I believe Baltimore and Miami ordered the cars as a joint order with the
same specs. Cars can be cheaper that way.
They are really decent cars for a line like this one.
BlockLine_4111 wrote:What is Tri-Rail's policy concerning connections and also accomodating transfering passengers at Miami MetroRail depot? Last Sunday afternoon the northbound P670 (4:07pm) would not wait for about 2 dozen folks pouring onto the platform and into the train. The armed officers sent the train on its way, doors closed during boarding forcing remaing 24 people to wait 2 hours for the next train P672 (6:07pm). These armed officers seemed bent on expediting P670 but did not want to get the last batch of folks on board it. Be more accomodating - its a weekend train with a schedule pad at last 2 stops. We had to roast there 2 hours for next train. It was very tacky and not professional IMO.The armed officers do not have authority over the conductor. If you have access to a computer and apparently you do, you
BlockLine_4111 wrote:Well maybe you do have a point there Noel. We sort of "winged it" on the return trip home - we knew the TriRail schedule but assumed the Miami MetroRail ran as frequently as say the PATH (and did not check its schedule). So in essence we must have just missed the 3:19pm MetroRail from Gov't Center (due in at 3:38pm for the TriRail). We borded the 3:49pm train (due in at 4:08pm). MetroRail got in 2 minutes early, then TriRail came in, and the stampede began down the escaltor/stairs resulting in about 6-10 persons making it on board and about 24 (including us) stranded. Luckily nobody fell and got hurt. Its water under the bridge now. Live and learn. Next time we go to Miami we will allow cushions for time.I know what the schedule says, but the reality is that the "x:19" or "x:49" from Govt. Center usually doesn't exist on weekends. For whatever reason -- the official one being using a single track to accommodate weekend maintenance -- MetroRail frequently doesn't keep to its schedule on weekends -- even from the end/beginning of the line. All you can count on is that the trains do in fact run every half hour on weekends.