It could be a matter of weeks before Brightline trains begin regularly rolling through one of Miami’s most traffic-clogged intersections.
Cargo trains already use the tracks, but rarely operate.
Eventually, the same tracks could also be used for the Northeast Line (as part of the Smart Plan), as well as the Tri-Rail Coastal Link service.
Double tracking was recently completed to allow for Brightline service:
Cars are regularly stopped on the tracks due to heavy traffic congestion:
A sign says that pedestrians are prohibited. Brightline’s parent company owns the right-of-way and arrests pedestrians for trespassing in some areas:
Further south, there are up to four tracks ahead of the ascent into MiamiCentral: