the Rail Runner passed 1,000,000 passengers.

[25] On December 17, 2008, service to Santa Fe started with a three-month period of free service for Santa Fe County residents and three weekends of free service for the whole system. The original 2005 projected ridership for a slightly different (but similar speed) Phase II route to Santa Fe was 2,954 daily riders.[26] During the first full week of train service between the two cities, more than 33,000 passengers boarded.

On the second Saturday of service to Santa Fe, nearly 12,000 people boarded trains between Belen and Santa Fe[27] Weekend service, which was to be discontinued after the first three weekends of service to Santa Fe, was instead partly retained, with permanent Saturday service.[28] Ridership for the first few weeks of Santa Fe service averaged about 5,000 riders per day, then dropped to an average of around 4,000 riders per day for the month of January 2009.

[29] In June 2009 daily average ridership was 4,500 passengers.[30] March 2011 saw the highest number of Rail Runner riders for that month since the train service started, with 117,081 one-way trips. Average weekday ridership rose 13% from the prior March, rising from 3,948 in March 2010 to 4,471. Average weekend ridership rose 32% from the prior March, rising from 2,705 in March 2010 to 3,560. For the first quarter of 2011, ridership was up by 2% over 2010, with 286,692 one-way trips.

[31] Service The Rail Runner operates seven days a week. The goal is to provide alternative transport for commuters, visitors, and vacationers from Belen to Santa Fe. Northbound The current weekday schedule involves 11 northbound trains. Three trains from Belen-Santa Fe stop at all stations, while a morning express train skips over Sandia Pueblo and Downtown Bernalillo. Three trains depart Belen-Albuquerque, and four trains depart Albuquerque-Santa Fe.

Rio Metro operates a bus from Belen to Albuquerque in the morning that makes stops at each Rail Runner station.[32] The Saturday schedule has four northbound trains from Belen-Santa Fe throughout the day, and one final train in the evening from Belen-Albuquerque. Trains stop at all stations. The Sunday schedule has three Belen-Santa Fe trips, also stopping at all stations.[33][34] Southbound The weekday schedule heading south has a total of 11 trains.

There are four trains from Santa Fe-Belen, three trains that make all stops from Santa Fe-Albuquerque, an evening express train that makes limited stops from Santa Fe-Albuquerque, and three trains from Albuquerque-Belen. Rio Metro operates an express bus from Sandoval County/US 550 to Downtown Albuquerque in the morning, and another bus from Albuquerque to Belen, making all stops at Rail Runner stations.

[32] Saturday trains are scattered throughout the day, with three trains from Santa Fe-Belen, two trains from Albuquerque-Belen, and a final evening train from Santa Fe-Albuquerque. Sunday trains are also limited, with two Santa Fe-Belen trains, one Albuquerque-Belen train in the morning, and a final evening train from Santa Fe-Albuquerque.[33][34] Holidays and events During government holidays, the Rail Runner will either operate on a regular schedule, a Saturday schedule, or will have no service.

Days surrounding holidays (such as Christmas) will usually see normal weekday service.[35] Special schedules, such as the New Mexico Wine Festival, will use a Saturday schedule, but with added trains.[36] The Balloon Fiesta is another event in which the Rail Runner does not add extra trains, but provides free shuttles to riders from the Los Ranchos/Journal Center Station to Balloon Fiesta Park and back.

[37] Ticketing Detail of Rail Runner commuter cars Interior of the Rail Runner, top deck Full Fare Fare Zones 1 Zone 2 Zones 3 Zones 4 Zones 5 Zones 6 Zones One-way Trip US$2.00 US$3.00 US$5.00 US$8.00 US$9.00 US$10.00 Day Pass US$3.00 US$4.00 US$6.00 US$9.00 US$10.00 US$11.00 Monthly Pass US$39.00 US$55.00 US$72.00 US$105.00 US$110.00 US$121.00 Annual Pass US$385.00 US$550.00 US$715.00 US$1,045.

00 US$1,100.00 US$1,210.00 Reduced Fare Fare Zones 1 Zone 2 Zones 3 Zones 4 Zones 5 Zones 6 Zones One-way Trip US$1.00 US$1.00 US$2.00 US$4.00 US$4.00 US$5.00 Day Pass US$2.00 US$2.00 US$3.00 US$6.00 US$7.00 US$8.00 Monthly Pass US$19.00 US$28.00 US$36.00 US$52.00 US$55.00 US$61.00 Annual Pass US$187.00 US$275.00 US$352.00 US$517.00 US$550.00 US$605.00 The Cost of Rail Runner tickets is based on the number of zones the rider will be travelling through.

There are a total of six zones. Tickets can be purchased online at a discount, and then printed or sent to a phone (E-Ticket), which will be scanned by a hand-held reader by a Rail Runner Agent. Tickets can also be purchased on the train using cash or certain types of credit cards. In addition to the reduced fare, which is available to 10-17 year-olds; students with a valid student ID; seniors 62 years or older; individuals on medicare with proper identification; and people with disabilities.

