Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer station

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Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer
Metrorail metro station
SFRTA Tri-Rail commuter rail station
Tri-Rail and Metrorail transfer station.jpg
View of entire station, with the Tri-Rail station foreground and the Metrorail line elevated in background
LocationMetrorail:
1125 East 25th Street,
Hialeah, Florida
Tri-Rail:
2567 East 11th Avenue,
Hialeah, Florida
Coordinates25°50′43″N 80°15′34″W / 25.84528°N 80.25944°W / 25.84528; -80.25944Coordinates: 25°50′43″N 80°15′34″W / 25.84528°N 80.25944°W / 25.84528; -80.25944
Line(s)South Florida Rail Corridor
Platforms4 side platforms (2 on each level)
Tracks4 (2 on each level)
ConnectionsLocal Transit Metrobus: 42, L (112)
Construction
Platform levels2
ParkingPark and ride
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeTRI (Metrorail)
Fare zoneMiami Airport to Golden Glades (Tri-Rail)
History
OpenedMarch 6, 1989
Traffic
Passengers (2011)440,000 Decrease 2% (Metrorail)
Services
Preceding station Tri-Rail logo.svg SFRTA Following station
Hialeah Market Main Line Opa-locka
Preceding station Logo Miami-Dade County.svg Miami-Dade Transit Following station
Northside Green Line Hialeah
toward Palmetto
Future services
Preceding station Tri-Rail logo.svg SFRTA Following station
Downtown Miami
Terminus
Downtown Miami Link Opa-locka

Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer station is a Metrorail and Tri-Rail interchange station in Hialeah, Florida, northwest of the city of Miami proper.

This station is located near the intersection of East 25th Street and 11th Avenue, officially opening to service March 6, 1989. The station was built as a connection for the Tri-Rail and Metrorail rail systems. Though the Amtrak station, which is served by the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, is located only a few blocks away, it is not officially connected to this station. It is scheduled to be moved to the new Miami Airport station by late 2018, delayed several years due to a platform length issue, where it will connect with Tri-Rail and Metrorail closer to downtown. While the airport station creates a slightly better Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer, both will be usurped by the opening of Virgin MiamiCentral with Virgin Trains USA and Tri-Rail service in Government Center, directly in Downtown Miami.

Station layout[edit]

Metrorail arriving on the upper level of the station.

The Metrorail platforms are directly to the southbound Tri-Rail platform at the south end of the complex. Access between Tri-Rail platforms is available via an elevated overpass over the tracks at the north end of the complex. and easy access to the upper level, which serves Metrorail.

The station can be highly congested during rush hour, being one of the busiest Tri-Rail stations, though it is among the lowest ridership for Metrorail. Most of the congestion was relieved with the opening of the Tri-Rail portion of Miami Airport station in 2015, which facilitates a closer rapid transit point to the central business district.

Metrorail
upper level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound      Green Line toward Dadeland South (Northside)
Northbound      Green Line toward Palmetto (Hialeah)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Ground/
Tri-Rail
platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Track 1      Main Line toward Miami Airport (Hialeah Market)
Track 2      Main Line toward Mangonia Park (Opa-locka)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance, buses, parking


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