Friday, March 27, 2015

Tri-Rail and big news from Miami

Michael Turnbell at the Sun Sentinel with this transportation news:
     Tri-Rail's much-anticipated new Miami Airport Station will finally open to passengers on April 5.
     The opening will end nearly four years of construction and delays for passengers traveling to and from the airport.
     The station is part of the giant Miami Intermodal Center east of the airport. Passengers will be able to walk off trains and up an escalator to a new automatic elevated train that runs directly to the terminals. Or they'll be able to rent a car or hop on Metrorail or Miami-Dade Transit. There's even room at the hub for high-speed rail in the future.
     The Amtrak portion of the station won't be ready until summer as work continues on a bypass route for Northwest 25th Street, which will be blocked when Amtrak's trains pull into the station.