Six Broward Train Stations (Including FLL Airport) Planned For Commuter Rail Service On Brightline Tracks

FDOT and Broward have narrowed down the list of potential station locations for a new commuter rail service planned on the Brightline tracks, according to a presentation set to be released later this month.

The six proposed Broward station locations are:

  • Tyler Street/Taylor Street in Hollywood
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (a Brightline intercity station is also planned here)
  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale (at an existing Brightline station)
  • NE 34th St/ NE 38th St in Oakland Park (near the Funky Buddha brewery)
  • MLK-Hammondville Rd/ NE 6th Street in Pompano Beach
  • SW-2nd Street/Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach

A total of nine potential station locations were evaluated before FDOT and Broward narrowed the list.

The proposal moved to the Project Design & Engineering phase in January 2021, after being in the planning phase for almost a decade.

As part of the PD&E phase, a series of public meeting will be held, with the first planned on August 30.

The PD&E phase is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2022, when the station locations will be finalized.

Financing is expected to come from the federal government, state and the county.

The commuter rail line is expected to begin at MiamiCentral with stops along the way including Wynwood and Aventura. Miami-Dade is studying and financing their stations separately.

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Anonymous
1 month ago

“Over 16 years of station planning has occurred in the corridor”…… Can’t wait to see what the next 16 years bring. Probably more planning.

JOBY
1 month ago

I was thinking the same thing – over a decade in the planning stage and still no locations finalized.
Now we move to the design and engineering stage. I doubt that phase will be completed by 2nd quarter 2022. More money gets spent on planning and engineering than the actual construction.
By the time they get done, the flying Uber taxis will be out and this passenger train technology will be obsolete.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why are you guys surprised at the length of planning? It takes the FAA almost a year to review plans for a new tower in downtown Miami so I’m not shocked. The South Florida area is known for dragging it’s feet.

Anonymous
1 month ago

One year ain’t 16 years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I understand, but that’s not the point I was making. I’m talking about how long it takes to do just the simplest of things in South Florida.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sorry, if I offend anyone, but it is the rich spoiled brats that cause these projects to drag so long. They say no, then force so many changes. Oh yea, the neighborhood associations are included in this category too. They all waste tax payers money with no regards for the community. Instead of looking at the positive, they are only concerned with their own agendas. This part of South Florida always results in subpar developments and prolonged construction.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you think trains take a long time to get done, I wouldn’t hold your breath about flying uber taxis. The Jetsons premiered in 1962…

Anonymous
1 month ago

These troglodytes support Teslas in tunnels as an alternative to real transit, I’m sure they’ll happily believe that the predictions on flying cars are right *this* time.

Jetsons
1 month ago

The technology already proved itself in the military. Joby, backed by Toyota and Uber just went public. They anticipate FAA approval by 2024 according to the CEO.

Anonymous
1 month ago

#NoLeadershipInMiami #BananaRepublicMiami

Anonymous
1 month ago

South Florida is a region , and many jobs/commuters travel to/from Miami Dade/Broward. Why are the two areas not operating under the same proposed commuter rail? Why isn’t Tri Rail doing this?

These are rhetorical questions, as we know the answer. The end result is a less useful system and a system that will not achieve its goal: mobility options for people and .. reducing the number of (or growth of ) cars/drivers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will be Trirail. Birghtline will be only at the main stations.

Azarius
1 month ago

Brightline and FDOT are financing it for Tri Rail to operate

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why not have Tri-Rail also operate the commuter rail into downtown Miami as part of a single, useful line for commuters?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It says it will literally in the article. “The commuter line is expected to begin at Miami Central”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown Miami Central Station will host every other Tri-Rail train (rather than all terminating at the MIA airport) and with greater frequency starting Summer 2022 along with Brightline and the new Northeast Corridor/Coastal line when complete. Not to mention connections to the Metro-Mover, Metro rail, buses…etc. There’s also an extension of the current Tri-rail line further north in discussion. To accommodate the extra train traffic part of the FEC main line will get an addition track or two. The exact details are being worked out with Brightline and the FEC.