[38] Additionally, there are special promotions throughout the year, such as seniors riding for free every Wednesday through the summer.[39] Tickets that were printed at home or on the train are eligible to receive free transfers to ABQ RIDE, Rio Metro RTD, North Central RTD, Santa Fe Trails, and Santa Fe Pick up. E-Tickets are not accepted on buses. Rolling stock The Rail Runner power includes nine Motive Power MPI MP36PH-3C diesel-electric locomotives that operate on diesel fuel.

The use of biodiesel fuel is under investigation.[40] Passenger cars include thirteen Bombardier BiLevel Coaches and nine Bombardier BiLevel Cab cars. Coach cars have a seating capacity of 151 passengers while cab cars have a seating capacity of 141 passengers,[41] with each type of car having standing room for an additional 60. Rail Runner trains operate in a push-pull configuration, with the locomotive always facing south.

When not in use, the vehicles are stored in a railyard in Downtown Albuquerque, located across the main rail line from the Alvarado Transportation Center. The AAR reporting mark for the Rail Runner Express is NMRX. Locomotives have three-digit road numbers beginning with the numeral 1 (e.g., 101). Coaches have four-digit road numbers beginning with the numeral 1 (e.g., 1001). Cab cars have four-digit road numbers beginning with 11 (e.

g., 1101). Restrooms and water fountains are available in the cab cars. Bicycle and wheelchair locks are on the first level of all coaches. The livery of the New Mexico Rail Runner depicts a stylistic roadrunner on the locomotive and trailing tailfeathers on the coaches. The door closing tones resemble the signature “Beep-Beep” of the Warner Bros. Road Runner cartoon character. Manufacturer Model Inventory Numbers Motive Power, Inc.

MPI MP36PH-3C diesel-electric locomotive 9 101-109 Bombardier Transportation Bombardier BiLevel Coach 13 1001–1013 Bombardier Transportation Bombardier BiLevel Cab cars 9 1101–1109 Connections A typical Rail Runner platform The Rail Runner connects with Amtrak and Greyhound Lines at Downtown Albuquerque. NMDOT Park and Ride shuttles connect the Downtown Albuquerque station to Moriarty, the NM 599 station to Los Alamos and southern Santa Fe, and the South Capitol station in Santa Fe to the communities of Los Alamos, Española, and Las Vegas.

[42] Park and Ride passengers with a systemwide monthly pass can ride the Rail Runner for free. There are connections to numerous ABQRide routes (including Rapid Ride) in Downtown Albuquerque as well as ABQRide routes at the Los Ranchos/Journal Center, Montaño, and Bernalillo County/International Sunport stations. ABQRide offers free service to anyone who shows their Rail Runner ticket. In Santa Fe, Santa Fe Trails' bus routes, a city government shuttle, and a Department of Transportation shuttle provide local connections at the South Capitol and Santa Fe Depot stations on which Rail Runner passengers also receive free transfers.

[43] There are also a number of smaller shuttle services serving the Rail Runner: a shuttle to Socorro and through Belen serves the Belen station, Los Lunas Public Transportation serves the Los Lunas station, the Sandoval Easy Express serves the two stations in Bernalillo, the University of New Mexico has a dedicated shuttle connecting its main campus to the Downtown Albuquerque station, a shuttle to Taos serves the Santa Fe Depot and South Capitol stations, and Santa Ana Pueblo, Isleta Pueblo, and Pojoaque Pueblo each operate shuttles connecting their casinos to the nearest Rail Runner station.

Plans Possible future stations Other stations within the current route have been proposed, and some have been approved. San Felipe Pueblo A station has been proposed by tribal leaders and state government in San Felipe Pueblo.[44] Santa Fe/Las Soleras The Environmental Assessment for Phase II considered placement of a station between Cerrillos Road and Richards Avenue in the I-25 Median; it concluded that there was not yet enough demand, but recommended that it be considered for the future.

Currently, a proposed station near the Las Soleras development has been approved and is now under study.[45] Possible expansion An extension northward to Taos has been discussed, however a memorandum to study the feasibility of doing so died in the 2009 New Mexico State Legislative Session.[46] There is now a shuttle service from Taos to the Santa Fe Rail Runner stations. Extension of the Rail Runner south to Las Cruces and El Paso has also been discussed.

A memorandum to study the feasibility of such service was introduced and was amended to study Las Cruces-El Paso service, but failed to pass in the New Mexico Legislature.[47] A house resolution was introduced by Congressman Harry Teague in May 2009 to study the concept. However, this resolution never came out of committee and by default was cleared from the Congressional books.[48] Incidents In 2007, on April 5, a northbound train ran through a wildfire on the Isleta Pueblo reservation.

No one was hurt and no equipment was damaged, but officials soon tried to find out why no one received notification of the blaze until the incident actually occurred.[49] On the evening of August 24, a southbound train hit a vehicle at a private grade crossing south of Los Lunas. Two people in the vehicle were killed. No one aboard the train was injured. It appears that the Rail Runner personnel followed procedure.

