Brightline To Break Ground On Aventura & Boca Stations This Quarter, Disney Station Now In Planning

Construction will begin within the next two months on two new Brightline stations in Aventura & Boca Raton.

Both stations are on track to break ground in the first quarter of 2020, the company told investors last week. They will be open by the end

A third new station at PortMiami is expected to be finalized this quarter as well, although it is a bit further behind and construction won’t start in the first quarter.

Construction is already underway on an expansion to Orlando, and revenue service remains on schedule to begin in 2022.

A memorandum of understanding to build a station on the Disney property in Orlando was signed in November, and planning is underway. It is expected to open shortly after Brightline’s main station at Orlando airport opens.

Brightline continues to break ridership and passholder records each month. Total passenger count for December 2019 was 127,690, a 30% increase over December 2018.

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Disney and Orlando airport and that’s it. The point was to have a fast transit option, having a stop every 10-15 mins…that’s called trirail and Amtrak

Anonymous
1 year ago

cool. so let tri-rail on the tracks?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah… and when an accident happens because a Tri-rail train collided with a Brightline train, I wonder if you’ll be ready to open your checkbook and pitch in to pay the lawsuits?

Anonymous
1 year ago

The only “accident” that will happen is another rhesus monkey crossing while barriers are down or not at the designated crossing in the first place.

Anonymous
1 year ago

But I bet you didn’t think accidents would happen that way to, did you?

Peter Tapia
1 year ago

do you have a life?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nop

marc
1 year ago

Yeah because every train being run will stop at every station. Ever heard of bypasses, triple and quadruple tracking look it up. The FEC tracks aren’t single tracked.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Im sure they’ll be express routes

Anonymous
1 year ago

I doubt all trains will stop at all stations. Some will skip.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Tri-Rail should learn how to plan and build stations so quickly. What is going on with the Midtown or Wynwood station?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Allow for gambling in first class and tax it.
The ridership numbers change, the train profitability, and the taxes can be used to promote more mass transit. People can play craps from Miami to Orlando.

Rem
1 year ago

Is anyone going to take this to get to the Orlando airport? I don’t see many taking it until the Disney station opens.

Azarius
1 year ago

It would link them to sunrail which runs partially through central FL…it’ll take them from MCO to downtown Orlando

Anonymous
1 year ago

I doubt they had ~4,200 passengers a day in December…. Someone audit those numbers.

Anonymous
1 year ago

4,119 noob

Anonymous
1 year ago

You would be surprised. I take it regularly from WPB to Miami and back, the trains are packed during the rush hour times. I would guess +75% on average during the morning and after noon rush. Plus they were doing the polor express stuff in December for the kids.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m in little river and see very few people through the windows as the trains pass.

with 17 round trips tomorrow (34 trains) .. Still doubt they average 121 passengers each.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I trust my first hand experience and these numbers much more then your anecdotal extrapolation of heads you see in the windows of trains that occasionally pass by you.

Anonymous
1 year ago

He even sees them when he’s snoozing to.

Anonymous
1 year ago

They are all dead people.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Numbers have been consistently rising. Give it some time. These two stations plus completion of Orlando leg will significantly add to demand
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Anonymous
1 year ago

Nah.. to some of these people, an incomplete rail line better have packed trains cars the first day it’s in service or it’s a complete failure.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Dude says he doubt the report on the number of riders on this train in December but wants somebody to refute that number by doing a report that he’ll believe.

Dude, if you don’t believe the report in the article, then stop being lazy and do your own investigating.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There are 34 trains per day with 240 seats.
4119 passengers per day / (34*240)
= 50.5% of capacity. Seems possible.

Also as a company that issues bonds, they would be subject to fraud charges for publishing false figures.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I been on it coming back from visiting WPB and they’re totally full even in primary seating.

Anonymous
1 year ago

… but, but, is every train car so full to point where they hire people to shove riders on the train like they do in China? If they don’t, then this is a complete failure!

I know that statement is sarcastic but Geez a lot of people in Miami need to get a clue.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Lol, only then will the train be a success /s