Brightline Begins Construction On Aventura & Boca Stations, Expects Five Commuter Rail Stations To Be Finalized This Month

Brightline has a issued a Notice to Proceed to contractors building new stations in Aventura and Boca Ration, and work is now officially underway.

The company also told investors last week that it is expecting details of a commuter rail service in Miami-Dade to be finalized this month.

In Aventura, the company released the station site work to a contractor in late April, and crews are now on the site (a groundbreaking ceremony had been held last September).

In Boca, contractors mobilized in April to build a temporary parking lot and community garden, which will allow the permanent station and parking garage to be built.

A third station at PortMiami has been delayed and is still in negotiation due to the pandemic, but talks remain ongoing.

Brightline says that it expects Miami-Dade will finalize up to five new station locations for a commuter rail service in May. The commuter service may be separately branded and operated, Brightline said.

Although car traffic in and out of downtown Miami appears to be at or near all-time highs, Brightline still hasn’t resumed service. The company says it continues to monitor the situation and is evaluating an appropriate time to resume activity.

Construction on a new line to Orlando remains on track for completion in December 2022.

 

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Azarius
1 month ago

I wonder what markers they are waiting on to resume service.

Anonymous
1 month ago

% Competition of line to Orlando + Resumption of Cruising out of Port Miami. Once MIA is open to tourists from the UK and EU that come to visit the Parks in Orlando and take a cruise in Miami you’ll see Brightline open back up.

It probably costs more money to operate the Miami – Palm Beach route than it does to have it mothballed for the time being. Investors are pouring money still and want to see the company continue building the infrastructure needed to hit the critical mass needed to make the system sustainable. Without tourism the system falls apart.

Anonymous
1 month ago

*completion

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you for that explanation. Makes sense.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They lose less money by not operating.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not one more case of sniffles ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

PPP?

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

We are going to get a stop at Aventura. Pretty soon you can use it to get to work

Anonymous
1 month ago

Would be great if they took over tri-rail as well to give us an integrated service.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’d think that a station at FLL would be one of highest priorities because there is huge pent up demand for public transit to the airport. What’s the holdup?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ll celebrate when they start the construction on Wynwood station and FLL Station.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Brightline must complete Positive Train Control prior to resuming service.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s the line they’ve been using, but it does not take 3 years to do this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Congratulations to Brightline for moving this forward! We need a private company in the mix to deliver in a reasonable timeframe.

Anonymous
1 month ago

PLEASE build a station in Vero Beach!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why? There’s a grand total of 2 decent sized hotels on the beach there. The rest of Vero is geared towards retirees who hate Brightline, not tourists.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Three decent sized hotels, not counting Disney since that’s Wabasso. Plenty of tourists from the Orlando area go there for the weekend since it’s the nicest beach relatively close by. Otherwise it’s Cocoa (blegh) or Pinellas (worse). The county hated Brightline, the city did not.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isn’t Disney a timeshare, not a hotel?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Guess poor Tri-Rail will never make it downtown Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

BOOM

Jerry Roane
1 month ago

TriTrack high speed guideway would be much better, much faster and energy sustainable since it runs on the sun’s radiation. 180 mph travel high above it all would open up Key West for lunch.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why did Brightline shut down to begin with ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Were you asleep in a cave somewhere? The covid pandemic disrupted a lot of businesses in this country, including the airline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Did Brightline cease operations due to the pan-panic ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Where were you on January 6?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I was in the crowd that stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC… why do you ask?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow, nobody brought up politics, you have your fake President, and still can’t stop libtard raging?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You must be a Retardian?.. you know, a member of the “Law and Order” party? Don’t get at me because a bunch of you crybabies were fooled by your wacko leader and stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC.