Brightline Says Service To Miami Begins Within Weeks

Brightline service to Miami is now just weeks away, the company says.

Trains recently pulled into MiamiCentral station, elevated 50 feet above ground, for the first time. Test runs of trains into the Miami station are set to continue this week, Brightline told the Sun Sentinel.

Revenue service will begin within weeks, Brightline representatives told the Palm Beach Post. An exact date wasn’t announced, but testing on the Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach route took five weeks.

Tickets from Miami to Fort Lauderdale will start at $10 for Smart service and $15 for Select service.

Brightline also announced the addition a Friday night train from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach due to high demand.

 

(photo: brightline)

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Git er done
2 years ago

I want to see this happen asap as much as anyone, but as I took the metromover by the station yesterday it still looks like there’s plenty of work to be done. Based on their history of blowing through one deadline after the next, I’ll believe it when I see it…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Get ready for a lot of people to begin complaining about the east-west traffic buildup caused by the trains running 16 times a day.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Cant’ wait to see 36th Street near midtown.

Anonymous
2 years ago

On the elevated highways?

RustyTRUMPet
2 years ago

What are you smoking?

Anonymous
2 years ago

And?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can’t wait to see 36th street between midtown and biscayne.
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Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah, there should be a big amount in uptick of people in the area.

Anonymous
2 years ago

When it comes to progress people (especially miserable suburban SUV drivers) will always complain. They hate seeing Miami turning into a modern and vibrant live/work urban center freed from the archaic Walmart-TGI shopping plazas.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What a strange rant.
People who drive SUVs complain?
Necessarily?
I live in the most dense neighborhood south of Manhattan, love the Brightine, and enjoyed the ride. I love my SUV too. I pay for it, I pay for my train ticket, and couldn’t be more happy that private industry has completed the Brightline.

As for the kooks that want me to pay for their Baylink, expensive trains to low density destinations, or their other demands, I’m not so happy about that.

“I’m not your *****, ******! Buy your own damn fries!”

Anonymous
2 years ago

You need to spend some time in North Miami/Aventura to understand where he’s coming from. I’ve seen people flipping their Yukon’s to try and cross a 4 lane highway so they can get ti Chillis

Anonymous
2 years ago

You said it: “I live in the most dense neighborhood south of Manhattan”
Down here, we have to deal with millions of people with the strongest Suburban mentality you can even image, they live in gated neighborhoods with a least one SUV per household. They fight public transportation because they consider it to be “dangerous”, they banned anything over 35 feet to be built in some areas of Biscayne Boulevard and they oppose the redevelopment around the Metrorail stations because big buildings affect their quality of life, etc.

BDub
2 years ago

It may not be so bad. Train sets are just two engines and four cars, so Gates will not be down for long.
CoastalLink, if it ever happens, would add many more trains.
No perfect solution.

Anonymous
2 years ago

coastal link will be very useful to those who live/work/play in miami. can’t wait.

Anonymous
2 years ago

its shorter than any redlight, tell them to grow up

Anonymous
2 years ago

Except that the signaling systems are antiquated. In many cases, it will disrupt the red light timing for the surrounding intersections and it’s good- in other cases, it all just piles up. Nobody owns the responsibility for clear traffic flow before/after the cars pass.

It could mean that you get a tripple-red light if the train comes just as the light is about to change.

Anyone who’s lived in hollywood, and had to cross the tracks at I95 knows how badly traffic gets messed up when an amtrack comes through, or how the gates open/close mysteriously 4-5 times while a train is sitting in the station, blocking every green eastbound.

In my current neighborhood there are signs up at the major crossings warning of more frequent and faster trains coming through. Can’t be any worse than the freight trains since they at least move quickly.

RustyTRUMPet
2 years ago

Hollywood Blvd?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I just saw one cross 79th Street…. it takes about 2 1/2 minutes max.
Whiners will whine, but it is going to be a tremendous addition tho or community.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Then they should complain to the incompetent bureaucrats who manage traffic. Yes, the same bureaucrats who spend > half a billion dollars to make 826/836 worse.

Chuck frequent visitor from Dallas
2 years ago

Very excited about travel from Ft lauderdale and avoiding I95. I’ve been wanting to visit Miami for a long time but hate the drive and parking hassle

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very cool train service.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great picture. Love the vibrant colors. Now that says Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So over hearing about this everyday, when its open then post something. jesus

Anonymous
2 years ago

Does anyone know the status of the Tri-Rail coastal link? Has it been approved? In the works? Delayed?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its been taken over by Brightline

Anonymous
2 years ago

Will be great to go Ft Laud or WPB as you are right downtown in both…just $1 for bus to beach or maybe bike over.

Max Outlet
2 years ago

Simply too expensive, but I’m sure parking near the train station will be free, especially in Miami or will anybody arrive there by bike? Training to Orlando from Miami isn’t even faster then going by car. How many ignorant people will get hurt stopping on the tracks and then explaining they didn’t know the train would arrive so fast and doesn’t stop.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can’t wait to see 36th street between midtown and biscayne.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stay Home (in Kendall)