Commuter rail service in South Florida

Tri-Rail (reporting mark TRCX) is a commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Seaside, Florida, United States. The Tri prefix within the title refers back to the three counties served by the railroad: Palm Seaside, Broward, and Miami-Dade.[2] Tri-Rail is managed by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) alongside CSX Transportation’s former Miami Subdivision,[3][4] the road now wholly owned by the Florida DOT. The 70.9-mile-long (114.1 km) system has 18 stations alongside the Southeast Florida coast, and connects on to Amtrak at quite a few stations, and to Metrorail on the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Switch station and at Miami Airport station.

A second Tri-Rail line on the Florida East Coast Railway hall, dubbed the “Coastal Hyperlink”, has been proposed. The road would function between Toney Penna station in Jupiter and MiamiCentral in Downtown Miami, and add commuter rail service between the downtown areas of cities between West Palm Seaside and Miami. Mixed with the prevailing Tri-Rail line, the Tri-Rail system would have a day by day passenger ridership of virtually 30,000; or roughly 9 million passengers every year, doubling Tri-Rail’s present ridership.

Historical past[edit]

1920s: Seaboard-All Florida Railway[edit]

The road on which Tri-Rail operates was constructed by the Seaboard-All Florida Railway (a subsidiary of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad) for intercity passenger rail service within the early 1920s. The road was inaugurated on January 7, 1927. Intercity rail service by Seaboard operated the Orange Blossom Particular service from New York Metropolis till 1953. Amtrak continues to supply passenger rail service with the Silver Star and Silver Meteor trains from New York Metropolis. Right now, the unique 1920s Seaboard stations are utilized by Tri-Rail for service at West Palm Seaside, Deerfield Seaside, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood. Although now not in use, the Seaboard stations at Delray Seaside, Opa-locka, and Hialeah are nonetheless standing.

1980-1990s: Planning and inauguration[edit]

Planning for a brand new commuter rail line started in 1983, and constructing the group started in 1986. The present system was shaped by the Florida Division of Transportation and started operation January 9, 1989, to supply momentary commuter rail service whereas development crews widened Interstate 95 and the parallel Florida’s Turnpike.[5] Tri-Rail was free from opening till Could 1, 1990, at which era the fare grew to become $Four spherical journey.[6]

Because of larger than anticipated ridership, FDOT made Tri-Rail a everlasting service, including extra trains and stations within the course of.[citation needed] Line extensions have enabled Tri-Rail to serve all three South Florida worldwide airports: Miami Worldwide Airport, Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood Worldwide Airport, and Palm Seaside Worldwide Airport. The state’s authentic plan was to make use of the extra city Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) line, however FEC declined the provide because it needed freight to be their high precedence.[7] In 1998, the preliminary 67-mile-long (108 km) route was prolonged north from the West Palm Seaside station to the Mangonia Park, and south from Hialeah Market to Miami Airport (at an earlier station on the location of the present station). Development of the extensions started in 1996; which added practically Four miles (6.4 km) to the system.

2000s: New stations, extra service[edit]

Boca Raton’s Tri-Rail station, an instance of the mid-2000s rebuilt that features double monitor platforms and a pedestrian overpass

Within the early 2000s, Tri-Rail obtained a funds of $84.8 million[clarification needed] for double monitoring, constructing extensions, enhancing stations, establishing a headquarters, and linking to buses.[8]

In 2002, Tri-Rail started to improve its grade crossings to incorporate raised medians and/or 4 quadrant gates to stop automobiles from driving round them in an try and beat trains. This decreases accidents and permits the cities they run by means of to petition for them to not use their whistle between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.[citation needed] In addition they decreased headways to 20 minutes throughout rush hours.[9]

The Pompano Seaside station-slated for rebuild-was not renovated or rebuilt throughout Tri-Rail’s double monitoring however was redone later in the 2010s.

In 2007, a venture to improve the total size of the road from Mangonia Park to Miami Airport with double monitor was accomplished with the opening of a high-level fastened bridge over the New River close to Fort Lauderdale. Throughout the 2000s, a lot of the stations have been utterly rebuilt to accommodate for double monitoring and embody twin platforms, elevators, pedestrian bridges over the tracks, massive roofs over the platforms, and higher amenities.

