TRI rail map
Miami TRI rail map. TRI rail map (Florida - USA) to print. TRI rail map (Florida - USA) to download. Tri Rail (reporting mark TRCX) is a commuter rail line linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida, United States. It is run by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA). The 70.9-mile-long (114.1 km) system has 18 stations along the South Florida coast as you can see in TRI rail map. The system connects directly to Amtrak at numerous stations, and the Metrorail in Hialeah (Miami) at the Tri Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station. In 2012, it will connect with both systems at Miami Central Station at Miami International Airport. A second Tri Rail line on the Florida East Coast Railway corridor may be in operation by 2014, eventually extending service north to Jupiter, Florida and south to Downtown Miami, as well as numerous intermediate cities such as Hollywood, and inner city Miami neighborhoods such as the Design District, Little Haiti, and Wynwood.
Tri Rail fare is divided into six zones for one day passes, ranging from $2.50 to $11.55, with fare calculated by the number of zones travelled through, and whether it's one way or round trip. On weekends, a $5 all day pass good for all zones is available, though trains run with very long headways. For frequent use, the $100 monthly Tri-Rail pass, or the $140 Tri Rail/Metrorail/Metrobus monthly pass is much more cost effective as its shown in TRI rail map. Discount fares are available for senior citizens, the disabled, and children under five. Certain businesses allow their employees to register for the Employer Discount Program, which reduces their fares by 25%. Free parking is available at most Tri Rail stations. On weekdays, 50 train trips are made in all, with 25 in each direction, while on weekends only 16 trips, eight north and eight south, are made in all, with two hour headways between each train.
Tri Rail shares its track with Amtrak Silver Meteor and Silver Star and CSX Transportation Miami Subdivision. The Florida Department of Transportation purchased the track from CSX in 1989. Under the terms of the agreement, CSX would continue to provide dispatch services and physical plant maintenance for the track and would have exclusive freight trackage rights until certain conditions were met. Tri Rail participates in the EASY Card regional smartcard-based fare collection system along with Miami-Dade Transit as its mentioned in TRI rail map. Purely paper tickets are also available for same-day or weekend use. A paper ticket or an EASY Card with a paper-based transfer receipt can be used to obtain transfer discounts when transferring to Broward County Transit as well as Palm Tran. Only EASY Cards may be used to obtain a transfer discount when transferring to Miami-Dade Transit.
The service began with five Morrison-Knudsen F40PHL-2 diesel locomotives. Tri Rail later took delivery of three MotivePower Industries F40PH-2C locomotives and two ex-Amtrak EMD F40PHs. In 2006, six EMD GP49 locomotives were acquired from Norfolk Southern and were rebuilt by Mid America Car Company to the designation GP49H-3. On October 29, 2008, the Tri Rail switched to biodiesel fuel with a goal of a 99-percent blend, when available. On 25 February 2011, Tri Rail announced an order for ten Brookville BL36PH locomotives, with options for thirteen more, from the Brookville Equipment Corporation at a cost of $109 million. The purchase was met with criticism by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and state lawmakers, who claimed the bidding process was flawed as you can see in TRI rail map. Rival bidder MotivePower Industries filed a lawsuit against Tri Rail, claiming that the bidding process was skewed in Brookville favor.