Amtrak in Miami (Hialeah, Miami Intermodal Center/Airport)

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Re: Amtrak in Miami (Hialeah, Miami Intermodal Center/Airpor

Postby Rockingham Racer » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:32 am

Train length was the reason Amtrak couldn't go to MIC at the airport. I thought, though, they were closing a crossing to the north of the platform to accomodate longer trains.
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Re: Amtrak in Miami (Hialeah, Miami Intermodal Center/Airpor

Postby farecard » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:42 am

Don't hold your breath waiting for either Amtrak->MIC or Tri-rail to downtown.

I'm guessing, but it sounds like Amtrak wants a better deal to move to MIC.
On other users of Miami Central, why would Brightline throw away a competitive advantage over the others?
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Re: Amtrak in Miami (Hialeah, Miami Intermodal Center/Airpor

Postby nomis » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:14 pm

farecard, There was substantial public money directed towards Brightline for getting a leg of a wye installed at Iris as well as two platforms with level boarding at Downtown for Tri-Rail.
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Re: Amtrak in Miami (Hialeah, Miami Intermodal Center/Airpor

Postby farecard » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:03 pm

nomis wrote:farecard, There was substantial public money directed towards Brightline for getting a leg of a eye installed at Iris as well as two platforms with level boarding at Downtown for Tri-Rail.


Ahh, I've not figured out the whole confusing story. I've read of Iris here, etc. but they are just names.
I'd love a kml overlay or similar so I could figure out what trackage is where in the area.
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