Miami-Dade County

Shut down for weekend, Metromover moving again Monday morning

Metromover will be up and running at 5 a.m. Monday after a weekend shutdown becdause of maintenance.
Metromover will be up and running at 5 a.m. Monday after a weekend shutdown becdause of maintenance. Miami Herald File

The Metromover system, closed over the weekend for repairs, is back on track for the Monday morning commute.

The driverless light-rail system, which loops around downtown Miami and extends to Brickell and the Arsht Center, was shut down at 9 Friday for track work and cable replacement.

Free shuttle buses replaced the train service Friday night through Sunday.

The shutdown took place over a busy weekend. The Miami Heat played the Minnesota Timberwolves at AmericanAirlines Arena, HistoryMiami hosted events and the Adrienne Arsht Center featured a play at the Carnival Studio Theater.

But the repairs were necessary and Miami-Dade Transit had a short window of time to get them done.

“Unfortunately, the Metromover is closed only a few hours during weeknights, and we needed more time to complete these repairs,” said Karla Damian, public information officer for Miami-Dade Transit. “We did it to minimize disruptions during regular working hours.”

Metrorail, the long-distance service that runs from Kendall to the airport to Northwest Miami-Dade, was not affected over the weekend and ran as scheduled.

Last month, Metromover shut down unexpectedly during the night and over the next morning because of power problems.

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