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Riding Metrorail

Get tips on boarding and riding the train to ensure you have a safe and pleasant trip.

Hours of Operation

Metrorail operates from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. 

Metrorail service frequency:

Time of Day
Dadeland South - Earlington Heights
Dadeland South -
MIA Station
Dadeland South -
Palmetto
Weekdays
     
5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
7½ min
15 min
15 min
6:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
5 min
10 min
10 min
9:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
7½ min
15 min
15 min
3:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
5 min
10 min
10 min
6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
7½ min
15 min
15 min
8:30 p.m. - Midnight
15 min
30 min
30 min
Weekends
     
5:00 a.m - Midnight
15 min
30 min
30 min

 

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The Green and Orange Lines

  • Northbound trains travel to two different final destinations north of Earlington Heights Station: the Orange Line to the Miami International Metrorail station and the Green Line to Palmetto Station.
  • Make sure you’re boarding the right northbound train to get to your destination:
    • Board an Orange Line train if you are traveling northbound to the Miami International Airport Station.
    • Board a Green Line train if you are traveling northbound to Palmetto, Okeechobee, Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Brownsville stations.
  • Board any train if you are traveling northbound to Dadeland North, South Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Culmer, Civic Center, Santa Clara, Allapattah or Earlington Heights stations.
  • To identify the line a train is serving, look for the GREEN LINE or ORANGE LINE sign at the front of an approaching train. On northbound Orange Line trains, train operators also will announce the final destination via the train’s public address system.
  • To change your northbound destination, simply exit your train at any station between Dadeland South and Earlington Heights and wait for a train traveling the other line.
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Lost and Found

Miami-Dade Transit does not assume responsibility for lost items. Before leaving the bus or train, always check your packages and personal belongings. If you do forget something, call Lost and Found, 786-469-5564, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Lost and Found Division is located in the Overtown Transit Village at 701 NW 1st Court, Suite 140, Miami, FL 33136.  

Report a lost item via email.

  • When you call, be ready with information that can help us identify your lost item, such as a detailed description or a unique characteristic of an item.
     
  • Knowing the run number of the bus or train, the bus route number, the bus or car number, station name, the time of day you traveled, and the direction of travel can help. 
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    Boarding for People with Disabilities

    In accordance with the Department of Transportation's Americans with Disabilities Act (DOT ADA) Key Station rules, the following ten Metrorail stations are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs:

    • Dadeland South
    • Dadeland North
    • South Miami
    • Douglas Road
    • Brickell
    • Government Center
    • Civic Center
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
    • Tri-Rail
    • Okeechobee

    A Public Address System (PAS) announces the Metrorail direction of travel; a female voice announces the northbound train, and a male voice announces the southbound train.  Train Operators announce the next station both when leaving from a station where a stop has just been made and then again while approaching the next station.

    The tactile tiles alert customers who are blind and visually impaired that they are getting close to the platform edge. For direct access to the reserved wheelchair space, enter a train car through the first set of doors. Other passengers with disabilities and senior citizens will find seats reserved for them next to every door.

    Priority Seating:  Two seats next to every door rail car are designated as priority seats for persons with disabilities and senior citizens.  Federal law requires that operators request other passengers to vacate priority seating when needed.  DO NOT sit in these areas unless you are elderly or are a person with a disability.

    ADA Compliancy Reports

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    Paying Your Fare


    Cost per trip is $2.25.


    To ride Metrorail, you will need an EASY Card or EASY Ticket as the new faregates do not accept cash. To obtain an EASY Card or EASY Ticket, walk over to one of the EASY Card vending machines located at the entrance of each rail station. Obtain and load a card or ticket using cash or a valid credit card. Then use the card or ticket to pay your fare at the faregate, by tapping the EASY Card or EASY Ticket on the electronic Metrorail fare gates.

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    Call Buttons

    Every Metrorail car has three call buttons, which are located at the wheelchair space next to the first set of doors, next to the clear plastic panels, and next to the second and third set of doors. Call buttons may be used to alert the operator when you need additional time to leave the train. Call the operator several stations before you are ready to exit the train. You may also use the call buttons in case of an emergency.

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    Safety in Rail Stations

    Seats in the front of the bus directly behind the operator and next to the door are reserved for persons using wheelchairs, persons with ambulatory disabilities and senior citizens.

    Priority Seating Areas:  The front seats facing the front of the bus are designated as Priority Seating Areas for persons with disabilities and senior citizens.  DO NOT sit in these areas unless you are elderly or are a person with a disability.

    Mobility Aids Securement Area:  Mobility Aids Securement Areas are reserved. Federal law requires that other passengers sitting in the securement areas move to other available seats or stand when a person using a mobility aide boards the bus. DO NOT sit in any of the Mobility Aide Securement Areas if you are elderly or a person with a disability. You will have to move to another seat or stand if a person using a mobility aid boards the bus.

    MDT provides alternative accessible service within 30 minutes in the case that a Metrobus with scheduled headways of more than 30 minutes is traveling with an inoperable lift or securement system.  Ask the Bus Operator if you require back up accessible service.

    Be sure to remain behind the yellow (or white) safety line, and use the handrails for support. Standing or sitting in the stairwells is prohibited in the stairwells. When seated, keep your arms, legs, and personal items out of the aisles.

    For the safety and comfort of everyone, playing radios, cassette tapes,  CDs, etc. without earphones; smoking; eating; drinking. In addition, all  pets must be in a properly enclosed container. The only exceptions are  guide or service animals accompanying customers with disabilities. Service  dogs must wear a leash in accordance with Miami-Dade County's Leash Law.

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    Metrorail Service Interruption & Route 100

    In the event that Metrorail is out of service for an extended period of time, Route 100 Adobeoffers transit service along Metrorail stations. There is no set schedule for this route.

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