Museum Park station

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Museum Park
Metromover people mover station
Location 1191 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
Coordinates 25°47′9″N 80°11′16″W / 25.78583°N 80.18778°W / 25.78583; -80.18778Coordinates: 25°47′9″N 80°11′16″W / 25.78583°N 80.18778°W / 25.78583; -80.18778
Owned by Miami-Dade County
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Metrobus: 3, 93, 95, A (101), C (103), S (119)
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone
History
Opened
  • May 26, 1994 (May 26, 1994)
  • November 29, 2013
Closed October 28, 1996 (October 28, 1996)
Previous names Bicentennial Park (1994–96)
Traffic
Passengers 192 (weekday average, August 2014)[1]
Services
Preceding station   Metromover   Following station
Omni Loop
toward School Board

Museum Park is a Metromover station located on the southeast corner of Biscayne Boulevard and I-395 in Miami, Florida. Originally opened as Bicentennial Park in 1994 and closed in 1996, the station reopened with the completion of the Pérez Art Museum Miami at the newly renamed eponymous park in 2013.

The station is located near the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard (US 1) and Northeast 11th Street, adjacent to the MacArthur Causeway (I-395/Florida A1A).

History[edit]

The station opened May 26, 1994 when the Mover's Omni and Brickell extensions were inaugurated. The station was designed with long winding walk paths on the ground level. However the station was underused and subsequently fell prone to chronic vandalism by people who would steal, among other things, the metal edges of the concrete steps that lead to the platform.[citation needed] The then Metro-Dade Transit Agency kept replacing the stolen fixtures only for them to be swiped again. With low ridership at the station except during the Grand Prix of Miami, MDTA elected to close it effective October 28, 1996.

The station was refurbished by MDT with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and reopened as Museum Park November 29, 2013. By 2014, the station was once again plagued with low ridership, generally the lowest of the system's 21 stations.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ridership Technical Report" (PDF). Miami-Dade County. October 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ridership Technical Reports". Miami-Dade County. October 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.