Brightline Passenger Rail Service Is Starting Next Week

It’s finally ready to go.

Brightline will launch their first scheduled rail service the week of January 8, the company has announced.

Initially service will run between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Service to Miami will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

The company also succesfully closed on the sale of $600m in Private Activity Bonds to finance the first phase.

The second phase to Orlando will begin construction this quarter, after obtaining final environmental approval late last month. The company has obtained approval to sell an additional $1.15 billion in PAB bonds for the second phase, but is also considering other financing options, including a Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan.

 

 

brightline signage has been installed at 3 miamicentral:

25 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Money Talks
3 years ago

is it 37 dollars?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I can’t wait to go… and watch how many local commuters pay for this valuable service before I take the metro rail south.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It will never pan out ..it can’t, it will be way to expensive to ride as a commuter train and the points of interest around each station just really don’t exist to support recreational travel at those prices, with the exception of Orlando wich from what iv herd is to be around $124 one way ,witch again is to much ….I belive the Ridership is going to be way too low to sustain it And it really isn’t a high speed train.
But it was a great idea …..

Marc306
3 years ago

Even the Orlando line leaves you off at MCO. Not Disney. Not Downtown. I’d rather drive or fly at that point…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Keep driving your 200 ft long Silver SUV.

Don
3 years ago

Yeah, YOU know all. “It will never….” They said that about the Wright Bros., Christopher Columbus and all other innovators.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is hardly an innovation—-commuter trains have existed for decades.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Still no schedule or pricing info on their website that I could find.

Nina Wall
3 years ago

Any stores or interesting shops in the train station to browse and shop ???

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m sure there will be something there for people to piss away their money on besides the train ride.

Don
3 years ago

Yeah, they can “piss away” their funds on their cars driving on the heavily subsidized (and heavily congested) “FREE-ways…”

Donpiss
3 years ago

…..and get their cheaper and quicker than with Brightline

Anonymous
3 years ago

Try to get some work done while you drive

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about grab a book…

Anonymous
3 years ago

I am not much excited it is NOT a high speed train I will ride thr first time for the novelty but think I will not use it frequently I rather have my tri rail Besides they have been so elusive and secret with the ticket prices.. that make them suspicious…

Anonymous
3 years ago

I drove by the FTL Station. The neighborhood looks very sketchy and dangerous. Group of dozen thugs on the corner.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Delay delay…typical of trains

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, can you blame them, didn’t you see what happened with that commuter Am Trak train in Washington State two weeks ago?

TheBigP
3 years ago

Well, additional clearances were needed for the giant & ambitious Miami Central created many delays. The Orlando/MCO Station is almost done as of now… now that the lawsuits are gone… they can build the tracks!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Delay, delay, delay typical of I-95 traffic 24/7

Anonymous
3 years ago

How much is the fair for adults and children

Anonymous
3 years ago

$37.00 is that for adults and children

Anonymous
3 years ago

What a sad-looking streetscape, even with the wider paver sidewalk.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah… if it doesn’t look like the “Yellow Brick Road” people like you will whine and complain.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, developers are ruining a beautiful area, filed with vacant lots and abandoned crack houses.