[50] On the evening of September 19, a southbound train hit a vehicle at a private grade crossing between Belen and Los Lunas. One person in the vehicle was killed.[51] In 2008, during the early evening of May 14, in an apparent suicide, a man was killed after being struck by the Rail Runner as he was sitting on the tracks.[52] On the evening of December 17, the inaugural day of service to Santa Fe, a southbound Rail Runner train struck a cow near San Felipe Pueblo.

[53] In 2009, on the morning of March 10, a southbound Rail Runner train struck an abandoned car in the South Valley.[54] On August 18, a northbound train was struck by a car which drove into the side of the train; the driver was killed.[55] On December 17, 2010, a northbound Rail Runner struck and killed a man.[56] In 2011, on February 2 and 3 due to very cold temperatures (-18F) tracks cracked and needed to be repaired.

This caused restricted speeds and significant delays.[57] In 2014, on April 14, a southbound Rail Runner train struck and killed a 67-year-old woman in southern Albuquerque, just south of the Bernalillo County/International Sunport station. Passengers on the train were taken to their destinations by bus.[58] Six days later, a 60-year-old cyclist was killed by a southbound train in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Trails, the local transit agency in Santa Fe, provided bus service to all stations south for stranded passengers.

Although the Santa Fe area is a quiet zone, witnesses reported that the train was sounding its horn prior to the crossing.[59] On October 10, A Rail Runner train struck a vehicle that was attempting to go around the crossing gates, killing two people. The train had departed the Bernalillo County/Int'l Sunport station and was heading south. No one on board the train was harmed.[60][61] On September 11, 2017, a northbound train, the first of the day, struck and killed a man, in an apparent suicide.

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Rio Metro (Rail Runner) – official homepage Mid-Region Council of Governments homepage New Mexico Department of Transportation Express Magazine-official magazine of the Rail Runner v t e New Mexico Rail Runner Express Active Stations Belen Los Lunas Isleta Pueblo Bernalillo County/International Sunport Downtown Albuquerque Montaño Los Ranchos/Journal Center Sandia Pueblo Downtown Bernalillo Sandoval County/US 550 Kewa Pueblo Santa Fe County/NM 599 Zia Road South Capitol Santa Fe Depot Other stations Lobo Special Events Platform inactive Rolling Stock Motive Power Industries MP36PH-3C Locomotives Bombardier BiLevel VI Coach Coach & cab cars Communities served Counties Socorro Valencia Torrance Bernalillo Sandoval Santa Fe Los Alamos Rio Arriba San Miguel Cities Belen Southern Terminus Albuquerque Primary Hub Santa Fe Northern Terminus Socorro Bosque South Valley Los Lunas Bosque Farms Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Tijeras Edgewood Cedar Crest Corrales Rio Rancho Bernalillo Algodones La Cienega Agua Fria Lamy Española Las Vegas Los Alamos White Rock Pueblos Isleta Sandia Zia Laguna San Felipe Kewa Formerly known as Santo Domingo Pueblo Footnotes Communities in italics are served by direct bus connections Communities are listed from South to North v t e Currently operating commuter rail systems in the United States     California ACE Caltrain Coaster Metrolink SMART Colorado RTD Connecticut Shore Line East Florida SunRail Tri-Rail Illinois/Wisconsin Metra Indiana/Illinois South Shore Line Massachusetts/Rhode Island MBTA Commuter Rail Maryland/West Virginia/Washington, DC MARC Minnesota Northstar Line New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania NJ Transit New York Long Island Rail Road New York/Connecticut Metro-North Railroad New Mexico Rail Runner Express Oregon WES Commuter Rail Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware SEPTA Regional Rail Tennessee Music City Star Texas A-train Capital MetroRail Trinity Railway Express Utah FrontRunner Virginia/Washington, DC Virginia Railway Express Washington Sounder Retrieved from "https://en.


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Tri-Rail Overview Type Commuter rail Locale Greater Miami Termini Miami International AirportMangonia Park Stations 18 Daily ridership 14,800 (Q4 2013)[1] Ridership 4.35 million (2013)[1] Operation Opened January 1, 1989 Owner South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Operator(s) Transdev Character At-grade Technical Line length 70.9 miles (114.1 km) Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) Operating speed Up to 79 miles per hour (127 km/h) ~38 miles per hour (61 km/h) overall average Route map Legend Amtrak Silver Service to New York Mangonia Park West Palm Beach I-95 Lake Worth Zone 1 Zone 2 Boynton Beach Delray Beach Zone 2 Zone 3 Boca Raton Deerfield Beach Pompano Beach Zone 3 Zone 4 Cypress Creek New River Fort Lauderdale Zone 4 Zone 5 Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport Sheridan Street Hollywood Zone 5 Zone 6 Golden Glades Opa-locka Metrorail Transfer Hialeah Market Miami River Miami Airport Metrorail to Dadeland South This diagram: view talk edit Tri-Rail (reporting mark TRCX) is a commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.

