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The Department of Transportation and Public Works to host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Metrorail trains

MIAMI (November 28, 2017)

Just 20 months after assembly began, the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will place in service the first new Metrorail train since the County’s current fleet started operating in 1984.
 
To commemorate the occasion, DTPW will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Miami International Airport (MIA) Metrorail station platform at 3800 NW 25 St. in Miami, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.

“Our staff has been diligently working with Hitachi Rail Italy to ensure the delivery of our first train by the end of this month. We are proud to introduce our new modern, high-tech vehicles, which will improve our riders’ experience and Metrorail service reliability,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

Immediately after the ribbon cutting, event participants and media will be able to ride on the new Metrorail train from MIA to the Government Center station.   

Funded by surtax funds from People’s Transportation Plan, this is the first four-car train of 136 cars that will make up the new Metrorail fleet, which will greatly improve the quality of service of our Metrorail system.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director, Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, Glenn Downing, CFP, Chairman, of Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust, Ken Okaniwa, Consul General of Japan, Gloria Bellelli, Consul General of Italy in Miami, and Maurizio Manfellotto, Chairman and CEO, Hitachi Rail Italy
What:
Ribbon cutting ceremony for inauguration of new Metrorail train
When:
November 30, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where:
Miami International Airport Metrorail station 3800 NW 25th St., Miami, FL.
Editor's Note:
Media will have an opportunity to tour Hitachi’s manufacturing plant of the new Metrorail trains after the ribbon cutting and inaugural ride to Government Center. To RSVP for the media tour of the plant, please call Luis Espinoza at 305-992-8122 by 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 29.