Noel Weaver wrote:It's been a while since anything was posted concerning this but apparently there are plans to rejunative the Port of Miami rail bridge and yards. Much work is planned for the Downtown Lead connecting the area to the FEC main line. I am going to try to provide a link which will tell more.I'm inclined to say that Tri-Rail has a terrible route, but that's why CSX was willing to sell it off. In contrast, the FEC has the ideal right-of-way. That's why Flagler built it.
Amtrak would also like to operate downtown and lets all hope that this will indeed happen in the future. Thankfully the FEC has had foresight for years to keep this line in place.
PS There is more to it than just the above study but I will have to figure out a way to put some of it on here without a problem.
Looking at the current frequency of service, it just doesn't make sense to move Amtrak out of Hialeah, since that's where they have servicing facilities. Perhaps if there was Jacksonville to Miami corridor service over the FEC, it might make sense, but not with the current ill considered plans of splitting Silver Service trains at Jacksonville.