Brightline Announces Boca Raton Station Will Open In 2022, Station Now Topped Off

Brightline held a topping off ceremony for a new station in Boca Raton and announced that train service will launch in 2022.

Passenger service to Boca Raton is expected to begin before the end of the year, becoming its fourth station after Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Brightline said in a press release yesterday.

The Brightline Boca station will be 22,000 square feet, with lounges for passengers in Smart and Premium classes, along with an autonomous market.

There will also be a 455-space parking garage, with a floor dedicated to visitors of the adjacent downtown library.

Brightline says it expects around 1.8 million visitors annually to use its service to visit Boca by 2025.

The company also said it remains on track to open a new station in Aventura before the end of 2022, with Orlando expected in early 2023.

 

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Melo is sigma and Chad
3 months ago

Based, now we need a 29th st for midtown

As good as it gets
3 months ago

I thought Metromover was being extended to the DD and WW?

Melo is sigma and Chad
3 months ago

brightline or trirail probably would do it before the county extends the metromover

Optimism
3 months ago

It will be, and also there will be a station near 27th St for Wynwood/Midtown on the Northeast Corridor regional/commuter rail service on the FEC tracks.

Anonymous
3 months ago

^^There are no such plans, only studies.

Anonymous
3 months ago

LOL, no that was a study, which will conclude Tri-Rail or Brightline can serve the area and infrastructure is already built, without ruining the revitalization potential of streets with massive flyovers.

Meme
3 months ago

Why ? You plan to ride it ?

Evan
3 months ago

How do you get to the other side of the tracks?

BDub
3 months ago

Tunnel or pole vault. My money’s on tunnel.

Melo is sigma and Chad
3 months ago

thought the same, wonder if they will start building a bridge now.

Anonymous
3 months ago

The design is to have only one track with access to the station.
The two main lines can access the “siding” from the north and the south.
If you wish to cross the street it will be necessary to go about 2 blocks to the south and cross at a traffic light. This station is a much cheaper design than the others.

Manny
3 months ago

Robotaxi

peej
3 months ago

Why is the only passenger entry from the west, can they only board one train at once? Doesn’t seem nearly as efficient as their other stations…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Cheaper to build that way

Anonymous
3 months ago

There will be a pedestrian bridge over the tracks. It’s not shown in the pictures.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Oh Ooooo, you’re gonna get it now TNM.. you’re talking about another city somewhere else and not Miami.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Nope, it’s just Fort Lauderdale we hate.

Anonymous
3 months ago

“we?”

anon
3 months ago

we?

Bandit
3 months ago

Fantastic, congratulations and we need more trains & fewer cars!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Then I just know you gave up your car…

Sergio
3 months ago

You don’t need to give up your car. The train just gives you an option, when it is convenient. No uber’s or parking.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Duhhh.. we too stewpid in Miamee too under stan dat…

Anonymous
3 months ago

They claim that yet on their website it’s impossible to buy advance tickets going to/from the boca station for any future day in 2022 and there’s only 4 months left to this year. I bet they won’t have the boca station in operation nor bookable until Q2 2023 at best

Anonymous
3 months ago

A twenty-something-foot concrete bridge topped off? Crack open the champagne! This is an achievement of a lifetime!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Brightline Winning.

peej
3 months ago

What’s wrong with their description, how would you improve it?

Speaking of professionalism, you’re one to speak. Or is proofreading your comments asking too much?

Pot, meet kettle…

Yet Another Anonymous
3 months ago

Does this mean the second Tri-Rail Boca station at glades road is extra canceled? As well as FEC line commuter rail which is being half taken over by Brightline but with only five or six stations instead of 20 in the region. Miami, Aventura, FTL and airport, Boca, and West Palm Beach.

Anonymous
3 months ago

It was killed a few years ago, despite the city’s preexisting long-range plan on turning the Town Center Mall area into a TOD.

