04/30/2013 10:03 am ET

Miami Trolley Extends Route To Midtown And Design District -- Finally! (PHOTOS)

City of Miami

Finally! The City of Miami's signature trolleys have a new route to Midtown and the Design District, extending the free-to-ride footprint from Brickell and the Health District to two of Miami's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.

The new route will begin service on Wednesday, May 1, with trolleys running every 15 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

The move means the trolley's Biscayne-Brickell route will divide into two seperate routes: one, going south from Brickell Key to the Brickell Metrorail Station and terminating at Mercy Hospital; the other, going north from the Brickell Metrorail Station along Biscayne to the Design District. The routes will overlap at certain stops for transfers, according to city officials.

Service to Allapattah, Overtown, and the Health District remains unchanged. Check out the new line below, which includes stops at Metromover and Metrorail stations on its route, Mercy Hospital, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Alice Wainwright Park, Financial District, Mary Brickell Village, Brickell Key, Miami Convention Center, Knight Center, Bayfront Park, Bayside, Freedom Tower, AmericanAirlines Arena, Bicentennial Park, Adrienne Arsht Center, Margaret Pace Park, Roberto Clemente Park, Midtown, and the Design District.

(Now about that train service to Miami Beach...)

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Miami Trolley