List of Miami-Dade Transit metro stations

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Map of Miami Metrorail network.

Miami-Dade Transit (or MDT) operates both the Metrorail rapid transit line and the Metromover people mover system in Miami, Florida, United States. The network consists of the Metrorail line and the Downtown, Brickell and Omni loops of the Metromover. As of February 2011, the entire Metro system serves 96,000 passengers a day, with 65,300 passengers on Metrorail and 30,700 on Metromover.[1][2][3][4] MDT operates 44 total stations, with Metrorail accounting for 23 and Metromover accounting for 21.[3][4] Transfers between Metrorail and Metromover can be made at both the Brickell and Government Center stations.[5][6]

Metrorail service began on May 20, 1984, with the opening of the 11-mile (18 km) southern segment of the Green Line between the Dadeland South station in Kendall and the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami.[7][8] On December 17, 1984, the line was expanded 4 miles (6.4 km) to the northwest with the opening of an additional five stations through Earlington Heights.[9] The initial 20 station Metrorail line opened for full service on May 19, 1985, following the completion of the final five stations through its terminus at Okeechobee in Hialeah.[10] Since its opening, only a pair of stations have been added to the system, the infill Tri-Rail station in 1989 and a 1.4-mile (2.3 km) extension of the northern terminus to Palmetto in 2003.[11] Metromover service began on April 17, 1986, with the opening of the initial 1.9-mile (3.1 km) elevated Downtown Loop.[4][12] On May 26, 1994, the 1.4-mile (2.3 km) Omni and 1.1-mile (1.8 km) Brickell Loops opened to the north and south of the Downtown Loop.[4][13]

Stations[edit]

Empty station platform with concrete canopy and ticket machine visible.
College/Bayside Metromover station
Station platform with canopy and train approaching.
Brickell Metrorail station
Approaching an elevated station platform.
Arena/State Plaza Metromover station
Station platform with canopy and train approaching.
Allapattah Metrorail station
Station Lines Location Opened Average weekday
ridership
(02/2013)[14]
Reference
Adrienne Arsht Center (Omni) Omni, Miami May 26, 1994 2,954 [13]
Allapattah Allapattah, Miami December 17, 1984 2,207 [9]
Arena/State Plaza Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 849 [12]
Bayfront Park Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 2,835 [12]
Brickell Brickell, Miami May 20, 1984 7,969* [8][A 1]
Brownsville Brownsville, Miami May 19, 1985 1,103 [15]
Civic Center Civic Center, Miami December 17, 1984 6,467 [9]
Coconut Grove Coconut Grove, Miami May 20, 1984 2,189 [8]
College/Bayside Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 2,216 [12]
College North Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 1,408 [12]
Culmer Overtown, Miami December 17, 1984 1,482 [9]
Dadeland North Dadeland, Miami May 20, 1984 7,155 [8]
Dadeland South Dadeland, Miami May 20, 1984 7,668 [8]
Douglas Road Coral Gables May 20, 1984 4,496 [8]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza Gladeview, Miami May 19, 1985 1,582 [15]
Earlington Heights Allapattah, Miami December 17, 1984 1,847 [9]
Eighth Street Brickell, Miami May 26, 1994 792 [13]
Eleventh Street Park West, Miami May 26, 1994 258 [13]
Fifth Street Brickell, Miami May 26, 1994 556 [13]
Financial District Brickell, Miami May 26, 1994 1,486 [13]
First Street Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 1,429 [12]
Freedom Tower Downtown, Miami May 26, 1994 571 [13]
Government Center Downtown, Miami May 20, 1984 22,097* [8][A 2]
Hialeah Hialeah May 19, 1985 1,845 [15]
Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Overtown, Miami May 20, 1984 2,000 [8]
Knight Center Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 853 [12]
Miami Avenue Downtown, Miami April 17, 1986 909 [12]
Miami Central Station/Airport Miami International Airport July 28, 2012
[16][17]
Northside West Little River, Miami May 19, 1985 1,770 [15]
Okeechobee Hialeah May 19, 1985 1,464 [15]
Palmetto Medley May 23, 2003 1,471 [11]
Park West Park West, Miami May 26, 1994 338 [13]
Riverwalk Downtown, Miami May 26, 1994 723 [13]
Santa Clara Civic Center, Miami December 17, 1984 911 [9]
School Board Omni, Miami May 26, 1994 939 [13]
South Miami South Miami May 20, 1984 3,698 [8]
Tenth Street/Promenade Brickell, Miami May 26, 1994 899 [13]
Third Street Downtown, Miami May 26, 1994 296 [13]
Tri-Rail Hialeah March 6, 1989 1,575 [18]
University Coral Gables May 20, 1984 2,516 [8]
Vizcaya Coral Way, Miami May 20, 1984 1,508 [8]

(*) Combined figures for Metromover and Metrorail.

Closed station[edit]

This station will be renovated and reopened with the completion of the new Museum Park in 2013.

Station Line Location Opened Closed Reference
Bicentennial Park Park West, Miami May 26, 1994 October 28, 1996 [13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Metromover portion of the station opened for service on May 26, 1994, and has an average weekday ridership of 2,263 passengers (February 2011).[2][13]
  2. ^ The Metromover portion of the station opened for service on April 17, 1986, and has an average weekday ridership of 8,333 passengers (February 2011).[2][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/news_technical_reports_archive.asp
  2. ^ a b c "Ridership Technical Report". Miami-Dade Transit. July 2010. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Metrorail Facts". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Metromover Facts". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Brickell Metrorail Station". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Government Center Metrorail Station". Miami-Dade Transit. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ August, Betsy; Christine Wolff (May 21, 1984). "Rail's first rush hour: Smooth for 1,000 riders". The Miami News. p. 1A. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ 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. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f Dubocq, Tom (December 17, 1984). "Metrorail trains roll on 4-mile extension". The Miami News. p. 1A. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ Fernandez, John (May 18, 1985). "Come one, come all to Metrorail party". The Miami News. p. 13A. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Staff Reporters (May 23, 2003). "New, $87.8M Metrorail station opens in Medley". South Florida Business Journal. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ryan, Andy (April 17, 1986). "Missing link links up today". The Miami News. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Whoriskey, Peter (May 25, 1994). "Metromover expands". The Miami Herald. p. A1. 
  14. ^ http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/rtr/2013-02-Ridership-Technical-Report.pdf
  15. ^ a b c d e Staff Reporters (May 16, 1985). "Metrorail facts at a glance". The Miami News. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  16. ^ http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/improve_airport.asp
  17. ^ http://www.micdot.com/miami_central_station.html
  18. ^ Staff Reporters (March 7, 1989). "New station shortens Tri-Rail run to Miami". The Miami Herald. p. Broward 1.