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#181 jis

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

Incidentally, the name of the station at the Airport is the Miami Intermodal Center at Miami Airport, or simply the Airport Station or Miami Airport Station.

 

The moniker Miami Central Station has now been firmly assigned to the AAF station in  Miami Downtown.

 

The length of the platform upto the edge of the 25th St grade crossing is something like 1020' or so (measuring on Google Map), which will probably fit a 10 car train with two engines, which is a tad short for the Meteor. The length of the siding to foul mark is something like slightly short of 1400', which is plenty of space to fit  almost anything that Amtrak will ever bring in, unless they have many many PV attached, but don't see any signs of any extended platform in the Google Maps 2017 imagery, beyond 25th St.

 

One way to mitigate the problem may be to place the Baggage Car always in the rear so that it hangs out beyond the platform. Of course for those situations the 25th St crossing will have to remain closed for the duration that said train occupies the platform. This will be an issue only with the Meteor at the present time.



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

The platforms at the MIC do not go past 25th street. What google does not show is that the bypass at 28th street is completely functional now.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

I believe Tri-Rail may have to run a shuttle from Metrorail and the MIC, because part of the deal to get federal funding for the double tracking project was that Tri-Rail would run 50 trains on the corridor each weekday. This was also briefly mentioned at a board meeting a few months back.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:32 PM

What google does not show is that the bypass at 28th street is completely functional now.

By bypass, do you mean the wye to the West of the tracks?



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:41 PM

The platforms at the MIC do not go past 25th street. What google does not show is that the bypass at 28th street is completely functional now.

So that stub of 28th has been extended to join up into the parking lot?



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

I believe Tri-Rail may have to run a shuttle from Metrorail and the MIC, because part of the deal to get federal funding for the double tracking project was that Tri-Rail would run 50 trains on the corridor each weekday. This was also briefly mentioned at a board meeting a few months back.

Connecting with the TriRails going to Miami Central I suppose?



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

What google does not show is that the bypass at 28th street is completely functional now.

By bypass, do you mean the wye to the West of the tracks?

The platforms at the MIC do not go past 25th street. What google does not show is that the bypass at 28th street is completely functional now.

So that stub of 28th has been extended to join up into the parking lot?

A new road crossing. Runs E to W from 37th Ave to 39th Ave.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 06:35 PM

 

The platforms at the MIC do not go past 25th street. What google does not show is that the bypass at 28th street is completely functional now.

So that stub of 28th has been extended to join up into the parking lot?

 

 

According to waze.com, the east-west section of 28th (south of the park-n-fly) has been extended directly east across the tracks, to join up with 37th about half way between the other, northern 28th st and 25 st.

 

Go to waze.com and then click "live map" and zoom right in to see the current map.

 

Kind of surprising that google maps doesn't include this data, since google owns waze.  For those who don't know, waze is continuously updated by crowd sourcing, so it tends to give you an up to date picture of the connections.

 

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:10 PM

Ah, a bypass for vehicular traffic. Google Earth and the satellite imagery of Google Maps appear to show it under construction, but the imagery is about 13½ months old.  Thanks for the link to Waze - it's now #27 in my Favorites map folder.  Can never have too many maps!   :P



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:15 PM

Sounds like progress is being made and service to the MIA Airport will begin this summer. I've heard speculation ranging between June and August. Considering they've started paying T&E crews to qualify to the airport, I'd say the rumors have some truth.

 

Disregard. Couple people qualified and then things promptly ground to a halt. "Indefinite" is the word of the decade (and probably the next decade.) I suspect Brightline will be serving Jacksonville with hourly coastal service before Amtrak can move four miles south to a facility that is already built and waiting.






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