Brickell (MDT station)

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Brickell
Metrorail rapid transit station
Metromover people mover station
Brickell station.JPG
Brickell Metrorail platform seen from the adjoining Metromover platform
Station statistics
Address 1001 SW 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33130
Coordinates 25°45′49″N 80°11′43″W / 25.76361°N 80.19528°W / 25.76361; -80.19528Coordinates: 25°45′49″N 80°11′43″W / 25.76361°N 80.19528°W / 25.76361; -80.19528
Line(s) Metrorail: Metromover:
Connections Local Transit Metrobus: 6, 8, B (102), 500, 24
Platforms 2 island platforms (1 per service)
Tracks 4 (2 per service)
Parking No
Other information
Opened May 20, 1984 (Metrorail)
May 26, 1994 (Metromover)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code BKL
Owned by MDT
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 1.317 million[1] (Metrorail) Increase 7.9%
Services
Preceding station   Metrorail   Following station
toward Palmetto
Green Line
toward Airport
Orange Line
Preceding station   Metromover   Following station
Brickell Loop
Terminus

Brickell is a station on the Green and Orange Lines of the Metrorail rapid transit system and Metromover people mover in Miami, Florida. One of the core stations of Miami's public transport network, it serves the financial district of Brickell. Combined, the Metrorail and Metromover station complex at Brickell sees roughly 8,430 boardings each weekday, making it the system's second-busiest station.[1]

Location[edit]

Brickell station is located in the median of SW 1st Avenue at its intersection with SW 11th Street in the central Miami neighborhood of Brickell. Excluding nearby Metromover stations, it is the closest rail stop to attractions such as Brickell Key, Mary Brickell Village, Brickell Avenue and Simpson Park.

Transit-oriented development[edit]

Like other rail stations in Miami's central business district, Brickell has been the focal point for significant transit-oriented development, particularly in the real estate boom of the 2000s. New developments such as Axis at Brickell Village, Infinity at Brickell and Plaza on Brickell are all within a short distance of the station, as are numerous other residential and commercial projects.

History[edit]

One of the original Metrorail stations, Brickell opened along with the initial stretch of the system from Dadeland South to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, then called "Overtown."[2] The Metromover station opened ten years later on May 26, 1984.

Station layout[edit]

The Metrorail station and Metromover station are located next to each other and are connected by an overhang. The Metrorail station can hold up to six cars and has a canopy covering most of the platform. The Metromover platform can hold up to two Metromover cars and is completely covered and gives access to the Metrorail station and nearby places of interest.

Connecting bus services[edit]

Route # Route Name Route Map Note
6 NW 29 St ar 17 Ave ↔ Coconut Grove via Downtown Miami Map
8 Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus) ↔ Florida International University (Modesto Maidique Campus) via Tamiami Trail (South 8 St), SW 82 Ave, Coral Way, and West 107 Ave Map 8A does not service SW 82 Ave
B (102) Brickell Metrorail Station ↔ Key Biscayne to Crandon Blvd or Harbor Dr via Rickenbacker Causeway Map Downtown trips during weekday rush hour only
207 Little Havana Connection (Downtown Miami ↔ Little Havana via SW 7 St & 1 St) Map
208 Little Havana Connection (Downtown Miami ↔ Little Havana via Flagler Street & SW 8 St) Map
500 Government Center Downtown Bus Terminal ↔ Dadeland South station Map Overnight service only
24 Coral way limited (Brickell Metrorail Station ↔ Westchester/137 Ave; Select trips operate to 152 Ave via FIU

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ridership technical reports MDT Retrieved 2013-11-14
  2. ^ Holle, Gena. "Two of a Kind: Miami's Metrorail & Metromover". Community Transportation Association. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 

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