It is managed by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) along CSX Transportation's former Miami Subdivision,[2][3] the line now wholly owned by the Florida DOT. The 70.9-mile-long (114.1 km) system has 18 stations along the Southeast Florida coast, and connects directly to Amtrak at numerous stations, and to Metrorail at the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station and at Miami Airport station.

A second Tri-Rail line on the Florida East Coast Railway corridor, dubbed the "Coastal Link", is being planned, to be operational by 2020. The planned line will operate between Jupiter and Government Center in Downtown Miami, and add passenger rail between the downtown areas of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Combined with the existing Tri-Rail line, the Tri-Rail system would have a daily passenger ridership of almost 30,000; or approximately 9 million passengers per annum, doubling Tri-Rail's current ridership.

History The West Palm Beach Station, built in 1925, is one of the many original stations built by the Seaboard-All Florida Railway in the 1920s. Today, these stations are used by Tri-Rail and Amtrak. 1920s: Seaboard-All Florida Railway See also: Seaboard-All Florida Railway The line on which Tri-Rail operates was built by the Seaboard-All Florida Railway (a subsidiary of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad) for intercity passenger rail service in the early 1920s.

The line was inaugurated on January 7, 1927. Intercity rail service by Seaboard operated the Orange Blossom Special service from New York City until 1953. Amtrak continues to offer passenger rail service with the Silver Star and Silver Meteor trains from New York City. Today, the original 1920s Seaboard stations are used by Tri-Rail for service at West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood.

Though no longer in use, the Seaboard stations at Delray Beach, Opa-locka, and Hialeah are still standing. 1980-1990s: Planning and inauguration Planning for a new commuter rail line began in 1983, and building the organization began in 1986. The current system was formed by the Florida Department of Transportation and began operation January 9, 1989, to provide temporary commuter rail service while construction crews widened Interstate 95 and the parallel Florida's Turnpike.

[4] Tri-Rail was free from opening until May 1, 1990, at which time the fare became $4 round trip.[5] Due to higher than expected ridership, Tri-Rail outlasted its temporary status, adding more trains and stations in the process. Line extensions have enabled Tri-Rail to serve all three South Florida international airports: Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, and Palm Beach International Airport.

The state's original plan was to use the more urban Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) line, but FEC declined the offer as it wanted freight to be their top priority.[6] In 1998, the initial 67-mile-long (108 km) route was extended north from the West Palm Beach Station to the Mangonia Park Station, and south from the Hialeah Station to Miami Airport (at an earlier station on the site of the current station).

Construction of the extensions began in 1996; which added nearly 4 miles (6.4 km) to the system. 2000s: New stations, more service Boca Raton's Tri-Rail station, an example of the mid-2000s rebuilt that includes double track platforms and a pedestrian overpass In the early 2000s, Tri-Rail received a budget of $84.8 million for double tracking, building extensions, improving stations, establishling a headquarters, and linking to buses.

[7] In 2002, Tri-Rail began to upgrade its grade crossings to include raised medians and/or four quadrant gates to prevent cars from driving around them in an attempt to beat trains. This decreases accidents and allows the cities they run through to petition for them not to use their whistle between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. They also decreased headways to 20 minutes during rush hours.[8] The Pompano Beach station-slated for rebuild-was not renovated or rebuilt during Tri-Rail's double tracking In 2007, a project to upgrade the full length of the line from Mangonia Park to Miami Airport with double track was completed with the opening of a high-level fixed bridge over the New River near Fort Lauderdale.

During the 2000s, most of the stations were completely rebuilt to accommodate for double tracking and include dual platforms, elevators, pedestrian bridges over the tracks, large roofs over the platforms, and better facilities. In March 2006, Tri-Rail went from 30 passenger trains a day to 40 trains; the completion of the New River rail bridge, the double-tracking project, and the addition of a second Colorado Railcar diesel multiple unit (DMU) ushered in sweeping changes to Tri-Rail's operational timetables.

Tri-Rail added several more trains during peak weekday commuting hours in June 2007, increasing to the current 50 trains per day, as well as increasing weekend service.[9] During "rush-hour," trains ran every twenty to thirty minutes rather than the previous schedule of every hour. This change comes at quite a fortuitous time in Tri-Rail's operation history. With gasoline prices at record highs—particularly in South Florida's sprawling metropolis—Tri-Rail saw a double-digit percentage increase in ridership in mid-2007.

Over 4.2 million passengers rode the line in 2009, a record number for the year. This was also the time during which work was being done on I-95 to add the express lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange to the Airport Expressway near downtown Miami.[10] 2009–present: Growth, Airport Station and Coastal Link Fort Lauderdale Station, built in 1927, serves Tri-Rail and Amtrak. In 2009, Tri-Rail service was nearly cut drastically, with the threat of being shut down altogether by 2011,[11] even as ridership was at a record high, as Palm Beach County withheld its funding of the system and looked to cut its funding from $4.

1 million to $1.6 million per year. This would mean that Broward and Miami-Dade counties would also have had to cut their support to $1.6 million each to match. The state, which was also running a budget shortfall and did not pass a rental car tax increase to help fund Tri-Rail, would have had to cut its support as well. This would have caused an immediate cut from 50 to 30 daily trains and a complete cutting weekend service, followed by additional cuts and possible shut down two years later.

