Brickell Station

 

The Brickell Station is one of the changeover stations for the Miami-Dade Metrorail and Metromover. The station is located in the western Brickell district and services the Downtown Miami area. The Metrorail took its maiden voyage on May 20, 1984.

 

The Metrorail currently operates on over 22 miles of rapid transit lines

with 9 crossovers. The Miami-Dade Metrorail is the only metro in Florida.

The service is limited, but all popular destinations can be reached by metro. The elevated rail lines run from Dadeland South north to Overtown/Arena Stations.

 

The Miami-Dade Metrorail is the most reliable forms of transportation in the area due to increasing traffic from the expansion. The Metrorail starts its first trip at 5 a.m. and runs its last trip of the night at 12a.m.

You don’t have to worry about checking a time schedule because the transit runs every six minutes on the weekdays at rush hour.

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It takes a few minutes longer at midday and evening, but if you just show a little bit of patience you will hear the tracks buzzing before you know it.

The city’s transit system also connects into the Metromover system at two locations and the Tri-Rail station that connects to the suburbs as well.

Each passenger carrying car can accommodate around 160 people comfortably.

 

Normally five or six of the cars are attached together to form one long train. Every platform in the Miami-Dade Metrorail was built large enough to allow passengers to load/unload efficiently/The unused cars also have their own “train dock” at the Palmetto Yard. The Yard can hold up to 136 cars at any given time. This is where all maintenance and repair takes place.

 

There are a total of twenty-two operable stations grouped together to be called the Green Line. The Green Line has stations in Palmetto, Okeechobee, Hialeah, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, Brownsville, Earlington Heights, Allapattah, Santa Clara, Civic Center, Culmer, Historic Overtown, Government Center, Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, Douglas Road, University, South Miami, Dadeland North, Dadeland South, Tri-Rail, and the Brickell Station.

 

A new Orange Line has been approved with fourteen new stations.and is currently under construction. Miami-Dade County expects the project to be finished within the next eight or nine years. When the new line becomes active it will provide a faster way for people to travel to heavily crowded areas such as the Miami Dolphins Stadium and the Miami International Airport.