Tri-Rail Offering Free Rides through Monday, Amtrak Suspended, Brightline not Ready Yet


Tri-Rail released a Tweet stating that service would resume on a weekend schedule through the end of Monday, September, 18. They also added that rides would be free on these dates.

At least 6 of Tri-Rail’s stations were left without power following Hurricane Irma. The storm also accounted for 40 non-functioning train crossing signals.

Once miles of track were cleared from debris including fencing and tree limbs, Tri-Rail officials set to around-the-clock work to get the trains chugging along again.

Miami’s Golden Glades Station will need to undergo significant repair before becoming fully operational. Remaining stations began running the weekend schedule of routes today.

Still not happening are Amtrak’s services to Orlando, Tampa and Miami. The Silver Meteor (Miami-NYC) and the Auto-Train (Lorton, Va-Sanford, FL) are currently suspended until further notice. Anyone holding tickets for either train should contact Amtrak for options.

Unfortunately, Brightline’s express train, scheduled to open in the Fall, may be again delayed due to debris on the lines. The company says they are working to get their trains back on track for a service launch later this year.



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