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 venture, and the addition of a second Colorado Railcar diesel a number of unit (DMU) ushered in sweeping adjustments to Tri-Rail’s operational timetables. Tri-Rail added a number of extra trains throughout peak weekday commuting hours in June 2007, growing to the present 50 trains per day, in addition to growing weekend service.[10] Throughout “rush-hour,” trains ran each twenty to thirty minutes slightly than the earlier schedule of each hour. This transformation comes at fairly a fortuitous time in Tri-Rail’s operation historical past. With gasoline costs at document highs—significantly in South Florida’s sprawling metropolis—Tri-Rail noticed a double-digit share improve in ridership in mid-2007.[citation needed] By 2009, annual ridership had reached about 4.2 million passengers.[11] This was additionally the time throughout which work was being completed on I-95 so as to add the specific lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange to the Airport Expressway close to downtown Miami.[12]

2009–current: Progress, Airport Station and Coastal Hyperlink[edit]

In 2009, Tri-Rail service was practically lower drastically, with the specter of being shut down altogether by 2011,[13] whilst ridership was at a document excessive, as Palm Seaside County withheld its funding of the system and seemed to chop its funding from $4.1 million to $1.6 million per yr. This might imply that Broward and Miami-Dade counties would even have needed to lower their help to $1.6 million every to match. The state, which was additionally operating a funds shortfall and didn’t go a rental automobile tax improve to assist fund Tri-Rail, would have needed to lower its help as properly. This might have triggered a right away lower from 50 to 30 day by day trains and an entire reducing weekend service, adopted by further cuts and potential shut down two years later.[14] Schedules have been decreased barely, however service was by no means lower altogether, as devoted federal funding was attained by means of the $2.5 million grant as a part of the American Reinvestment and Restoration Act of 2009.

After a 25% fare improve in mid-2009, annual ridership dropped by 15% (about 600,000) in 2010.[15] Nonetheless, in 2011, Tri-Rail once more noticed growing ridership attributable to sustained excessive gasoline costs, averaging about 14,500 riders per weekday by the tip of yr. All year long, ridership elevated at a charge of about 11% monthly, paired with a decline in vehicle journey [16] and a rise in employment, with 285 corporations and a couple of,829 people becoming a member of within the low cost program.[17]

In 2011, the dilapidated Pompano Seaside station obtained a $5.7 million federal grant, to be redone as a “inexperienced station,” producing greater than 100% of its vitality demand by means of solar energy, with the surplus to be despatched to the grid or saved for nighttime lighting. Development began in spring 2012 with the station remaining open throughout development.[18] The crossing of Race Observe Street and the Tri-Rail line close to the Pompano Seaside station has been tough for a number of years, and will probably be repaired in 2012.[19]

Complete ridership on the system absolutely recovered to earlier excessive ranges in fiscal yr 2013, to 4.2 million.[15] Tri-Rail needs to double ridership by 2021 to 30,000 day by day riders by constructing the Coastal Hyperlink.[20]

Miami Airport station opened in April 2015. It’s the largest station in Florida, serving Tri-Rail, Metrorail, and buses.

In April 2015, Miami Airport station opened on the Miami Intermodal Middle, as soon as once more connecting Tri-Rail straight with the Miami Worldwide Airport for the primary time because the authentic Miami Airport station closed in 2011. This new station has connections to MIA Mover (offering a direct hyperlink to the airport), Metrorail, Metrobus, and Greyhound. After intensive delays, Amtrak has but to maneuver its operations from its present station.[21] This new station was beneath development since 2009, with a September 2011 closure of the unique Miami Airport station to permit for development of the brand new station.[22]

On January 27, 2017, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority board voted to award Herzog Transit Providers a $511 million, 10-year contract to function Tri-Rail starting in July 2017.[23] The board disqualified the opposite 5 bidders (Bombardier, First Transit, Amtrak, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit, and incumbent operator Transdev), stating that that they had all submitted “conditional” costs regardless of the request for proposals mandating that the bid value be remaining.[23] The opposite 5 dropping bidders all protested the contract, with Transdev, Bombardier, and First Transit collectively requesting a courtroom injunction to stop it from being awarded.[23]

