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The New MIA Metrorail Station and Orange Line Service
Inaugurated on July 28, 2012, the MIA Metrorail Station and Orange Line Service is considered the centerpiece of the People's Transportation Plan (PTP) , approved by Miami-Dade voters in 2002. The 2.4-mile Metrorail extension runs from the Earlington Heights station to the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC), which is adjacent to Miami International Airport (MIA).
The MIA Metrorail Station is a multi-level structure featuring landscaping, an entry plaza and other passenger amenities, and the Orange Line Service provides a fast, reliable Metrorail connection to MIA for the millions of residents, visitors and employees who travel to and from MIA every year. Check out our Transit Tracker on the left side of this page for Metrorail and Metrobus routes and schedules.
The MIC provides seamless access to all modes of transportation, including Metrobus, Metrorail, Tri-Rail, Amtrak, Greyhound, tour buses, car rental, taxi cabs and ride share services. The MIA Mover (an automated people mover unveiled in 2011) connects the MIC’s Metrobus and Metrorail services to the MIA terminal.
- The Orange Line refers to the 2.4-mile elevated Metrorail extension from the Earlington Heights Station to the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) next to Miami International Airport (MIA). This Miami-Dade Transit project includes the new MIA Metrorail Station, a multi-level structure featuring landscaping, an entry plaza and other passenger amenities.
- The MIC is a major centralized transportation hub currently being developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Once completed, the MIC will provide seamless access to all modes of transportation, including Metrobus, Metrorail, Tri-Rail, Amtrak, Greyhound, tour buses, taxi cabs and rental cars. An automated people mover will connect the MIC to the airport. The MIA Mover (an automated people mover unveiled in 2011) connects the MIC’s Metrobus and Metrorail to the MIA terminal.
- The Orange Line Service provides residents and visitors with direct Metrorail access to MIA. With this project, Miami-Dade County joins the ranks of major metropolitan areas around the world with rapid transit connections to their airports.
Construction began in spring 2009 and the new MIA Metrorail station and the Orange Line service were inaugurated July 28, 2012.
The total cost was $506 million. Funding for the project includes $404.7 million from the People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) half-penny sales tax and $101.3 million from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).Back to Top
Orange Line service runs west from the existing Earlington Heights Station over NW 27 Ave., parallel to State Road (SR) 112, turning south just west of NW 37 Ave. The Orange Line crosses over the Miami River, just east of the South Florida Rail Corridor Bridge, continuing south until it terminates at the elevated multilevel MIA Metrorail Station just east of the MIC’s rental car facility.
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