Miami Transit System: Overview
Miami city has an elevated rapid transit system called Metrorail. Such system is currently composed of two lines of 23 stations.
It runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables and downtown Miami to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City,
Hialeah and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station.
The 23 accessible Metrorail stations are about one mile apart from each other, providing easy access for bus riders, pedestrians and passengers.
Metrorail has a free complement system: Metromover which circulates in Downtown Miami from Omni to Brickell.
In addition, Metrobus connects with Metrorail and Metromover. Metrobus offers a countywide means of transportation.
It runs from Miami Beach to West Miami-Dade and from the Middle Keys to Broward Boulevard.
- Metrorail is known as: The Metro.
- Dimentions: The cars are 75 feet long and 10 feet wide. Each car can hold up to 166 passengers, 76 seated and 90 standing.
- System length: 24.4 miles of standard gauge track.
- Nº lines: 2 lines; Green Line and Orange Line.
- Nº stations: 23 Stations.
- Speed: a top design speed of over 70 mph. An average speed of 31 mph.
- Official Website: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/metrorail.asp
- Operator: Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), a departmental agency of Miami-Dade County.
- Average daily ridership: 66,000 passengers.
- Start of operation: May 21st of 1984 the tracks between Dadeland South station and Overtown.
Metrorail: System lines and stations
Green line Stations
Palmetto, Okeechobee, Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, Brownsville, Miami International Airport, Earlington Heights, Allapattah, Santa Clara, Civic Center,
Culmer, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Government Center, Brickell, Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, Douglas Road, University, South Miami, Dadeland North, Dadeland South.
Orange line Stations
Dadeland South, Dadeland North, South Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Culmer, Civic Center,
Santa Clara, Allapattah, Earlington Heights, Miami International Airport
Miami Metro schedule and frequency
- Metrorail schedule and frequency: it operates from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. every 5 minutes during peak hours, every 8 minutes during the day, and 15 to 30 minutes after 6 pm every day.
- Metromover schedule and frequency: It operates from 5:00 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently.
Miami Metro Rates
- 1 metrorail trip: USD 2
- Disabilities and students: USD 1
- Transfer from metrorail to metrobus and metromover: USD 0.50
- Passport for 7 days: USD 24.00
- The monthly pass: USD 100
- Transfer free between the Orange and Green lines at any station serving both lines as long as you remain within the Metrorail paid area.
The ticket vending machines (TVMs) that sell Easy Cards and Easy Tickets are found in all rail stations.
Metrorail Connection with the airport
Metrorail trains run from Dadeland South Metrorail station to either the new MIA Metrorail station (Orange Line) or the Palmetto Metrorail station (Green Line).
Since the Grand Opening of the spectacular Miami International Airport Station and the launching of the Orange Line, Metrorail has become the most affordable choice for getting to and from the airport.