Extensions and upgrades[edit]

Boca Raton Glades Street station[edit]

In early 2012, it was introduced {that a} second Tri-Rail station in Boca Raton was as soon as once more being thought-about on the busy intersection of Glades Street (S.R. 808) and Navy Path (S.R. 809), close to City Middle Mall, Florida Atlantic College and huge workplace parks. A station was proposed for this location within the early 2000s whereas many different stations have been being renovated. Boca Raton station close to Yamato Street (S.R. 794) is the busiest station within the system[24] as of 2014, with 1,600 riders a day,[25] surpassing the Tri-Rail and Metrorail switch station in Miami-Dade County. For that reason, and the truth that Glades Street is taken into account probably the most congested street within the county, an infill station there was lengthy thought-about.[26] As of 2019, the station was not beneath development.

Downtown Miami & Coastal Hyperlink (FEC line service)[edit]

Within the 2025 and 2030 lengthy vary transportation plans, Tri-Rail has envisioned shifting to or including service on the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) hall, which runs parallel to U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard/Brickell Avenue) in Miami-Dade County, and Federal Freeway in Broward and Palm Seaside counties). This hall will present extra alternatives for pedestrian journey from stations to finish locations than does the present South Florida Rail Hall, which should rely nearly completely on shuttle buses for passenger distribution. Tri-Rail officers venture that the venture would price about $2.5 billion and that 59,000 individuals per day would trip it,[7] The FEC, which denied the state’s request to make use of the road for commuter rail within the 1980s, beneath new possession has now[when?] acknowledged that it’s prepared to permit using the 85-mile-long (137 km) phase of monitor between downtown Miami and Jupiter for passenger trains.[7]

Tri-Rail service on the FEC line would deliver stations to Downtown Miami’s transit hub, Authorities Middle station through Virgin MiamiCentral, in addition to service in Midtown Miami/Miami Design District, Higher East Facet/Miami Shores, North Miami, North Miami Seaside/Aventura, Downtown Hollywood, and Downtown Fort Lauderdale, placing it inside strolling distance of 1000’s of potential riders. Attending to and from the present stations has been a significant detractor of Tri-Rail’s comfort since opening.[27] Miami’s Downtown Growth Authority together with Miami-area politicians are[when?] actively lobbying to deliver Tri-Rail to town core.[28]

Observe connections between the FEC tracks and the South Florida Rail Hall are additionally presently beneath development.[when?] These connections are primarily for freight connectivity between the 2 strains, however are deliberate for future Coastal Hyperlink use. The Northwood Connection simply north of West Palm Seaside will present a brand new connection in addition to rehabilitating an present connection. The Iris Connection will join the SFRC to the FEC’s Little River Department close to Hialeah. FDOT is constructing each connections, which have been funded by a federal TIGER grant.[29]

The Coastal Hyperlink is deliberate to start in phases. The primary section is named Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Hyperlink, which would supply service to MiamiCentral station in Downtown Miami. About half of Tri-Rail’s trains would swap to the FEC’s Little River Department on the brand new Iris Connection south of Metrorail Switch station and head east to the FEC mainline, the place they might flip south and head to downtown Miami. The Downtown Hyperlink prices about $69 million[30] and is deliberate to be operational in 2021.[31]

A later section would enable Tri-Rail to start service to Jupiter by having trains swap to the FEC on the brand new Northwood connection north of West Palm Seaside and head north to Jupiter with further stops in Palm Seaside Gardens, Lake Park, and Riviera Seaside. No official timeframe has been given for this section.[32]

Miami-Dade County can also be working to seek out funding for service on the FEC from Downtown Miami as far north as Aventura.[33] Development of an extra monitor for commuter service would require the approval of Brightline, which owns perpetual rights to function passenger trains over the hall.[34]

If the Coastal Hyperlink is absolutely carried out, Tri-Rail would function in three separate providers with a line on the FEC tracks from Jupiter to Downtown Fort Lauderdale, a line on the prevailing tracks from Mangonia Park to Pompano Seaside, after which transition to the FEC tracks and proceed to Downtown Miami. One other line would run on the prevailing tracks from Boca Raton to Miami Airport.[35]

