Good News For Tri-Rail: Brightline Begins Testing Safety System On Its Tracks

Brightline trains were running again last week, and it is good news for Tri-Rail.

The reason: Brightline is testing a newly installed Positive Train Control system on its tracks – which must be tested and certified before Tri-Rail can share the rails.

Taxpayers spent a total of $70 million for Brightline to build a Tri-Rail station at MiamiCentral, but it still hasn’t opened due to the missing PTC system.

A Tri-Rail spokesperson had previously told The Next Miami that they hoped testing for the PTC system would begin in Spring.

It will take at least six months from when testing begins until the tracks are certified for Tri-Rail to run on them, the spokesperson said.

Brightline says it plans to resume its own service in late 2021.

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

My hope is once covid is in the past, all these new modes of transportation will be better utilized by the gen pop.

Anonymous
6 months ago

“Coming 2019” haha

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great news. Saw the flaggers out while bike commuting through the area.

Azarius
6 months ago

Believe they’re going to get everything certified, with a couple of the new stations on board, before operating again. I think that’s a great idea, build out then re open.

Anonymous
6 months ago

“Taxpayers spent a total of $70 million for Brightline to build a Tri-Rail station at MiamiCentral, but it still hasn’t opened due to the missing PTC system.”
this is the part that really pisses me of!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Exactly

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’ll believe it when i see it.

Anonymous
6 months ago

So service in early 2022

Anonymous
6 months ago

If it were a govt entity that took this long or be so allergic to action and efficiency (as Brightline has been) the boys on here would be going nuts about how bad government in general is. It’s only govt who can perform poorly in their eyes…when it is their gods (aka corporations), they become mute. So pathetic.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Brightline isn’t requiring a PTC system because trains keep hitting weeds of the gene pool crossing tracks at unauthorized locations.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Look, I’m IMPATIENT!!!

That Guyyy (with 3 y’s)
5 months ago

I love it when people pull make believe points/situations/problems out there ass to sound righteous and make a dumbass point.

Anonymous
6 months ago

So I guess 3 or 4 more years for Trirail.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I don’t trust that this TriRail link will be built. The promises have all been broken too many times