Miami station (Amtrak)

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Miami
Location 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
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MIA
History
Opened 1978
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 station is a train station in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on the border of Miami and Hialeah. It serves Amtrak, the national passenger rail service of the United States, and is the southern end of the Silver Meteor and Silver Star trains. It is scheduled to be replaced by Miami Airport Station in summer 2016.[2]

The Miami station 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.[3] 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.[4]

Amtrak is planning to move to the new Miami Central Station, which will act as a hub for Amtrak, Tri-Rail, and Metrorail.[5] Construction of the new station was scheduled for completion in 2014,[6] but the surface rail portion was delayed until summer 2016 due to platform length issues.[2] The new station will be four miles west of downtown, just east of Miami International Airport.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Krauth, Dan (February 13, 2015). "Miami Central Station Project Mistake Costing Taxpayers Millions". NBC 6 South Florida. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Amtrak History and Archives. Accessed March 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Amtrak History and Archives. Accessed March 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Great American Stations-Miami, FL (MIA)". 
  6. ^ "Miami Intermodal Center construction schedule (March 2011)" (PDF). 

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