List of Miami-Dade Transit metro stations

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Miami-Dade Transit operates the Metrorail rapid transit system and the Metromover people mover system in Miami and Greater Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The network consists of two elevated Metrorail lines (Green Line and Orange Line) and three elevated Metromover lines (Brickell Loop, Inner Loop, and Omni Loop). In the first quarter of 2016, the entire system served 111,800 passengers per weekday, with 76,400 passengers riding the Metrorail and 35,400 riding the Metromover.[1] Miami-Dade Transit operates 42 metro stations, with 23 in the Metrorail system throughout Miami-Dade County and 21 in the Metromover system within Greater Downtown Miami; Brickell and Government Center stations serve both systems, allowing for transfers between all Metrorail and Metromover lines.[2][3]

The initial 21-mile (34 km) Metrorail line opened in three segments.[4] Service began on May 20, 1984, with the opening of the first 11-mile (18 km) segment, featuring 10 stations from Dadeland South station in Kendall to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami.[5][6] On December 17, 1984, the second segment opened, expanding service to the northwest with the opening of five new stations through Earlington Heights station.[7] The third segment opened on May 19, 1985, providing service past Earlington Heights station, with an additional five stations opened through Okeechobee station in Hialeah.[8]

Since the opening of the initial line, one infill station and two extensions have been added to the Metrorail. Tri-Rail station was opened in 1989, providing a connection to the new Tri-Rail commuter rail service. The line was extended 1.4 miles (2.3 km) in 2003, with a new northern terminus at Palmetto station in Hialeah.[9] The 2.4-mile (3.9 km) AirportLink branch and Miami International Airport (MIA) station opened in 2012. The new branch split the Metrorail system into two lines: the existing service from Palmetto to Dadeland South was designated as the Green Line, and the new service from MIA to Dadeland South was designated as the Orange Line.[10]

Metromover service began on April 17, 1986, with the opening of the initial 1.9-mile (3.1 km) loop through the Miami Central Business District.[3][11] On May 26, 1994, service expanded with the opening of the 1.4-mile (2.3 km) Omni Loop and 1.1-mile (1.8 km) Brickell Loop branches into the Omni and Brickell districts, respectively.[3][12] Bicentennial Park station on the Omni Loop closed in 1996 due to low ridership; it was renovated and reopened in 2013 as Museum Park station.[13][14] Eighth Street station was closed from August 2014 to November 2015 as part of a major renovation to incorporate it into the new Brickell City Centre mixed-use project.[15][16]

Metrorail stations

A metro train sits beside a station platform with its doors open.  A map of the metro system hangs from the roof of the station.
Dadeland South station is one of 23 Metrorail stations, and serves as the southern terminus for both Metrorail lines.
A busy metro station during rush hour with many passengers leaving the train and exiting the station.
Government Center station, located in Downtown Miami, is the busiest Metrorail station, serving over 12,800 riders on an average weekday.
A commuter train station with blue roofs featuring a large train on one of the tracks.  A connecting elevated metro station is in the background.
Tri-Rail station in Hialeah features a connection to the Tri-Rail commuter train.
The entrance to a metro station featuring a large number of turnstiles and a sign above that reads "Brickell".
Brickell station is the fourth-busiest Metrorail station, located in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami.
A large, modern elevated train station with two tracks traveling into the structure.
Miami International Airport station, which opened in 2012, is the newest station in the Metrorail system.
Schematic of rapid transit and passenger rail service in the Miami metropolitan area in 2017. Tri-Rail Downtown Miami Link and Brightline are scheduled to be operational in 2017.
Key
dagger Terminal station
double-dagger Transfer station with Metromover
List of Metrorail stations
Station[2] Lines Location Opened Average weekday ridership (February 2016)[17]
Allapattah Miami (Allapattah)[18] December 17, 1984[7] 2,314
Brickelldouble-dagger Miami (Brickell)[19] May 20, 1984[6] 6,992[note 1]
Brownsville Brownsville[20] May 19, 1985[21] 914
Civic Center Miami (Allapattah)[18] December 17, 1984[7] 6,520
Coconut Grove Miami (Coral Way)[18] May 20, 1984[6] 2,106
Culmer Miami (Overtown)[18] December 17, 1984[7] 1,550
Dadeland North Kendall (Dadeland)[20] May 20, 1984[6] 7,139
Dadeland Southdagger Kendall (Dadeland)[20] May 20, 1984[6] 7,807
Douglas Road Miami (Coral Way)[18] May 20, 1984[6] 4,333
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza Gladeview[20] May 19, 1985[21] 1,614
Earlington Heights Brownsville[20] December 17, 1984[7] 2,003
Government Centerdouble-dagger Miami (Central Business District)[19] May 20, 1984[6] 12,831[note 1]
Hialeah Hialeah[20] May 19, 1985[21] 1,825
Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Miami (Overtown)[18] May 20, 1984[6] 2,151
Miami International Airportdagger Unincorporated Miami-Dade County[20] July 28, 2012[10] 1,851
Northside Gladeview / West Little River[20] May 19, 1985[21] 1,931
Okeechobee Hialeah[20] May 19, 1985[21] 1,482
Palmettodagger Medley[20] May 23, 2003[9] 1,637
Santa Clara Miami (Allapattah)[18] December 17, 1984[7] 1,005
South Miami South Miami[20] May 20, 1984[6] 3,756
Tri-Rail Hialeah[20] March 6, 1989[22] 1,512
University Coral Gables[20] May 20, 1984[6] 2,422
Vizcaya Miami (Little Havana)[18] May 20, 1984[6] 1,555

