Miami (Amtrak station)

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Miami
Station statistics
Address 8303 NW 37th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33147
Coordinates 25°50′59″N 80°15′29″W / 25.84972°N 80.25806°W / 25.84972; -80.25806Coordinates: 25°50′59″N 80°15′29″W / 25.84972°N 80.25806°W / 25.84972; -80.25806
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 1978
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code MIA
Owned by Amtrak
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 91,019[1] Decrease 3.7% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus Silver Star
Silver Meteor

Miami is a train station on the southern end of two popular inter-city trains, the Amtrak Silver Meteor and Silver Star. The station is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on the border of Miami and Hialeah, ten miles northwest of downtown Miami.

Overview[edit]

It was built on the site of the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad southern coach yards, to which Amtrak moved in 1977 when it abandoned the original Seaboard station at 2210 NW 7th Avenue in Allapattah, two miles north of downtown. Constructed in 1978, the building is one of many built under Amtrak's Standard Stations Program, an attempt to create a unified brand and identity for the company's passenger facilities in its early years.[2] It is considered a Type 300A station, meaning it was designed to accommodate at least 300 passengers at the busiest hour of the day. Within the Amtrak system, it is similar to the station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, also built in 1978.[3]

Amtrak is planning to move to the new Miami Central Station, which will act as a hub for Amtrak, Tri-Rail, and Metrorail.[4] Construction of the new station is currently scheduled for completion in 2014.[5] The new station will be four miles west of downtown, just east of Miami International Airport.

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