MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Transit kicked off a new pilot program Monday which offers express Metrorail train service to and from Brickell and downtown Miami.
Downtown Express trains will depart twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon from Dadeland South and Palmetto stations, with limited stops at selected stations. These trains can be identified by a blue ‘e’ sign at the front of each express train, in addition to the regular Orange and Green Line signs.
“Great cities around the world offer express train service, in particular, during peak-service hours,” said said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez in a statement. “We’re pleased we can offer this service to commuters, many of whom work in Brickell and downtown Miami.”
Passengers can check the electronic signs at Metrorail stations, or the Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app, to see which trains provide express service. Express trains can be identified by an ‘(exp)’ symbol next to the train’s estimated departure time.
The pilot program will run for approximately 30 days. During this time, transit workers will be handing out informational brochures at train stations. Riders are encouraged to fill out the survey on the back of the brochure and turn them in to the security guards at Metrorail stations.