[12] Schedules were decreased slightly, but service was never cut altogether, as dedicated federal funding was attained through the $2.5 million grant as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. After a 25% fare increase in mid-2009, annual ridership dropped by 15% (about 600,000) in 2010.[13] However, in 2011, Tri-Rail again saw increasing ridership due to sustained high gas prices, averaging about 14,500 riders per weekday by the end of year.

Throughout the year, ridership increased at a rate of about 11% per month, paired with a decline in automobile travel [14] and an increase in employment, with 285 companies and 2,829 individuals joining in the discount program.[15] In 2011, the dilapidated Pompano Beach station received a $5.7 million federal grant, to be redone as a "green station," generating more than 100% of its energy demand through solar power, with the excess to be sent to the grid or stored for nighttime lighting.

Construction will start in spring 2012 and is expected to take 18 months to complete, with the station to remain open during construction.[16] The crossing of Race Track Road and the Tri-Rail line near the Pompano Beach station has been rough for several years, and will be repaired in 2012.[17] Total ridership on the system fully recovered to earlier high levels in fiscal year 2013, to 4.2 million.

[13] Tri-Rail wants to double ridership by 2021 to 30,000 daily riders by building the Coastal Link.[18] Miami Airport Station opened in April 2015. It is the largest station in Florida, serving Tri-Rail, Metrorail, Metrobus, and Amtrak (starting 2017). In April 2015 Miami Airport Station opened at the Miami Intermodal Center, once again connecting Tri-Rail directly with the Miami International Airport for the first time since the original Miami Airport Station closed in 2011.

This new station has connections to MIA Mover (providing a direct link to the airport), Metrorail, Metrobus and Greyhound. After extensive delays, Amtrak is also expected to serve the station beginning in late 2017.[19] This new station was under construction since 2009, with a September 2011 closure of the original Miami Airport Station to allow for construction of the new station[20] On January 27, 2017, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority board voted to award Herzog Transit Services a $511 million, 10-year contract to operate Tri-Rail beginning in July 2017.

[21] The board disqualified the other five bidders (Bombardier, First Transit, Amtrak, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit, and incumbent operator Transdev), stating that they had all submitted "conditional" prices despite the request for proposals mandating that the bid price be final.[21] The other five losing bidders all protested the contract, with Transdev, Bombardier, and First Transit jointly requesting a court injunction to prevent it from being awarded.

[21] Extensions and upgrades Boca Raton Glades Road Station In early 2012, it was announced that a second Tri-Rail station in Boca Raton was once again being considered at the busy intersection of Glades Road (S.R. 808) and Military Trail (S.R. 809), near Town Center Mall, Florida Atlantic University and large office parks. A station was proposed for this location in the early 2000s while many other stations were being renovated.

Boca Raton station near Yamato Road (S.R. 794) is the busiest station in the system[22] as of 2014, with 1,600 riders a day,[23] surpassing the Tri-Rail and Metrorail transfer station in Miami-Dade County. For this reason, and the fact that Glades Road is considered the most congested road in the county, an infill station there has been long considered.[24] As of 2016, the station was not under construction.

Downtown Miami & Coastal Link (FEC line service) Brightline's MiamiCentral station under construction in 2016. In the 2025 and 2030 long range transportation plans, Tri-Rail has envisioned moving to or adding service on the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) corridor, which runs parallel to U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard/Brickell Avenue) in Miami-Dade County, and Federal Highway in Broward and Palm Beach counties).

This corridor will provide more opportunities for pedestrian travel from stations to end destinations than does the current South Florida Rail Corridor, which must rely almost exclusively on shuttle buses for passenger distribution. Tri-Rail officials project that the project would cost about $2.5 billion and that 59,000 people per day would ride it,[6] The FEC, which denied the state's request to use the line for commuter rail in the 1980s, under new ownership has now stated that it is willing to allow the use of the 85-mile-long (137 km) segment of track between downtown Miami and Jupiter for passenger trains.

[6] Tri-Rail service on the FEC line would bring stations to Downtown Miami's transit hub, Government Center Station via the new MiamiCentral station under construction for All Aboard Florida's Brightline service, as well as service in Midtown Miami/Miami Design District, Upper East Side/Miami Shores, North Miami, North Miami Beach/Aventura, Downtown Hollywood, and Downtown Fort Lauderdale, putting it within walking distance of thousands of potential riders.

Getting to and from the current stations has always been a major detractor of Tri-Rail's convenience since opening.[25] Miami's Downtown Development Authority along with Miami-area politicians are actively lobbying to bring Tri-Rail to the city core.[26] Plans for the Coastal Link have gained momentum in recent years largely due to the fact that the FEC is upgrading its track for passenger service to accommodate Brightline, their private passenger rail system.

