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Tri-Rail fares have been reinstated

If you need to ride the Tri-Rail, you should know: The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority has announced that fares have been reinstated, effective Oct. 1. 

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Tri-Rail suspended its fares on March 28 and has been adjusting its trains schedules on an ongoing basis. It has instituted safety and disinfecting protocols and strictly enforces facial covering mandates.

For an announcement on the latest changes, click here

A note from Tri-Rail: “Passengers that pre-purchased an April Monthly Pass will be credited with an October pass, and are encouraged to call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) to confirm their EASY Cards have not expired. One-way and Round-trip full fare passes will be available for purchase on the GO Miami-Dade Transit app, for those who want to avoid purchasing fares from ticket vending machines.”

During its regular schedule, Tri-Rail offers weekend discounts of $5 all-day fares. Students, children age 5-12, seniors and residents with disabilities pay $2.50. On weekdays, one-way fares typically range in price from $2.50 to $8.75 for adults, depending on the route. Kids age 4 and younger ride for free.


The transportation authority asks that passengers take the following precautions, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Use a facial covering.
  • Frequently wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand. Alternatively, cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as keyboards, mobile telephones and steering wheels.

“We have redoubled our efforts on sanitizing Tri-Rail equipment, with a focus on ticket vending machines, benches and handles, which people access more frequently,” SFRTA executive director Steven Abrams said in a statement.

For more information on Tri-Rail service, go to or follow Tri-Rail’s Facebook or Twitter pages. Tri-Rail’s Customer Service number is 800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245).

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