(MIAMI, June 25, 2012) – Through testing conducted over the weekend, Miami-Dade Transit found that a software modification is needed to operate the Metrorail extension to the new station next to Miami International Airport. Due to this, MDT is postponing the Orange Line, 4-car testing originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2012 and Wednesday, June 27.
Once the new test date is determined, MDT will give the public a 24-hour notice before proceeding.
The pre-service testing is done before MDT provides Orange Line service to the new Miami International Airport Metrorail station the afternoon of Saturday, July 28, 2012.
Once the new extension to MIA opens, Metrorail will have two Metrorail lines:
- The Green Line: the existing Metrorail line serving 22 stations, from Palmetto Station to Dadeland South Station.
- The Orange Line: the new Metrorail extension that serves 16 stations from Dadeland South to the new MIA Metrorail Station. (Please see diagram below)
Miami-Dade Transit wants to thank its patrons for their patience as MDT gets ready to open its new Orange Line service that will provide a convenient and reliable connection to MIA.
For more information, call 305-891-3131, weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TTY users can call 305-499-8971. Transit users are also encouraged to visit www.miamidade.gov/transit.