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Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:34 pm

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MIAMI—One of the most expensive and complex transportation projects currently under construction in South Florida will be finished this year: the Metrorail extension to Miami International Airport.

The new line of the elevated train, from Earlington Heights Station to a new public transportation center under construction just east of the airport, will be in operation in the spring. It will be formally called AirportLink and is the first significant Metrorail extension since the system was inaugurated in 1984.

"AirportLink will provide a fast, reliable Metrorail link to MIA for millions of residents, visitors and employees who travel to and from MIA every year," a Miami-Dade Transit press release said. "With this project, Miami-Dade joins the ranks of the great urban zones in the world with fast public transportation systems connecting to their airports."

The extension to the airport is 2.4 miles between Earlington Heights Station and the public transportation center known as the Miami Intermodal Center east of MIA, which will include Metrorail, Metrobus and Tri-Rail services, as well as taxis and national train services such as Amtrak. The intermodal center is expected to open to the public in 2013.
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It only took 28 years. But now with the newly-opened MIA Mover linking the Intermodal Center directly to the terminals, trips via Metrorail or Tri-Rail will be a breeze. (The Tri-Rail station will reopen later in the future.)
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RE: Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:34 pm

Quoting kfllcfii (Thread starter):
It only took 28 years

Well, it is Miami we are talking here...

And of all the stations they can link up to the airport... it has to go to Earlington Heights... imagine first time tourists coming to Miami, taking the public transport and being deposited in Earlington Heights for a transfer to the Metrorail into the city.

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RE: Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:42 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
And of all the stations they can link up to the airport... it has to go to Earlington Heights... imagine first time tourists coming to Miami, taking the public transport and being deposited in Earlington Heights for a transfer to the Metrorail into the city.

I'm not so sure it's just going to end at Earlington Heights - acting as a shuttle. It would make more sense (and hopefully this is what will happen) is for the trains originating at MIA to operate all the way south to Dadeland. If pax want to go north, they would transfer at Earlington Heights.

A bit off topic... but also looking forward to Amtrak taking up residence at the new MIA station soon!
 
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RE: Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:50 pm

Well there are a few things with this project which one can only hope will be corrected in the future, having to walk across the parking garages to get to the train to the Rental Center is another story, hopefully in time they will be able to get the stations much closer to the main terminal, maybe move a parking garage or at least the upper floor.

On the plus side, after however many years at least the light at the end of the tunnel is a train  
 
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RE: Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:39 am

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 1):
And of all the stations they can link up to the airport... it has to go to Earlington Heights... imagine first time tourists coming to Miami, taking the public transport and being deposited in Earlington Heights for a transfer to the Metrorail into the city.


I would imagine/hope Miami-Dade will have heavy police/security at the stations.
It is about time! Hopefully the state and county start realizing that they needed expand Metrorail 10 years ago. Not just to the airport all around the city. If developments/casinos get approved in Downtown Miami this will be a busy and useful connection.

Quoting par13del (Reply 3):
future, having to walk across the parking garages to get to the train to the Rental Center is another story, hopefully in time they will be able to get the stations much closer to the main terminal, maybe move a parking garage or at least the upper floor.

I have been so busy with school that I have not been to MIA in months (getting withdrawl) will have to take the short drive there next week have not see the MIA mover yet. But according to this map does not seem like you have to walk across the parking garage.
MIA_Mover_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.miami-airport.com/pdfdoc/MIA_Mover_Flyer.pdf
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RE: Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:48 am

Quoting flymia (Reply 4):

I have been so busy with school that I have not been to MIA in months (getting withdrawl) will have to take the short drive there next week have not see the MIA mover yet. But according to this map does not seem like you have to walk across the parking garage.
MIA_Mover_Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.miami-airport.com/pdfdoc/MIA_Mover_Flyer.pdf

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RE: Metrorail Link To MIA Almost Complete

Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:40 am

All we need now is an extension to Miami Beach and we can remove half of the city's taxis from the roads.
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