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Metrorail and the Miami-Dade Transit System

In November, 2002, Miami-Dade county enacted a half cent transportation tax to create a dedicated source of funding for public transportation. The result is a long term plan to improve the coverage, frequency and quality of service.

Coral Gables unique downtown trolley system ties into this county-wide network for pedestrians at Douglas Station, where you can connect to the Miami-Dade Transit System via Metrorail's 22 stations, plus extensive bus and shuttle services. MDT is the largest transit agency in the state of Florida with a modern fleet of busses, elevated rail, shuttles and special transportation services.

  • Brickell, Downtown Miami or Tri-Rail, take the Metrorail north.
  • South Miami or Dadeland, take Metrorail South.
  • Scenic Old Cutler Road, Fairchild Gardens, Matheson Hammock or the Falls Shopping Center, take bus route 65.
  • University of Miami or Miami-Dade Kendall Campus, take Metrorail to University Station and route 56.
  • Miami International Airport, Miami Springs, the Design District or Miami Beach, take route J.
  • Coconut Grove, take route 42, 48 or the free Grove Shuttle from Douglas Station, which runs late into the evening.

For more complete information, contact Miami-Dade Transit at 305-770-3131.


Metrorail

From Douglas, Metrorail takes you to University of Miami, South Miami and Dadeland within minutes to the south. You can also reach Coconut Grove, Viscaya, Brickell and Downtown Miami quickly to the north. The rail continues on to the Civic Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Complex, as well as Brownsville, Liberty City, Tri-Rail connector, Hialeah and Medley.

Metrorail Stations
(from Douglas)
Southbound Northbound
University
South Miami
Dadeland North
Dadeland South
Coconut Grove
Vizcaya
Brickell
Government Center
Overtown/Arena
Culmer
Civic Center
Santa Clara
Allapattah
Earlington Heights
Brownsville
ML King
Northside
Tri-Rail
Hialeah
Okeechobee
Palmetto

Metrobus

Douglas Station connects directly to bus routes 22 ,37 ,40 ,42 ,48, 65x ,72 and J. Additionally, route 56 travels through downtown Coral Gables, connecting to the University of Miami. The following routes serve Coral Gables. Click on the route number to see a map or view the schedule.


Tri-Rail

The Tri-Rail system is administered by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority to connect various public transportation systems in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties over a range of more than 100 miles.

For destinations in North Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, take the Metrorail north to the Tri-Rail station. The Tri-Rail also services Hialeah and the Intermodal Center Transportation Hub at Miami International Airport.

Miami Intermodal Center

The United States Department of Transportation has designated the MIC as a "mega-project" to bring disparate forms of transportation together for greater benefit and efficiency. The Florida Department of Transportation sponsors and manages the development and operation of the Miami Intermodal Center which brings together railroads, ocean container freight, trucking, busses, Metrorail, Cruiseship traffic, air traffic and air cargo near Miami International Airport.

Pedestrian Resources
Coral Gables Trolley 305-460-5070
Miami-Dade Transit 305-770-3131
Tri-Rail 800-874-7245
Commuter Services 800-234-RIDE
Douglas Station Bus Routes
Route Destination
22 South on 27th Av to Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
North on 22nd Av to 163rd St., North Miami Beach
37 South on Douglas, West on Sunset to South Miami
North on 37th Av to Tri-Rail, Hialeah
40 North on Ponce to Alcazar, Alhambra, downtown Coral Gables
West on Bird Rd to Westchester, West Kendall
42 East on Bird to 27th Av, Coconut Grove
North on LeJeune to Alhambra, downtown Coral Gables
North on Ponce to Flagler, North on LeJeune to Opa-Locka
48 South on LeJeune, West on Hardee to University of Miami
South on Ponce to Red Road, west to South Miami
East on Grand to Coconut Grove, Bayshore Drive, Brickell, Downtown
56 North on LeJeune, Alhambra, Ponce, Aragon, Alcazar
South on Blue Road to UM and Doctor's Hospital, South on Ponce
San Amaro Drive, UM Ring Theater, West on Miller Dr.
South on 107 Av to Town and Country Mall, MDC Kendall Campus
65 South on Douglas to Grand, West to LeJeune, South on LeJeune to circle
South on Old Cutler to Matheson Hammock and Fairchild Gardens
West to US1 and Falls Shopping Center
72 North on Ponce to Aragon, West to Biltmore Way,
Biltmore Hotel, Children's Hospital
South on Red Road, West on Sunset to 137th Av, North to Miller
J North on LeJeune to Miami International Airport, Miami Springs
East on 36 St to downtown Miami, East to Miami Beach

The University of Miami Metrorail Station at 5400 Ponce de Leon Blvd. is the stop for the Lowe Art Museum, Gusman Hall, Ring Theater and Doctors' Hospital. Metrobus service here connects to routes 48 ,52 and 56.

University Station Bus Routes
Route Destination
48 Southwest on Ponce, through South Miami
North on Ponce across US1, Hardee, LeJeune, US1, Douglas
East to downtown Miami, northwest to Jackson Hospital
52 South through South Miami, Pinecrest, Coral Reef Drive
South to Perrine, Cutler Ridge, Old Cutler, East Ridge.
56 Northeast on Ponce to University Entrance, Granada Blvd
Doctor's Hospital, Blue Road, North to downtown Gables
South to UM Ring Theater, Gusman Hall, Student Union
West on Miller Road to SW 107 Ave, MDCC Kendall Campus
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