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SE Florida Tri-Rail Commuter News

This is actually for Tri-Rail thread.

Tr-Rail will go to Downtown Miami and is schedule to open in late-2016.

This is second Tri-Rail extension service to East-West Corridor of Miami-Dade County.


Please stay on the topics and not try to off-topics thread.
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new MIA airport station opens march 30th 2015
anybody got new ridership numbers?
http://www.thenextmiami.com/index.ph...s-than-a-week/
next stop is downtown Miami 201?
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WOW tri-rail extension to homestead & miami zoo

http://miami.curbed.com/archives/201...estead-csx.php
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WOW tri-rail extension to homestead & miami zoo

http://miami.curbed.com/archives/201...estead-csx.php
Really? Tri-Rail is going to Homestead & Metro Zoo? That would be great and it'll will work. They will bring Tri-Rail to Homestead & Metro Zoo. It will reduce the traffic congestion. I think it's right choice for everyone.
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I guess we can forge all the Tri-Rail news & maps here then since we didn't have a thread for it before or it got deleted.
A suggestion would be to retitle the name of this thread since people may not know where Tri-Rail is.
SE Florida Tri-Rail Commuter News would be a suggestion.

Let's start with this map of the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) just east of MIA from 2010:

^ http://www.micdot.com/mic_program/pr...5-07_Demo4.jpg

The dotted lines represent the Tri-Rail line which terminates at the MIC. However as you can see the CSX Railroad tracks for freight cargo continue south after the MIC station and the track that turns right onto NW 21st. is the route that will take the Tri-Rail trains downtown and connect with All Aboard Florida's FEC's railroad tracks in downtown Miami.

The track that turns left is the one Miami-Dade county want to use or purchase for it's east-west commuter line:


http://cdn.cstatic.net/gridnailer/50...9-RailPlan.jpg



http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs...30.13%20PM.jpg

CSX Just Made East-West Rail Line a Lot More Expensive
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, by Sean McCaughan

"CSX just made an 11 mile east-west Tri-Rail or Metrorail line along its Miami International Airport-bordering rail tracks significantly more expensive than the bargain basement $102 million estimated construction cost of the project, reports the Miami Herald. They don't want to rent or provide usage of the tracks to anybody. They want to sell them to the State of Florida for fair market value and still be allowed exclusive and perpetual freight usage of the tracks, with Florida paying the entire maintenance bill.

This is exactly how Tri-Rail and Sunrail were created, on former CSX trackage, so CSX obviously considers it reasonable, with one crucial difference: They want Florida to buy an additional 24 miles of track that extends down to Homestead. The Herald estimates the cost of the entire 35 miles to be $245 million, based on the cost of SunRail, but that was in Orlando where land is cheaper, so that might be a rather modest estimate. Perhaps this additional trackage could be used for an extension of Tri-Rail too?"


^ http://miami.curbed.com/archives/201...-doral-csx.php

What if Tri-Rail Extended All the Way to Homestead?



"This map, taken from the system map of the CSX Railway, shows the extent of the CSX-owned rail trackage south and west of Miami International Airport, which CSX is proposing to sell to the State of Florida to expand Tri-Rail. The dashed blue lines are those which CSX has access to under operating agreements and the solid blue lines are CSX-owned. North of here, CSX doesn't own a thing until Riviera Beach, making CSX's rationale for unloading the rest clearer. Maintenance must be a royal pain. The current idea is only to utilize the trackage extending to Doral and west. Purchasing the trackage extending all the way down to Homestead would be a big commitment, but if more extensively utilized could potentially come with some big advantages for Tri-Rail."
http://miami.curbed.com/tags/railroading

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Bikes and trains: Tri-Rail rolling out dedicated bicycle cars

Tri-Rail rolled out its first bike car last Friday. Nine more cars will be added by the end of the year.

Bikes and trains: Tri-Rail rolling out dedicated bicycle cars
July 31, 2015 | Filed in: bnblogs.

Tri-Rail has rolled out its first bike car.

By the end of the year, the commuter train will have 10 cars dedicated for bicycles. The first one was added to Tri-Rail’s fleet last Friday, offering a sneak preview of what bike commuters can look forward to.

People are going to be excited about it. They’ve been asking for it for a long time,’’ said Tri-Rail spokesman Bonnie Arnold.

The new bike car contains 14 racks on one side to allow more room to maneuver bikes on and off the train. The other side of the car will have about 20 seats.