Track connections between the FEC tracks and the South Florida Rail Corridor are also currently under construction. These connections are mainly for freight connectivity between the two lines, but are planned for future Coastal Link use. The Northwood Connection just north of West Palm Beach will provide a new connection as well as rehabilitating an existing connection. The Iris Connection will connect the SFRC to the FEC’s Little River Branch near Hialeah.

FDOT is building both connections, which were funded by a federal TIGER grant.[27] As of 2017, the Coastal Link is planned to begin in phases. The first phase is known as Tri-Rail Downtown Link, which will provide service to MiamiCentral station in Downtown Miami. About half of Tri-Rail’s trains will switch to the FEC’s Little River Branch on the new Iris Connection south of Metrorail Transfer station and head east to the FEC mainline, where they will turn south and head to downtown Miami.

The Downtown Link costs about $69 million and is planned to be operational shortly after Brightline begins service in late 2017 or early 2018.[28] A later phase would allow Tri-Rail to begin service to Jupiter by having trains switch to the FEC on the new Northwood connection north of West Palm Beach and head north to Jupiter with additional stops in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park, and Riviera Beach.

Though no official timeframe has been given for this phase.[29] Miami-Dade County is also working to find funding for service on the FEC from Downtown Miami as far north as Aventura.[30] Once the Coastal Link is fully implemented, Tri-Rail will operate in three separate services. The Green Line would run on the FEC tracks from Jupiter to Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Red Line would run on the existing tracks from Mangonia Park to Pompano Beach, and then transition to the FEC tracks and continue to Downtown Miami.

The Blue Line would run on the existing tracks from Boca Raton to Miami Airport.[31] Before full implementation of Coastal Link service can begin, officials have acknowledged that a new higher rail bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale is necessary. The FEC’s current low-level drawbridge will be unable to handle Tri-Rail service along with Brightline and FEC freight service without negatively impacting vessel traffic on the river since the bridge would need to be lowered quite often.

Proposals include a taller bridge or possibly a tunnel under the river.[30] Operations Tri-Rail shares track with Amtrak's Silver Meteor and Silver Star and CSX Transportation's Miami Subdivision. The Florida Department of Transportation purchased the track from CSX in 1989. Under the terms of the agreement, CSX would continue to provide dispatch services and physical plant maintenance for the track and would have exclusive freight trackage rights until certain conditions were met.

As of Sunday March 29, 2015 at 12 midnight, CSX handed over dispatching and maintenance to SFRTA (Tri-Rail). While this should have the advantage of giving passenger trains signal priority over freight trains, it was at first wreaked with delays.[32] Tri-Rail participates in the EASY Card regional smartcard-based fare collection system along with Miami-Dade Transit. Purely paper tickets are also available for same-day or weekend use.

A paper ticket or an EASY Card with a paper-based transfer receipt (created after a confirmed trip is completed) can be used to obtain transfer discounts when transferring to Broward County Transit as well as Palm Tran. Only EASY Cards may be used to obtain a transfer discount when transferring to Miami-Dade Transit.[33][34][35] Fares and services Tri-Rail fare is divided into six zones for one day passes, ranging from $2.

50 to $11.55, with fare calculated by the number of zones travelled through, and whether it's one way or round trip. On weekends, a $5 all day pass good for all zones is available, though trains run with very long headways. For frequent use, Tri-Rail offers a $100.00 monthly pass (good for Tri-Rail only) and a $145.00 regional monthly pass good on Tri-Rail, Metrorail, and Metrobus. Discount fares are available for senior citizens, the disabled, students, and children under five.

[36] Certain businesses allow their employees to register for the Employer Discount Program, which reduces their fares by 25%.[9] Free parking is available at most Tri-Rail stations.[37] On weekdays, 50 train trips are made in all, with 25 in each direction, while on weekends only 32 trips, 16 north and 16 south, are made in all, with 1 hour headways between each train. While Tri-Rail peaks at speeds above 80 miles per hour (129 km/h), it can be extracted from the timetable and the distance of the line that its overall average speed is approximately 38 miles per hour (61 km/h).

Revenue and expense For fiscal year 2010, train revenue was approximately $10.3 million.[38] Total operating expenses for fiscal year 2010, including depreciation expense, were approximately $86.9 million. Expenses increased by approximately $14.9 million or 20.7% when compared to fiscal year 2009.[38] 2010 was a low year for ridership after the economy crashed and there were service cuts. By 2015, ridership was about 25% higher.

[39] Rolling stock Locomotives The service began with five Morrison-Knudsen F40PHL-2 diesel locomotives. Tri-Rail later took delivery of three MotivePower Industries F40PH-2C locomotives and two ex-Amtrak EMD F40PHs. In 2006, six EMD GP49 locomotives were acquired from Norfolk Southern Railway and were rebuilt by Mid America Car Company to the designation GP49H-3. On October 29, 2008, the Tri-Rail switched to biodiesel fuel with a goal of a 99-percent blend, when available.

[40] On February 25, 2011, Tri-Rail announced an order for ten Brookville BL36PH locomotives, with options for thirteen more, from the Brookville Equipment Corporation at a cost of $109 million.[41] The purchase was met with criticism by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and state lawmakers, who claimed the bidding process was flawed. Rival bidder MotivePower Industries filed a lawsuit against Tri-Rail, claiming that the bidding process was skewed in Brookville's favour.