Earlier than full implementation of Coastal Hyperlink service can start, officers have acknowledged {that a} new larger rail bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale is critical. The FEC’s present low-level drawbridge are unable to deal with Tri-Rail service together with Brightline and FEC freight service with out negatively affecting vessel visitors on the river because the bridge would must be lowered very often. Proposals embody a taller bridge or presumably a tunnel beneath the river.[33]

In 2020, Brightline solicited a proposal to function a commuter rail service on the FEC, using its unique trackage rights for passenger service.[36][37] Underneath these plans town of Miami would help the service operated by Brightline, with out direct involvement of Tri-Rail.[38]


Tri-Rail shares the South Florida Rail Hall trackage with Amtrak’s Silver Meteor and Silver Star and CSX Transportation’s Miami Subdivision. The Florida Division of Transportation bought the monitor from CSX in 1989. Underneath the phrases of the settlement, CSX would proceed to supply dispatch providers and bodily plant upkeep for the monitor and would have unique freight trackage rights till sure situations have been met. As of Sunday March 29, 2015, at 12 midnight, CSX handed over dispatching and upkeep to SFRTA (Tri-Rail). Whereas this could have the benefit of giving passenger trains sign precedence over freight trains, it was at first wracked with delays.[39]

Tri-Rail participates within the EASY Card regional smartcard-based fare assortment system together with Miami-Dade Transit. Purely paper tickets are additionally out there for same-day or weekend use. A paper ticket or an EASY Card with a paper-based switch receipt (created after a confirmed journey is accomplished) can be utilized to acquire switch reductions when transferring to Broward County Transit in addition to Palm Tran. Solely EASY Playing cards could also be used to acquire a switch low cost when transferring to Miami-Dade Transit.[40][41][42]

Because of the route’s success, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star don’t enable native journey between West Palm Seaside and Miami. The 2 trains solely cease to discharge passengers southbound and obtain passengers northbound.

Fares and providers[edit]

Tri-Rail fare is split into six zones for at some point passes, starting from $2.50 to $11.55, with fare calculated by the variety of zones traveled by means of, and whether or not it’s a method or spherical journey. On weekends, a $5 all day go good for all zones is offered, although trains run hourly headways. For frequent use, Tri-Rail presents a $100.00 month-to-month go (good for Tri-Rail solely) and a $145.00 regional month-to-month go good on Tri-Rail, Metrorail, and Metrobus. Low cost fares can be found for senior residents, the disabled, college students, and youngsters beneath 12.[43] Sure companies enable their workers to register for the Employer Low cost Program, which reduces their fares by 25%.[10] Free parking is offered in any respect Tri-Rail stations.[44] On weekdays, 50 prepare journeys are made in all, with 25 in every course, whereas on weekends solely 30 journeys, 15 north and 15 south, are made in all, with 1 hour headways between every prepare. Whereas Tri-Rail peaks at speeds of 79 miles per hour (127 km/h), it may be extracted from the timetable and the space of the road that its total common pace is roughly 38 miles per hour (61 km/h).

Income and expense[edit]

For fiscal yr 2010, prepare income was roughly $10.3 million.[45] Complete working bills for fiscal yr 2010, together with depreciation expense, have been roughly $86.9 million. Bills elevated by roughly $14.9 million or 20.7% when in comparison with fiscal yr 2009.[45] 2010 was a low yr for ridership after the economic system crashed and there have been service cuts. By 2015, ridership was about 25% larger.[46]

Journey course[edit]

The road has no flip round level so all trains will face one course always. Locomotives will all the time face south. For that reason, Twin Operation Passenger Cabs are situated on the alternative facet of the prepare dealing with north. Trains will journey north in reverse and south forwards.

Rolling inventory[edit]


The service started with 5 Morrison-Knudsen F40PHL-2 diesel locomotives. Tri-Rail later took supply of three MotivePower Industries F40PH-2C locomotives and two ex-Amtrak EMD F40PHs. In 2006, six EMD GP49 locomotives have been acquired from Norfolk Southern Railway and have been rebuilt by Mid America Automobile Firm to the designation GP49H-3.

