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Tri-Rail is coming to Downtown Miami: Dates announced

Exciting news for Miami commuters! After much anticipation, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority has officially announced the start date for Tri-Rail service to downtown Miami. Starting January 13, commuter rail enthusiasts can experience the convenience of Tri-Rail trains arriving at the bustling MiamiCentral station, located at 600 NW First Ave.

Originally scheduled to begin in 2017, the Tri-Rail service will finally become a reality, offering a vital transportation link between Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. This service complements the existing Brightline service into the station, providing even more options for those traveling through South Florida.

One of the key advantages is the seamless connection to Miami’s free Metromover system at the nearby Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. station, offering commuters easy access to the Omni or Brickell neighborhoods. This marks a significant improvement from the current scenario, where Tri-Rail passengers heading to downtown Miami need to transfer to Miami’s Metrorail system at specific stations.

While the initial launch may require passengers traveling to and from Palm Beach County’s Mangonia Park or points in between to change trains at the Metrorail transfer station, this marks a considerable step forward in enhancing regional connectivity.

The start date of January 13 kicks off a two-week "soft launch" with six trains running in and out of MiamiCentral. The service will gradually scale up, aiming to reach a full schedule of 26 trains daily. This development is set to redefine daily commuting for residents across South Florida, providing a more extensive and convenient public transportation network.

Stay updated on the latest developments by visiting the Tri-Rail website for more information. As we look forward to the official launch, this marks a new era for downtown Miami's transportation landscape. Let the countdown to enhanced connectivity begin! 🚆🌆 #TriRailMiami #TransportationRevolution #MiamiCommute



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