Anonymous
3 months ago

There is a possibility that the opening of the Brightline in Boca(if it’s a success) could revive interest in the glades rd station idea if the numbers for the existing trirail station go up. Sort of an induced demand situation where the glades rd station is seen as necessary for overflow.
As for the original tri rail style 20 stop commuter line I kinda doubt it seeing as how you would kinda need a third track to support both the local, the long distance and any freight traffic. Personally I’m just hoping they actually build the “local” stop in Jupiter that was proposed but mysteriously has disappeared from alot of official material.
(Sorry I didn’t mean to write a book 😅)

Jacob
3 months ago

Initially they would place sidings accessible from north and south track. Freight is relatively frequent so that should do for now. Eventually if the commuter rail starts running every 15 mins , then probably they will need a 3rd track at least in the core sections.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Glades is cancelled (right now). The FEC (NE Corridor) commuter rail line is a go. Brightline is going to run it separately from it’s current operation. If you drive past the new Aventura station they are building for BL you can see the low level platform for the commuter rail (next to BL’s high level platform). It’ll run down into Miami Central. If this (and Tri-rail to Miami Central) is a success then maybe Glades has a chance.

Jacob
3 months ago

What does BL mean?

Jacob
3 months ago

Are both platforms on the same side , high and low

Sandeep
3 months ago

We need bulet train, and train station all city,county in Florida more unground station pz put one near 33626 pz think about

Anonymous
3 months ago

BL will do 110 WPB to Cocoa, 125mph from Cocoa to Orlando and they are talking about 150mph from a stop near Disney to Tampa. That’s about as fast as it can get without going electric. BL West SoCal to Vegas will be electric and go up to 200mph.

anonymous
3 months ago

you cant really do 150 mph without electric

JamBro
3 months ago

Not a mention of address, cross roads or even general vicinity of the location, in Boca.

Fixxer
3 months ago

The map is misleading. The Boca station is at 101 NW 4th St., next to the Public Library, near the “Community Center”. It’s not by the “Community Garden”.

Anon
3 months ago

It’s just a typo bro

Richard
3 months ago

1.8 million visitors per year by 2025. YEAH RIGHT. that is almost 5,000 visitors
PER DAY. Will there that many buses / UBER ETC to take care of these poor lost souls? YEAH RIGHT!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Seems crazy to me too – 1.8 Million is 4,931 per day. Say they are counting both directions… at 32 trains per day that’s 154 people getting on or off each train at Boca. They better order more passenger cars now and besides rideshare, expand the parking lot structure.

Jacob
3 months ago

You realize how many businesses, corporate offices and office parks there are? And Fau etc

Anonymous
3 months ago

This stop in Boca is so unneeded. The stop should have been done at the Fort Lauderdale airport instead.

Melo is sigma and Chad
3 months ago

Its connectly another city and FAU will probably have shuttle to it.

Anonymous
3 months ago

More like countless businesses downtown, and shuttle service to and from the Yamato Road Tri-Rail station, which is a major job center.

Anonymous
3 months ago

When I was in Atlanta a few years back on business, I was surprised at how many company shuttle vans were at the Metro (MARTA) train stations. I thought it was pretty cool that private companies provided transportation between it and their offices.

Bob
3 months ago

I agree

anonymous
3 months ago

they are in process of getting an FTL airport stop.

Anonymous
3 months ago

BL has a shuttle to the airport. I do think the new NE commuter line on the FEC may have an airport stop.

Jacob
3 months ago

It will

Is to the west
3 months ago

Tri rail to Hollywood station – the airport shuttle picks up at the station

Jacob
3 months ago

Who is paying for it?

Bob
3 months ago

Slow trains 👎🏼

anonymous
3 months ago

i rode the train from Miami to FTL for the boat show. Took about 30 minutes which is very quick and hastle free not having a car

Anonymous
3 months ago

And you can get drunk on board and at the station

Anonymous
3 months ago

Mary Mary !!

Anonymous
3 months ago

Brightline trains travel faster than your car stuck in traffic.

Anonymous
3 months ago

“Slow trains?”

That means that some people are taking their time committing suicide.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Miami to Ft Lauderdale is faster on Brightline than it is in a car using I-95

Anonymous
3 months ago

…says a guy who probably wants 30-mile-per-hour squeaky wheels Metromover extended to all ends of the earth.

Anonymous
3 months ago

^
… says the guy who wants to see more Trolleys on the streets.

Maino
3 months ago

Ft Lauderdale hates u 2 flakka head