Steven L. Abrams
Mary Lou Berger
"An equal opportunity
TRI-RAIL Offers New and Improved Schedule With More Trains, More Often
For immediate release: 7-3-2006
Tri-Rail is better than ever with more trains, more often. A new and improved schedule provides 10 additional trains Monday through Friday, plus more service on the weekends. Now, there is less waiting time between trains and reduced travel times to get riders where they want to go faster.
Tri-Rail passengers have the option of choosing from 10 additional weekday trains since the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority recently increased its operations from 30 to 40 trains per day. The additional service is made possible due to the completion of all but approximately two miles of remaining double track at the New River Bridge. The SFRTA hopes to add more Tri-Rail trains during the summer, as additional locomotives and diesel multiple units are put into service.
As part of the new schedule, some additional southbound trains will operate on 20-minute headways in the morning, and some northbound trains will operate on 20-minute headways in the afternoon. The time it takes to travel between Mangonia Park, the northernmost Tri-Rail stop, and the Miami International Airport Station, the southernmost Tri-Rail stop, has been reduced by nine minutes to one hour and 50 minutes.
The Tri-Rail weekend schedule will also be improved, with Saturday and Sunday trains operating on two-hour headways. There will be 16 trains on Saturday, and 14 trains on Sunday, an increase of two trains per day, to fill in the gap in the middle of the service day.
The $333.8 million final phase of the Double Track Corridor Improvement Program, Segment 5 Project, was funded by the Federal Transit Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation, as well as Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
For additional information on the new and improved schedule or to learn how you can get to work for just $60 a month, call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) or log onto www.tri-rail.com.
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