On October 29, 2008, the Tri-Rail switched to biodiesel gas with a aim of a 99-percent mix, when out there.[47]

On February 25, 2011, Tri-Rail introduced an order for ten Brookville BL36PH locomotives, with choices for 13 extra, from the Brookville Gear Company at a price of $109 million.[48] The acquisition was met with criticism by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and state lawmakers, who claimed the bidding course of was flawed. Rival bidder MotivePower Industries filed a lawsuit towards Tri-Rail, claiming that the bidding course of was skewed in Brookville’s favour.[48] Tri-Rail later added two extra BL36PH locomotives to the order for a complete of 12. As of 2015, all locomotives have been delivered and are utilized in common service, permitting the F40PHL-2, F40PH-2C and F40PH locomotives to be retired. Nonetheless, in July 2018, all of the F40PH-2C and F40PH locomotives have been despatched as much as Progress Rail in Georgia to be rebuilt and returned to service to be used on the Coastal Hyperlink. They started to return ranging from August 2020.

Passenger automobiles[edit]

Tri-Rail makes use of two sorts of passengers automobiles. For the reason that starting of operations, the system has used 26 Bombardier BiLevel Coaches bought new from City Transportation Growth Company (despite the fact that they have been delivered in GO Transit colours, the Tri-Rail automobiles have been bought new and by no means used or bought secondhand by GO), a standard mannequin amongst Canadian and US commuter railroads, 11 with working cabs and 15 with out. Briefly, bi-level rolling inventory from Colorado Railcar (Four DMU energy coaches and a couple of unpowered coaches) was used starting in 2006.

In 2010, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority agreed to buy new rail automobiles from Hyundai Rotem for $95 million.[49] The primary new automobile was put into service in March 2011. By late 2011, the 12 new locomotives and 24 new passenger automobiles had not but been delivered, and the unique automobiles, many over 30 years previous, have been falling into disrepair. This led to Tri-Rail typically operating two automobiles per prepare as a substitute of three regardless of growing ridership, leaving solely standing room on many trains throughout rush hour.[50] By January 2013, all trains have been once more operating with Three automobiles, simply as a lot of the Hyundai Rotem rail automobiles have been delivered. Along with decreased consolation however extra reliability, the brand new automobiles present further security with entrance and rear crumple zones designed to soak up vitality in a crash.[49]

In 2015, three Bombardier coaches have been renovated to incorporate further bicycle capability. Automobiles 1002, 1006, and 1007 had one facet of seating faraway from the decrease ranges, which have been in flip changed by bike racks. These trains with particular bike automobiles have the capability to hold an extra 14 bicycles per prepare.

Diesel a number of items[edit]

In 2003, after receiving a grant from the Florida Division of Transportation, Tri-Rail contracted to buy two items of rolling inventory from Colorado Railcar: a self-propelled diesel a number of unit (DMU) prototype management automobile and unpowered bi-level coach entered common service with Tri-Rail in October 2006. The brand new purpose-built railcars are bigger than the Bombardier BiLevel Coaches, holding as much as 188 passengers, with room for bicycles and baggage. Tri-Rail possessed 4 DMU management automobiles and two unpowered trailer automobiles. One DMU prepare often consists of two DMU energy automobiles at every finish of a trailer coach (making for 2 full DMU+trailer+DMU units on the system). One trainset was despatched to the SunRail Rand Yard in Sanford, FL, months earlier than the system opened, for check functions on their new commuter line. The trainset was despatched again to the CSX Hialeah Yard quickly after SunRail started income service.


