MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new trolley system for the City of Miami that will include a route to the new Little Havana Marlins ballpark has received a green light and will launch on March 1st.
The service will run approximately every 15 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The Health District Trolley route will travel around the district between NW 7th Avenue to NW 14th Avenue and NW 14th Street to NW 20th Street. In addition, the Health District/Stadium loop will include regular service to NW 7th Street and NW 14th Avenue. Major destinations along this route include:
- Civic Center Metrorail Station
- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Ryder Trauma Center
- Miami Dade College Medical Campus
- Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
- University of Miami Life Sciences Park
- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
- Jackson Memorial Hospital
- University of Miami Biomedical Research Institute
- Sylvester Cancer Center
- VA Hospital
- University of Miami Hospital
- Marlins Stadium
The $20 million trolley system will operate without charging riders a fee for at least the first year.
For anyone planning on going to a Marlins game at the new stadium, remember that the 5,700 spaces in the four new garages are reserved for season ticket holders and VIPS.
Everyone else will either have to take the new trolley service or park on the front lawns of nearby homes just like the old Orange Bowl days.
In late Spring, the City of Miami will expand the trolley service to include an additional route along Brickell Drive and Biscayne Boulevard serving the Downtown area, plus a loop connecting the Health District and Overtown.
In early 2013, the City anticipates expanding the service further to include a loop along NW 20th Street from NW 27th Avenue to the Omni area and another along Coral Way from SW 37 Avenue to Brickell Drive.
For maps and additional information please visit www.miamitrolley.com.