The bike cars are being added to the traditional three-car set, making it a four-set train with additional seating. It is marked with a large bicycle symbol on the outside of the car and makes two runs per day for now.

The other nine bike cars will make two to four runs per day.

Passengers can continue to bring bicycles on board but they still will be limited to two bike straps per car, a limit that high demand made impossible to meet, said Arnold.

“The increase in the number of bikes on a Tri-Rail train is astonishing,’’ said Arnold, who said the heaviest concentration of bike commuters is between Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach in northern Broward County.

“I have seen conductors ask bike riders to wait for the next train because there’s no room.’’

Jesse Bailey, a real estate analyst who runs the Walkable West Palm Beach blog, praised Tri-Rail for adding the bike cars.

“A lot of folks who take Tri-Rail don’t own cars and they rely on other modes of transportation, like bikes,” he said.

“Often the problem with mass transit and Tri-Rail, you arrive at the station but you still need to get to that final destination. This will help make that more seamless.’’

http://theinsider.blog.palmbeachpost...-bicycle-cars/
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nice post bobdreamz , check out this freaky old link
http://miamidadempo.org/library/stud...on-2006-11.pdf
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nice post bobdreamz , check out this freaky old link
http://miamidadempo.org/library/stud...on-2006-11.pdf
Well those were the alternatives back in 2006 and 4 years after the half cent sales tax was passed in November of 2002. The Tri-rail proposals don't show up until page 23 of the study you provided above.
Of course everything has changed since then but it would be great if MDT & SFRTA (Tri-Rail) could buy the right of way from CSX and purchase those 35 miles of track from them.
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http://www.bizjournals.com/southflor...1.html?ana=twt
big new for tri-rail WPB and also 2 blocks away All Aboard Florida
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big new for tri-rail WPB and also 2 blocks away All Aboard Florida
Tri-Rail & AAF is going to be a huge catalyst for downtown WPB.
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Tri-Rail proposes new Midtown Miami station

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority which operates Tri-Rail has proposed a new station for the Midtown Miami / Design district / Wynwood neighborhood.



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Is that new Aventura Link? Is that near Aventura Mall on Biscayne Blvd? What about new station?
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Is that new Aventura Link? Is that near Aventura Mall on Biscayne Blvd? What about new station?
It's one of the 28 proposed station locations for the Tri-Rail Coastal Link on the Florida East Coast Railway. The station will be west of US 1 / Biscayne Blvd. & Aventura Blvd. so it will be right across the street from the Aventura Mall.


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When it did approved? When it will start? On what years is that? I see the empty lands near Ives Dairy Rd. I can't remember where it is. Is that old building or something like that.

Hold it!

I went onto Google Earth and I seeing that they build new office space near US 1 & Ives Dairy Rd. It is on southwest corner. Near railroad tracks.
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^ Tri-Rail Coastal Link is a few years away since it is sharing the railroad tracks with the Florida East Coast freight railways down to the Port of Miami in addition to All Aboard Florida trains into downtown Miami which are all owned by FECI.
Tri-Rail now operates on CSX railroad tracks which are west of I-95 in the metropolitan corridor.
There is nothing approved yet for the Coastal Link project yet. These are just proposals.
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actually the Coastal Link is under construction - phase 1 will open with the new AAF downtown station. It splits half of the Tri-Rail trains away from the MIA airport.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-Ra...ansfer_Station
phase 2 not gonna happen till 2020 if that......???
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actually the Coastal Link is under construction - phase 1 will open with the new AAF downtown station. It splits half of the Tri-Rail trains away from the MIA airport.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri-Ra...ansfer_Station
phase 2 not gonna happen till 2020 if that......???
Tri-rail Coastal Link is not under construction. The Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link is which connects the western CSX tracks with the eastern FEC/ All Aboard Florida tracks into downtown just northwest of the city of Miami.

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[QUOTE=bobdreamz;7132611]Tri-rail Coastal Link is not under construction. The Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link is which connects the western CSX tracks with the eastern FEC/ All Aboard Florida tracks into downtown just northwest of the city of Miami.

yeah I get the names mixed up.....
is the Pompano Link also under construction??
but that Mid-town station is also a good idea for 2016
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The Pompano Beach link isn't under construction either but the rail tracks are already established from CSX to the FEC tracks that will connect to the eventual Tri-Rail Coastal Link.
The Midtown station is a excellent idea and needs $15 Million to make it a reality at this point.
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