[41] Tri-Rail later added two more BL36PH locomotives to the order for a total of twelve. As of 2015, all locomotives have been delivered and are used in regular service. M-K F40PHL-2 locomotive in West Palm Beach EMD F40PH locomotive in West Palm Beach F40PH-2C locomotive 810 at Miami Airport EMD GP49H-3 locomotive in the Hialeah railyard Front image of new BL36PH locomotive at Miami Airport Brookville BL36PH locomotive in Deerfield Beach Passenger cars Tri-Rail uses two types of passengers cars.

Since the beginning of operations, the system has used 26 Bombardier BiLevel Coaches acquired from GO Transit, a common model among US commuter railroads, 11 with operating cabs and 15 without. Briefly, bi-level rolling stock from Colorado Railcar (4 DMU power coaches and 2 unpowered coaches) was used beginning in 2006. In 2010, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority agreed to purchase new rail cars from Hyundai Rotem for $95 million.

[42] The first new car was put into service in March 2011. By late 2011, the 12 new locomotives and 24 new passenger cars had not yet been delivered, and the original cars, many over 30 years old, were falling into disrepair. This led to Tri-Rail often running two cars per train instead of three despite increasing ridership, leaving only standing room on many trains during rush hour.[43] By January 2013, all trains were again running with 3 cars, just as most of the Hyundai Rotem rail cars were delivered.

In addition to decreased comfort but more reliability, the new cars provide additional safety with front and rear crumple zones designed to absorb energy in a crash.[42] In 2015, three Bombardier coaches were renovated to include additional bicycle capacity. Cars 1002, 1006, and 1007 had one side of seating removed from the lower levels, which were in turn replaced by bike racks. These trains with special bike cars have the capacity to carry an additional 14 bicycles per train.

To accommodate for the loss of seating, these trains have four-car consists. Tri-Rail cab car 510 arriving at Delray Beach Cab car 501, in service since the induction of Tri-Rail service in 1989 Bombardier bi-level coaches in Pompano Beach One of Tri-Rail's bicycle cars, renovated to accommodate 14 bicycles per car Hyundai Rotem trainsets at Miami Airport Hyundai Rotem Cab in Hollywood Hyundai Rotem cab closeup Diesel multiple units In 2003, after receiving a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, Tri-Rail contracted to purchase two pieces of rolling stock from Colorado Railcar: a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) prototype control car and unpowered bi-level coach entered regular service with Tri-Rail in October 2006.

The new purpose-built railcars are larger than the Bombardier BiLevel Coaches, holding up to 188 passengers, with room for bicycles and luggage. Tri-Rail possessed four DMU control cars and two unpowered trailer cars. One DMU train usually consists of two DMU power cars at each end of a trailer coach (making for two complete DMU+trailer+DMU sets on the system). One trainset was sent to the SunRail Rand Yard in Sanford, FL, months before the system opened, for test purposes on their new commuter line.

The trainset was sent back to the CSX Hialeah Yard soon after SunRail began revenue service. Two DMUs trailed by an EMD GP-49 Colorado Railcar interior Stations Schematic of rapid transit and passenger rail service in the Miami metropolitan area in 2017. Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link and Brightline are scheduled to be operational in 2017. A typical station is composed of two side platforms connected by an overpass and two tracks, one for southbound trains, and one for northbound trains.

At all stations, aside from the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station and the West Palm Beach station, southbound and northbound trains board on the west and east platforms, respectively. The stations between West Palm Beach and Hollywood are all transfer points to both Amtrak and I-95 At these two stations, trains board most convenient to customers in their peak directions at peak times. Most stations have large parking lots, however, some, like West Palm Beach and Hollywood have a limited number of spaces, most of which are reserved for Amtrak travelers.