Yr constructed Make and mannequin Street Nos. Capability Notes
1968 (Rebuilt 1988) M-Ok EMD F40PHL-2 801-805 Three crew These have been the primary diesel locomotives in service by Tri-Rail. Rebuilt from CR GP40 locomotives 3230, 3238, 3240, 3252 and 3256 in 1988. Retired 2015.
1992 M-Ok EMD F40PH-2C 807-809 Three crew All locomotives had new engines to enhance head finish energy. Retired 2015. Presently being rebuilt. 807 and 809 rebuilt and returned in August 2020.
1981 EMD F40PH 810-811 Three crew Ex-Amtrak No. 363 and 379. Acquired 1997. Retired 2015. Presently being rebuilt.
1980 (Rebuilt 2006) EMD GP49PH-3 812-817 Three crew Ex-Norfolk Southern 4600-4605 GP49s. Locomotives have been rebuilt and reclassified as GP49PH-Three in 2006 giving extra horsepower than earlier than. Solely 812, 815, and 817 are nonetheless in service. 814 retired in 2015, 813 retired in 2016, 816 retired in 2020.
2013–15 Brookville BL36PH 818-829 Three crew All are in service
Passenger coaches
1987-1996 Bombarder Bi-Stage Passenger Coach/Cab Automobile 501-511 (cab automobiles), 1001-1015 (trailer automobiles) 136 and three crew (cab automobiles), 142 (trailer automobiles), 128 (bicycle automobiles) Collected from GO Transit, repainted to Tri-Rail livery and all have been in service since. Automobiles 1002, 1006, and 1007 have been renovated to seat bicyclists. 510 wrecked within the Lake Value derailment on January 4, 2016. 501, 1001, and 1009 all sidelined following involvement within the January 28, 2016 derailment.
2010-11 Hyundai Rotem Passenger Coach/Cab Automobile 512-521 (cab automobiles), 1101-1114 (trailer automobiles) 140 and three crew (cab automobiles), 146 (trailer automobiles) Examined in 2010 and all are in service since 2013. From February to Could 2019, cab automobiles have been banned from main following failure of an inspection, and a locomotive could be flipped round and block the cab automobile.
Diesel a number of items
2002 Colorado Railcar Single-Stage DMU Demonstrator 702 73 and three crew Previously Colorado Railcar #2002. This unit was examined throughout the USA and Canada and was examined in choose commuter railways within the US’s metropolitan space and Alaska to advertise corporations for including DMUs to their rosters. It was quickly introduced and bought by Tri-Rail and was repainted to their railway colours and was given a brand new quantity in 2004. It’s now saved unserviceable in Pueblo, Colorado, after it was bought away. Bi-Stage DMUs quickly arrived to Tri-Rail after the demonstrator was returned to Colorado.
2005–09 Colorado Railcar Bi-Stage Diesel A number of Unit 703-706 165 and three crew No. 703 was the primary Bi-Stage DMU to check Florida Tri-Rail tracks in 2005. Others items arrived a number of years later and are all in service after testing
2005-07 Colorado Railcar Bi-Stage Trailer Coach 7001-7002 182 Double Decker Coaches that often transit with two DMUs. They’re much bigger than the Bombardier and Rotem coaches they usually have a really massive seating capability too.


Schematic of fast transit and passenger rail service within the Miami space in 2018. Tri-Rail’s Downtown Miami Hyperlink (proven in pink) is anticipated to be operational in 2020.

A typical station accommodates two tracks and two facet platforms linked by an overpass. Most stations have massive parking heaps, nonetheless, some, like West Palm Seaside and Hollywood have a restricted variety of areas, most of that are reserved for Amtrak vacationers.

