Travelling by train is one of the best and most convenient ways of getting around in Miami. Miami is served by the Amtrak operated Silver Service which provides trips to and from Miami from various vacation spots around the U.S.
Traveling by train gives you the opportunity to explore the United States country on your vacation to Miami without having to fear about your car.
Amtrak offers the only passenger train service to Miami on its Silver Service trains, running along the East Coast and picking up passengers at a selection of stops.
Travelling by train within the city is simple and affordable. The MetroRail, an elevated train that operates across the city, serves Miami’s locals and tourists looking to travel by train. Metrorail serves downtown Miami and expands west side to Hialeah and south to Kendall, a suburb southwest of the city. MetroRail has over 20 stations all over the city and has begun development on MetroRail’s new Orange Line, a train expansion project designed to service Miami’s northern areas. The new Orange Line is planned to start the operations in the year 2012.
The MetroRail operates trains to many important tourist spots in the city. There are MetroRail Stations in the Miami shopping district, the downtown area, the art gallery section, malls and other important locations. It is possible to get from one point in the city to any other point in getting the train along with short strolls and bus trips.
For flight terminal service you can take Tri-Rail, a commuter rail service with 19 stations throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Tourists will also discover that there are several Tri-Rail trains operating in Miami. These trains also make a per hour basis trips to many places outside Miami in Florida like Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Tri-Rail Trains usually arrive and depart on an hourly basis except during Saturdays and Sundays where trains come and go at two-hour intervals.
Miami-Dade County became the world’s first community to have a people mover connected to a rail system. Another practical choice for tourists travelling in Miami is to take the Metromover, a people moving train system offering Miami’s downtown places. Metromover consists of individual motorized cars that run on top of the elevated track. Metromover is attached to the MetroRail and allows tourists to switch around the city with ease. The Metromover also provides tourists a great view of Miami’s ever changing skyline.