When it’s all complete, Miami Central will see an inbound or outbound train about every 10 minutes, maybe more frequent during rush hour (not counting Metro rail). It’s going to be a very busy transportation hub.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ve always felt like Broward and Dude should be combined or at least the south half of Broward. Give the top portion to West palm beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dude, do you live in Dude County?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah Dude, I live in Dude County….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Leave me alone Dude county residents. It was a typo lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Okay Dude…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Broward was actually created from a north slice of Dade and south slice of Palm Beach counties in 1915.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Figures, banana republic politics and can’t run an election.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Move back to NY

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ …. and take Trump with you!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think that is beyond hilarious that you literally suggested the exact opposite of what actually happened with the creation of Broward LMAO

Anonymous
1 month ago

Broward has the worst population for new developments. This county has been planning a light rail train of its own for almost 12 years. Bright line was event created off of the existing FEC line. They did nothing new but added a few tracks and stations.

On the other hand, Dade county made its own light rail system in the 1980s. Yet, Broward still cant figure this out over 40 years after Dade County 😡. Broward get off your lazy tails and do something to modernize this area. Also, adding a million parks with expensive trees is a waste of money and is just an illusion that does very little for the community to add money in their pockets like improved transportation will do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Parks with trees aren’t a waste of money to those that use and pay for them. And Metrorail has hardly been a model for success.

Anonymous
1 month ago

All the Dade Nimbys moved to Broward and created Nimby pinkies up county. It’s not that easy

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metrorail is actually heavy rail! But since everyone who has moved here since that opened thinks mass transit is communism they haven’t done a single thing since.

Anonymous
1 month ago

16 years of planning to find out the FLL airport could use more transit to sustain its growth!
My 10 year old could have told them that for free.

Anonymous
1 month ago

16 years after

Anonymous
1 month ago

#NoLeadershipInMiami #BananaRepublicMiami

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you think the Miami area is bad, Tampa Bay is is 1000 times worse.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Need to see more plans regarding the plan, not to mention more meeting about the meeting and plans.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They’re “planning” to do that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

…and sadly the plans won’t be right and defective from a planning perspective.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Need to have a station within the airport thus eliminating another connection needed to be made.

Marc
1 month ago

It will be. The tracks literally run alongside Concourse A and the parking garages. THIS will be a real airport station, unlike the current Tri-Rail stop on Griffin.

Anonymous
1 month ago

finally

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bro they need to finish the central Broward transit study I’ve been advocating it for a decade and brightline is now distracting unnecessarily considering scratchTRI RAIL COASTAL was exactly that so wtf Broward

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bro..lmao

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is the SFRTA running it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s hope not. They can barely run the system they have now.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Reagan Approach: significantly underfund an agency, then use their underperformance as an excuse to privatize it. The rich get richer while Americans get dumber!

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Democrap Approach: throw money at dem programz and watch it disappear with no results. The union mafia leaders and career politicians get richer and ask for more money.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you mean Conrail, that turned out a lot better than Amtrak.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The rich get richer while Americans get better service from private companies…. Instead of getting service from an underperforming and costly government agency 😛!
After Jimmy came Ronald And the economic growth was impressive.. Hope after Joe we’ll get Ron !! 🥰

Anonymous
1 month ago

And when shit hit the fan with the economy in 2007 and police stations around the country were shutting down and laying off cops, Obama came through to save them while Republican politicians didn’t care one bit about their dilemma while shamelessly posing for pictures with the checks the Obama administration gave to keep police precincts open.

If anyone think I’m lying, do some research and find out yourself.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Those are the same people that want to Defund the Police ? 👮‍♀️

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Nah, people who say defund the police are people who get tired of seeing them kill unarmed people for no reason at all… okay Trump Storm Trooper?

Anonymous
1 month ago

What about the unarmed people not killed by police but by their own people ? Like Chicago ? That’s doesn’t count on your rhetoric or to BLM …

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Heh heh.. there goes the “Chicago” and “BLM” cards hidden in the back pocket.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Obama is the savior, the Messiah!! …. That’s why his 14 millions dollars house on the shore is not going to be covered by water when global warming increases the sea levels 😝

Anonymous
1 month ago

“That’s why his 14 “millions” dollars house?”

Okay Neanderthal…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yea Comrade. Let’s fund more the government agencies so that they can keep doing studies on top of studies and get nothing done. You bring the average IQ of all the bloggers down.

Anonymous
1 month ago

TBD, I think Brightline is open to letting them run it or will let Dade and Broward (maybe eventually Palm Beach too?) pay them to operate it themselves

Anonymous
1 month ago

Let’s hope Brightline is able to keep up its part of the deal. It’s a private company with billions in debt, lofty ridership projects, and no hope of turning a profit for the next few years. The planning delays don’t help. As it is, the company is a revolving door of executives.

Anonymous
1 month ago

JUST BUILD THE DAMN THING ALREADY! How the firm that threw up the Astin Martin building in no record time!