Location Zone Station Time to Pompano Seaside Yr opened Connections
Mangonia Park 1 Mangonia Park 48 min 1998 Palm Tran: 20, 31, 33
West Palm Seaside West Palm Seaside 42 min 1925 Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor
Palm Tran: 1, 2, 31, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49
Tri-Rail Shuttle: WBP1
Metropolis of West Palm Seaside: Inexperienced Trolley
Greyhound Traces
Lake Value Lake Value 33 min 1989 Palm Tran: 61, 62
Tri-Rail Shuttle: LKW1
Boynton Seaside 2 Boynton Seaside 28 min 1989 Palm Tran: 70, 71
Delray Seaside Delray Seaside 19 min 1991 Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor
Palm Tran: 2, 70, 81, Downtown Roundabout Trolley
Boca Raton 3 Boca Raton 13 min 1989 Palm Tran: 2, 94
Tri-Rail Shuttle: BR1
Metropolis of Boca Raton: TPABS Shuttle, T-Rex Shuttle
Deerfield Seaside Deerfield Seaside 6 min 1926 Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor
Broward County Transit: 48
Tri-Rail Shuttle: DB1, DB2
Deerfield Seaside Group Bus: 1
Pompano Seaside Pompano Seaside 1989 Broward County Transit: 34
Tri-Rail Shuttle: PB1
Cypress CreekFort Lauderdale 4 Cypress Creek Eight min 1989 Broward County Transit: 14, 60, 62
Tri-Rail Shuttle: CC1, CC2, CC3
Fort Lauderdale Solar Trolley: Uptown Hyperlink
Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale 15 min 1927 Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor
Broward County Transit: 9, 22, 81
Tri-Rail Shuttle: FL1, FL2, FL3
Fort Lauderdale Solar Trolley: Northwest Group Hyperlink, Neighborhood Hyperlink
Miami-Dade Metrobus: 95 Categorical
Dania Seaside 5 Fort Lauderdale Airport 22 min 2000 Broward County Transit: 4, 6, 15, 16, 595 Categorical
Tri-Rail Shuttle: FLA1, SFEC Shuttle
Dania Seaside Group Bus: West Route
Hollywood Sheridan Avenue 26 min 1996 Broward County Transit: 12
Tri-Rail Shuttle: SS1
Metrobus: 95 Categorical
Greyhound Traces
Hollywood 30 min 1928 Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor
Broward County Transit: 7, 95 Categorical
Hallandale Group Bus: 3
Hollywood Trolley: Practice to Trolley Service
Miami 6 Golden Glades 39 min 1989 Metrobus: E, 22, 77, 155, 246, 277, 95 Categorical
Broward County Transit: 18, 441 Breeze, College Breeze
Greyhound Traces
Opa-locka Opa-locka 45 min 1927 Metrobus: 32, 42, 135
Tri-Rail Shuttle: North Hyperlink, South Hyperlink
Hialeah Metrorail Switch 52 min 1989 Metrorail: Inexperienced Line
Metrobus: L, 42
Hialeah Market 58 min 1989 Metrobus: J, 36, 132
Miami Miami Airport 64 min 2012 Amtrak: Silver Star, Silver Meteor
Metrorail: Orange Line
Metrobus: 7, 37, 42, 57, 110, J, 150, 238, 297
MIA Mover
Greyhound Traces
Downtown Miami 2019[51] Virgin Trains USA
Metrorail: Inexperienced Line, Orange Line, Downtown Categorical
Metromover: Omni Loop, Brickell Loop, Inside Loop
Metrobus: 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 21, 51, 77, 93, 95, S (119), 120, 207, 208, 246, 277, 500
Broward County Transit: 95, 595


Annual ridership averages

Date Passengers[52][53]
Annual whole
% Change Passengers
Weekday common
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[54] -1.0% 13,900
2017 4,287,400[55] +1.1% 13,900
2018 4,413,900[56] +2.9% 13,900
2019 4,505,100[57] +2.0% 13,900

Ridership data[edit]

Tri-Rail posted its highest paid day by day ridership within the commuter-rail system’s 24-year historical past on June 24, 2013. It transported 19,060 individuals, a lot of whom attended a “victory parade” for the Miami Warmth, which gained the 2013 Nationwide Basketball Affiliation championship. Most trains operated at or close to capability, SFTRA officers stated in a press launch. Particular four-car units have been operated to accommodate the anticipated overflow crowd.[58]

Earlier Miami Warmth victory parades resulted in excessive ridership counts for Tri-Rail, as properly. On June 23, 2006, Tri-Rail transported 18,613 riders; and on June 25, 2012, the company carried 18,355 passengers. In 2019, TriRail reached its highest annual ridership with 4.5 million rider’s.[57]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On January 4, 2016, a passenger prepare collided with a rubbish truck which had damaged down on a grade crossing at Lake Value station and was derailed. Twenty-two individuals have been injured.[59] This marked the primary derailment in nearly 27 years of operation.

Derailed Tri-Rail automobiles in Lake Value on January 4, 2016.

View of the prepare and rubbish truck it struck in Lake Value.

Wrecked crossing indicators on the web site of the Lake Value accident.

On January 28, 2016, Tri-Rail suffered their second derailment in Pompano Seaside, after a prepare hit particles on the tracks between the Cypress Creek and Pompano Seaside stations. This part of monitor can also be the place Tri-Rail is allowed to go its quickest pace, 79 MPH. One damage was reported and GP49H-Three locomotive #813 and a Bombardier BiLevel Coach straight behind it got here off the rail.[60]

See additionally[edit]


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