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Inside Brightline’s First Train, Set To Begin Service Between Miami & West Palm Beach In Summer (Photos)

Brightline unveiled their first train to the media today.

Features of the “smart” train includewifi, dining areas, and touchless bathroom.

The trains are being tested over the next few months with sandbags inside to simulate passengers, with service on the Miami to West Palm Beach route to begin this summer.

 

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Marc305
Marc305

Coming from Washington DC, I expected Brightline trains to look somewhat to our “Metro” trains but this is a nice surprise they look great. I do have friends in West Palm and will definitely be trying them out.

Urbanist242
Urbanist242

I hope the fair isn’t expensive because this could help a lot with east side commuter traffic.

Urbanist242
Urbanist242

fare*

Anonymous
Anonymous

It is, but TriRail Coastal’s chugging along!

Anonymous
Anonymous

So is Tri Rail Coastal Link definitely happening? If so, when are the stations going to be built? (like at 79th and Biscayne)

marc
marc

It is one of the rail corridors in the Miami Dade county SMART plan. Bovo thinks it is very doable and wants all the affected cities to contribute in building stations.

Anonymous
Anonymous

At the very least, it is definitely connecting at the AAF downtown station. As for other stations, let’s just wait and hope. It will come down to the local municipalities.

Yet Another Anonymous
Yet Another Anonymous

Sorry, but the IRIS connector is below 79 Street, so the only likely station for now will be the downtown AAF one. Then maybe a midtown stop near 36 Street. The rest of the Coastal Link is still just a plan.

Jay Ajayi
Jay Ajayi

Will Brightline be using the IRIS connector?

Yet Another Anonymous
Yet Another Anonymous

No, of course not. It’s where Tri-Rail will switch over to the FEC line, but it’s below 79th Street. By several blocks. The south turn connects at about 70th Street. There is a northward curve that it could potentially use to head up to a 79th Street station, then turn south toward downtown.

Anonymous
Anonymous

http://egov.ci.miami.fl.us/Legistarweb/Attachments/79777.pdf

Look at page 9 of this PDF. I the image shows that AAF Is running on a separate line… the one that goes along Biscayne (by 79th).

suomynona
suomynona

Hopefully by 2020. But I completely made that up. It’s just the earliest realistic date I thought of. So it could be much later.

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