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Wtf?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Best news fll station. I like to know how they will connect the station with airport. People mover? Walkway?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now we just need to focus almost all future development along these and other stations to create 15 minute cities or urban villages connected to transit

John
1 month ago

I live in Palm Beach county the transit system and traffic suck. They keep approving new homes out in the middle of nowhere Westlake Avinair no plans on how to get people around. I have proposed they build a Toll way from I 95 in Northern Martin County that would head west through the Belle glade area to US 27 straight to I 75 along US 27 they could Run Railroad connection to West Dade.
That would take a lot of truck traffic and rail traffic off Fec and csx Trax I think that would help a lot for long hauls. Also the county needs the Florida turnpike widened to at least 5 lanes in each direction. And Southern bvld needs to be turned into a real high way right now it has urban interchange it needs to be fixed. Every time I go to Orlando they are building new highways that seem crazy but In South Florida We need real solutions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need Tri-rail to go west to SW 137th at least

Gerald E Majercik
1 month ago

Will there be Brightline service available using existing FEC railroads. Running from Miami to Jacksonville. Soon.

Anonymous
15 days ago

It’s probably 10+ years out. Orlando, then Tampa are the priority right now. Jacksonville (JTA) will need to build their new Regional Transportation Center and train station which will probably be shared with Brightline, Amtrak and possibly something local. You’d think Brightline would offer some limited 79 mph service to Jax in the interim like 1 or 2 roundtrips per day. This shouldn’t require track upgrades. I’d also speculate they might steal some passengers from Amtrak who’d prefer to get off in Jax and take Brightline the rest of the way to Orlando, Tampa and Miami. A Jax train to/from WPB, Miami and a second to/from Orlando-Tampa could fit in to provide an extra peak time train between those locales.

Anonymous
1 month ago

colorful hoods

Anonymous
1 month ago

One thing of many things I like about China. More high speed rail than all other countries combined. No red tape….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tri-Rail should run the commuter service, while Brightline can run their premium/orlando/cruise port service. It makes too much sense, so of course it probably won’t happen lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

While America is debating, dragging it’s feet, India is building 25 city metros with 250 kilo meters of Metro in each city, electrified 95% of their vast trail network (America only electrified 1% of it’s network), and building 37 kilo meters of highways every single day (will be increasing to 42km/day by next year). I think the days of American superiority in infrastructure is a thing of the past. We are simply living off the hard work of our great grand parents which is about to crumble soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

India has over one billion people sooo…

Anonymous
1 month ago

America sucks ass with money dude look at India’s GDP and military budget compared to ours. We are funding 12 aircraft carriers with no one to bomb while Biden is getting taliban up his butt because he’s bending over for them

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trump kissed the leader of the Taliban’s hand and told them he would have all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021. Geezzz, do you Republidums know anything?

Florida Man
1 month ago

This will be great. Can’t wait to have the traffic stopped across every east/west road in Fort Lauderdale 24 times in 12 hours. It’ll also take care of our homeless issue. I typically gets one or two a month. Not mention it crosses the new river which stops boat traffic for roughly 2 1/2 hrs a day. Fun.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“This will be great. Can’t wait to have the traffic stopped across every east/west road in Fort Lauderdale 24 times in 12 hours”

Wow!.. you sure must do a lot of around the clock driving everywhere in Fort Lauderdale?

Anonymous
1 month ago

maybe you should go north/south now instead of east/west from now on..

Anonymous
1 month ago

The original Brightline tracks – 1 in each direction – we’re for express trains with just a few stops between Miami and WPB. Now those same tracks are going to handle express and local trains? More than just the original 16 trains per day that Florida East Coast said would operate? So there will be many more grade crossing incidents than originally sold to residents along the Brightline tracks? Yes?
Who the hell planned this eff-up?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s as if they’re a railroad company and you’re just a TNM commenter

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe it’ll come close to people in cars killing each other.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The next Broward

Anonymous
1 month ago

^The Next Stupid Comment

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not enough demand for some of those stops, they will end up as some empty trirail stations

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have to start somewhere

Connor
1 month ago

yup, better to have it done and ready to go than wait for demand to exceed current tri-rail system and scramble to build a system fast.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It looks like one stop is near 5 points and Wilton Manors. This gay boy approves. 🙂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wish it was even closer!

Anonymous
1 month ago

“This gay boy approves”

Nobody wants to know your sexual proclivities.

Marc
1 month ago

The Hollywood stop should do well. It’s adjacent to their awesome main street and some new dense apartment projects.