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What is this?

A real-time audit of Miami's Metrorail system. It measures the time between each train at Government Center.

How do I read it?

Each dot represents a train arrival. Every color corresponds to a time.

Why is it important?

Decades of poor maintenance, budget cuts and political inaction have resulted in an unreliable and barely usable system.

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38% on time

51% late

▴   2 - 5 minutes late (33%)

▴   5 - 10 minutes late (13%)

▴   10+ minutes late (5%)

7% ghosts

A train service that was scheduled to run, but never did.

5% bunched

A train that arrived too soon after the previous train.

Today

Northbound · Government Center · Sort

Northbound · Government Center · Timeline

Southbound · Government Center · Sort

Southbound · Government Center · Timeline

Updated every two minutes.

Yesterday

Northbound · Government Center · Sort

Northbound · Government Center · Timeline

12 Ghost Trains

Southbound · Government Center · Sort

Southbound · Government Center · Timeline

11 Ghost Trains

Thursday, November 15th

Northbound · Government Center · Sort

Northbound · Government Center · Timeline

15 Ghost Trains

Southbound · Government Center · Sort

Southbound · Government Center · Timeline

13 Ghost Trains

Wednesday, November 14th

Northbound · Government Center · Sort

Northbound · Government Center · Timeline

8 Ghost Trains

Southbound · Government Center · Sort

Southbound · Government Center · Timeline

6 Ghost Trains

Tuesday, November 13th

Northbound · Government Center · Sort

Northbound · Government Center · Timeline

14 Ghost Trains

Southbound · Government Center · Sort

Southbound · Government Center · Timeline

15 Ghost Trains

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FAQ

How accurate is this?

Arrival times are accurate to 5 seconds, and will appear on this page within 2 minutes of arrival. We filter out trains that may appear on platform arrival boards (as "Momentarily" or "Under 2 minutes") but never actually arrive. The first train for each day is excluded, as our primary focus is headways.

Why do your headways differ from the official headways?

In 2017, Transit Alliance led a campaign to restore proposed cuts to the Metrorail, which restored 5‑minute headways during peak hours. The headways listed on this page are what the residents of Miami-Dade are paying for according to the approved and adopted fiscal year budget.

What is a ghost train?

A train service that was scheduled to run, but never did. We calculate this by comparing the number of trains that ran, versus the number of trains that were scheduled for that day.

What's the ridership of the Metrorail system? Isn't it falling?

The Metrorail serves approximately 55,000 trips each day. When viewed over a 5‑year span, Metrorail ridership has not been falling, and has been largely flat year‑to‑year. 2017 will show a slight decline due to Hurricane Irma, similar to previous hurricane years that show an isolated drop in ridership.

Can you audit the bus system?

The real-time data for the Metrorail system is reliable and accurate. Unfortunately, that can't be said for the bus system.

Disclaimer

All data presented on this page uses official real-time Miami-Dade Transit data. Abnormal service and/or transit equipment failures can cause inaccurate data to be reported. Transit Alliance Miami makes no warranty or claims as to the accuracy of the data presented on this page.