Tri-Rail service remains suspended, expected to resume Friday

(WPLG)

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – Tri-Rail service is expected to be restored Friday after the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority completes its inspection of the South Florida Rail Corridor.

According to SFRTA officials, crossing gates were removed on the north end of the corridor in Palm Beach County, where the storm was anticipated to make landfall, and are being reinstalled Thursday.

They said SFRTA removes crossing gates whenever sustained winds of 39 mph are anticipated.

“Initial reports show that there has been no major damage to the railroad as a result of this storm,” said David Dech, SFRTA Executive Director. “We realize it was an inconvenience for our passengers to shut down but not knowing how the storm was going to affect us, we erred on the side of caution to keep our staff and passengers safe.”

Tri-Rail service will resume Friday with regular weekday service.

For additional updates on Tri-Rail service, passengers can monitor www.tri-rail.com, call 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245) or follow Tri-Rail’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


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