The Department of Transportation and Public Works to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Metrorail trains
Just 20 months after assembly began, the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will place in service the first new Metrorail train since the County’s current fleet started operating in 1984.
To commemorate the occasion, DTPW will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Miami International Airport (MIA) Metrorail station platform at 3800 NW 25 St. in Miami, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.
“Our staff has been diligently working with Hitachi Rail Italy to ensure the delivery of our first train by the end of this month. We are proud to introduce our new modern, high-tech vehicles, which will improve our riders’ experience and Metrorail service reliability,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
Immediately after the ribbon cutting, event participants and media will be able to ride on the new Metrorail train from MIA to the Government Center station.
Funded by surtax funds from People’s Transportation Plan, this is the first four-car train of 136 cars that will make up the new Metrorail fleet, which will greatly improve the quality of service of our Metrorail system.