Discussion in 'South Florida Transportation' started by sandman, Jan 19, 2012.
On Friday an El Nuevo Herald reporter and a photographer rode on a test train without passengers from the new Metrorail station at the airport to a point close to the Earlington Heights station, where the new line begins near the intersection of 112 expressway and 22nd Avenue North. It was the first visit of a press organization to the new route, which will be known as Orange Line.
Miami-Dade Transit officials said that they are looking at two options to operate the new line: a train running from the Dadeland South station in South Miami-Dade, or a shorter service from Earlington Heights.
That would be ridiculous. What are they thinking?
Per the latest report, construction will be complete on April 30th as originally scheduled and be open for revenue service at the end of June.
OK, so opening June 30th was probably the plan from the start.
Yes. It was confirmed this week that construction is running as original scheduled.
Major construction was always supposed to end about the end of April.
When construction is complete, it needs to run for a few months (May-June) for testing while not yet in revenue service. This was always the plan.
It probably will not open exactly June 30 though - testing schedule is not exact.
... and here is confirmation:
For those questioning the veracity of the construction schedule, that is directly from the head of MDT.
Also discussed was the possibility of using college students to help with planning on the orange line.
Lastly, an interview today with the owner of the most expensive gas station in Miami, the Chevron across from the airport which is now charging $4.99 for premium gas:
Also the trains that are at the airport station now have signs that say "Airportlink testing" on the sides.
metrorail cars at miami airport station
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