Miami-Dade County

Metromover closing early to make way for Brightline

A Metromover car leaves the Third Street Station in Miami in this 2011 file photo.
A Metromover car leaves the Third Street Station in Miami in this 2011 file photo. MIAMI HERALD FILE

Some late-night users of Metromover will be diverted to buses through early May to allow for construction of a new for-profit rail line between Miami and Orlando.

Though they usually run until midnight on weekdays, the free automated rail cars that run through Miami will close at 9 or 10 p.m. on some weeknights through May 2, according to a Monday announcement. The closures will accommodate construction of the Brightline, which is building a depot next to a Metromover stop in downtown Miami and performing construction work throughout the city’s rail tracks.

Metrorail, the large train system running from Miami to suburban Miami-Dade, will not be affected by the closures.

The first closure begins Tuesday at 10 p.m. Metromover will close early every weeknight but Fridays after that, until its final early closure on May 2. The early closure times are 10 p.m., except for April 25 and May 1, when Metromover will close at 9 p.m. Miami-Dade Transit, which runs Metromover, will provide free bus service from all Metromover stations to various locations.

For details, visit miamidade.gov/transit.

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