The South Beach Trolley Loop will soft-launch on November 1 with full service implementation by November 19. Once the service is fully launched, the existing County-operated South Beach Local and the City-operated Alton-West loop trolley service will terminate.
Similar to the other free trolleys, the new South Beach Loop will operate 365 days a year, Monday through Saturday between 6 am and midnight and 8 am to midnight on Sundays with 10 to 15 minutes between stops. The route will include low-floor trolleys for easier accessibility.
A new Collins Express will also launch so that riders will be able to travel between 88th Street and South Pointe Drive with as little as one transfer.
“The new South Beach Loop will provide longer hours of service, an enhanced service area, and more frequent service in comparison to the South Beach Local — conclusively making travel from South to North Beach possible with as little as only one transfer in between,” according to Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales.
The North Beach Loop will be modified to accommodate the Collins Express and to improve transfers between the North Beach Loop and other transit routes serving the Abbott Avenue/69th Street bus stop. As a result, the portion of the existing North Beach Loop route along Indian Creek Drive between 71st Street and Indian Creek Drive/Abbott Avenue will be eliminated and replaced by service along eastbound 71st Street and southbound Abbott Avenue.
The Middle Beach Loop route will be extended west along Dade Boulevard to Alton Road, adding two bus stops including one at the Publix on Dade Boulevard.
More user-friendly trolley stop signs will also be installed depicting the new routes and all transfer points.
For more on the trolley, click here.
You can also track the trolley in real time by downloading the free Miami Beach eGov app.