Metromover stations

An elevated metro station viewed from ground level, with a bus driving on a street in the foreground.
Adrienne Arsht Center station on the Omni Loop is one of two stations in the Omni neighborhood of Miami.
An elevated metro station at night with tall buildings on opposite sides.
Financial District station is the southern-most station on the Brickell Loop.
An elevated metro line and station with a travelling vehicle on the left track, passing through the opening at the bottom of a building.
The Metromover passes through The Loft 2 residential tower, adjacent to First Street station.
A people mover vehicle is pulling into an elevated metro station with large buildings in the background.
Knight Center station serves all three Metromover lines in the Central Business District.
A small metro train on an elevated rail line crosses over a wide river, surrounded by high-rise buildings. An elevated metro station with a large "M" sculpture is in the foreground.
Riverwalk station is located on the Brickell Loop on the south side of the Miami River.
Key
double-dagger Transfer station with Metrorail
List of Metromover stations
Station[3] Lines Location[19] Opened Average weekday ridership (February 2016)[17]
Adrienne Arsht Center
  Omni Loop
Miami (Omni) May 26, 1994[12] 2,672
Bayfront Park
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 3,361
Brickelldouble-dagger
  Omni Loop
Miami (Brickell) May 26, 1994[12] 3,543[note 2]
College/Bayside
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 2,633
College North
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District / Park West) April 17, 1986[11] 1,551
Eighth Street Miami (Brickell) May 26, 1994[12] 1,003
Eleventh Street
  Omni Loop
Miami (Park West) May 26, 1994[12] 283
Fifth Street Miami (Brickell) May 26, 1994[12] 636
Financial District Miami (Brickell) May 26, 1994[12] 1,619
First Street
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 1,569
Freedom Tower
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) May 26, 1994[12] 543
Government Centerdouble-dagger
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 9,129[note 2]
Knight Center
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 1,060
Miami Avenue Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 857
Museum Park
  Omni Loop
Miami (Museum Park) December 2, 2013[14][note 3] 251
Park West
  Omni Loop
Miami (Park West) May 26, 1994[12] 385
Riverwalk Miami (Central Business District) May 26, 1994[12] 934
School Board
  Omni Loop
Miami (Omni) May 26, 1994[12] 642
Tenth Street/Promenade Miami (Brickell) May 26, 1994[12] 1,168
Third Street
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District) April 17, 1986[11] 389
Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr.
  Omni Loop
Miami (Central Business District / Park West) April 17, 1986[11] 1,036

Notes

  1. ^ a b Data includes station ridership for Metrorail only
  2. ^ a b Data includes station ridership for Metromover only
  3. ^ Originally opened as Bicentennial Park station on May 26, 1994, and closed in 1996

See also

References

  1. ^ "APTA Transit Ridership Report: First Quarter 2016" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. May 19, 2016. p. 17. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Metromover Stations". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Metromover Stations". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Miami-Dade Transit History". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ August, Betsy; Christine Wolff (May 21, 1984). "Rail's first rush hour: Smooth for 1,000 riders". The Miami News. p. 1A. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wolff, Christine (May 12, 1984). "Long wait's over: Trains ready to roll". The Miami News. pp. SA 3–4. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Dubocq, Tom (December 17, 1984). "Metrorail trains roll on 4-mile extension". The Miami News. p. 1A. 
  8. ^ Fernandez, John (May 18, 1985). "Come one, come all to Metrorail party". The Miami News. p. 13A. 
  9. ^ a b "New, $87.8M Metrorail station opens in Medley". South Florida Business Journal. May 23, 2003. 
  10. ^ a b "Metrorail's MIA station to open July 28". South Florida Business Journal. July 11, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ryan, Andy (April 17, 1986). "Missing link links up today". The Miami News. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Whoriskey, Peter (May 25, 1994). "Metromover expands". The Miami Herald. p. A1. 
  13. ^ Sempel, Kirk (June 20, 1996). "Token Ridership". Miami New Times. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Metromover Station near Bicentennial Park Reopens for Service" (Press release). Miami-Dade County. December 2, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  15. ^ Musibay, Oscar Pedro (April 20, 2012). "Swire's CitiCentre upgrading Metromover station". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  16. ^ Blake, Scott (August 13, 2014). "Swire work closing Metromover stop for year". Miami Today News. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Ridership Technical Report" (PDF). Miami-Dade Transit. February 2016. pp. 27, 34. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h City of Miami: Current NET Area Boundaries (PDF) (Map). City of Miami Planning Department. April 15, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b c Map of Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Existing Districts (PDF) (Map). Miami Downtown Development Authority. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m 2010 Census Designated Places: Miami-Dade County, Florida (PDF) (Map). Miami-Dade County Department of Planning & Zoning: Planning Research Section. 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  21. ^ a b c d e "Metrorail facts at a glance". The Miami News. May 16, 1985. 
  22. ^ "New station shortens Tri-Rail run to Miami". The Miami Herald. March 7, 1989. p. Broward 1. 
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