Trains will run between MiamiCentral in downtown Miami to Aventura.
According to a Brightline investor presentation from January, seven likely stations have been identified:
MiamiCentral (an existing intercity station)
Wynwood 27th Street,
Design District 40th Street
El Portal 79th Street
North Miami 123rd Street
FIU Biscayne 151st Street
Aventura 196th Street (also a future intercity station)
Total cost for the project is estimated at $345 million, including rail infrastructure improvements needed for the service, stations, Park-and-Ride facilities, rolling stock, and a maintenance facility.
Operations and Maintenance costs are estimated at $16 million annually. In addition, there will be an unspecified fee to access the FEC tracks.
The county expects to get 50% of funding from the federal government. Miami-Dade will fund 25% from the private sector, People’s Transportation Plan Smart Plan allocation, and other funds. An additional 25% is expected to be provided by FDOT.
With the selection of commuter rail for the Northeast Corridor, five of six Smart Plan corridors now have a preferred mode selected. Only the Kendall Corridor is missing a preferred mode.