Zone County Station Connections 1 Palm Beach Mangonia Park Palm Tran: 20, 31, 33 West Palm Beach Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor Palm Tran: 1, 2, 31, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49 Tri-Rail Shuttle: WBP1 City of West Palm Beach: Green Trolley Greyhound Lines Lake Worth Palm Tran: 61, 62 Tri-Rail Shuttle: LKW1 2 Boynton Beach Palm Tran: 70, 71 Delray Beach Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor Palm Tran: 2, 70, 81, Downtown Roundabout Trolley 3 Boca Raton Palm Tran: 2, 94 Tri-Rail Shuttle: BR1 City of Boca Raton: TPABS Shuttle, T-Rex Shuttle Broward Deerfield Beach Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor Broward County Transit: 48 Tri-Rail Shuttle: DB1, DB2 Deerfield Beach Community Bus: 1 Pompano Beach Broward County Transit: 34 Tri-Rail Shuttle: PB1 4 Fort Lauderdale–Cypress Creek Broward County Transit: 14, 60, 62 Tri-Rail Shuttle: CC1, CC2, CC3 Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley: Uptown Link Fort Lauderdale–Broward Boulevard Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor Broward County Transit: 9, 22, 81 Tri-Rail Shuttle: FL1, FL2, FL3 Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley: Northwest Community Link, Neighborhood Link Miami-Dade Metrobus: 95 Express 5 Dania Beach–Fort Lauderdale Airport Broward County Transit: 4, 6, 15, 16, 595 Express Tri-Rail Shuttle: FLA1, SFEC Shuttle Dania Beach Community Bus: West Route Sheridan Street Broward County Transit: 12 Tri-Rail Shuttle: SS1 Miami-Dade Metrobus: 95 Express Hollywood Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor Broward County Transit: 7, 95 Express Hallandale Community Bus: 3 Hollywood Trolley: Train to Trolley Service 6 Miami-Dade Golden Glades Miami-Dade Metrobus: E, 22, 77, 246, 277, 95 Express Broward County Transit: 18, 441 Breeze, University Breeze Greyhound Lines Opa-locka Miami-Dade Metrobus: 32, 42, 135 Tri-Rail Shuttle: North Link, South Link Metrorail Transfer Miami-Dade Metrorail: Green Line Miami-Dade Metrobus: L, 42 Hialeah Market Miami-Dade Metrobus: J, 36, 132 Miami International Airport Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor Miami-Dade Metrorail: Orange Line Miami-Dade Metrobus: 7, 37, 42, 57, 110, J, 150, 238, 297 MIA Mover Greyhound Lines Ridership Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station is one of the busiest stations on the line and serves as a major transfer point between Tri-Rail and Miami-Dade Transit Opa-locka station features Moorish Revival architecture similar to historic buildings in Opa-locka.

Annual ridership averages Date Passengers[44][45]Annual total  % Change PassengersWeekday average 1995 2,481,200 - N/A 1996 2,301,400 -7.2% 7,500 1997 2,377,700 +3.3% 8,000 1998 2,215,600 -6.8% 7,200 1999 2,180,000 +1.6% 7,300 2000 2,397,900 +10.0% 8,700 2001 2,543,604 +6.1% 8,500 2002 2,629,400 +3.4% 9,200 2003 2,755,300 +4.8% 9,200 2004 2,814,800 +2.2% 9,700 2005 2,619,900 -6.9% 8,500 2006 3,177,000 +21.

3% 11,600 2007 3,502,500 +10.2% 12,600 2008 4,303,600 +22.9% 14,800 2009 3,789,700 -11.9% 12,400 2010 3,645,000 -3.8% 12,300 2011 3,947,900 +8.3% 13,300 2012 4,070,700 +3.1% 14,300 2013 4,350,782 +6.9% 14,800 2014 4,389,600 +1.0% 14,400 2015 4,292,705 -1.0% 13,900 2016 4,240,699[46] -1.0% 13,900 Ridership records Tri-Rail posted its highest paid daily ridership in the commuter-rail system's 24-year history on June 24, 2013.

It transported 19,060 people, many of whom attended a "victory parade" for the Miami Heat, which won the 2013 National Basketball Association championship. Most trains operated at or near capacity, SFTRA officials said in a press release. Special four-car sets were operated to accommodate the anticipated overflow crowd.[47] Previous Miami Heat victory parades resulted in high ridership counts for Tri-Rail, as well.

On June 23, 2006, Tri-Rail transported 18,613 riders; and on June 25, 2012, the agency carried 18,355 passengers. Accidents and incidents On January 4, 2016, a passenger train collided with a garbage truck which had broken down on a grade crossing at Lake Worth station and was derailed. Twenty-two people were injured.[48] This marked the first derailment in almost 27 years of operation. Derailed Tri-Rail cars in Lake Worth on January 4, 2016.

View of the train and garbage truck it struck in Lake Worth. Wrecked crossing signals at the site of the Lake Worth accident. On January 28, 2016, Tri-Rail suffered their second derailment in Pompano Beach, Florida after a train hit debris on the tracks between the Cypress Creek and Pompano Beach stations. This section of track is also where Tri-Rail is allowed to go its fastest speed, 79 MPH.

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"Tri-Rail hits garbage truck in Lake Worth; 22 people suffer minor injuries". WPTV. Retrieved 2016-01-05. ^ "Delays expected after Tri-Rail train derailment in Pompano Beach - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco". 2016-01-28. Archived from the original on 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-11-16. External links Route map: Google Media related to Tri-Rail at Wikimedia Commons Official website Tri-Rail Coastal Link Study South Florida Regional Transportation Authority v t e Railroad and metro stations in the Miami metropolitan area Tri-Rail(SFRTA) Boca Raton Boynton Beach Cypress Creek Deerfield Beach Delray Beach Downtown Miami (Government Center) (opening 2017) Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Airport Golden Glades Hialeah Market Hollywood Lake Worth Mangonia Park Miami Airport Metrorail Transfer Opa-locka Pompano Beach Sheridan Street West Palm Beach Miami-Dade TransitList of metro stations Metrorail Allapattah Brickell Brownsville Civic Center Coconut Grove Culmer Dadeland North Dadeland South Dr.

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