MiamiCentral Completion In 6-8 Weeks; Brightline Eyes Tampa, Jacksonville & Beyond

Brightline executives revealed new details about their plans for the speedy train service last week, at a press conference introducing the service:

  • MiamiCentral is expected to be ready for trains in 6-8 weeks
  • The company is looking at expanding rail service to Jacksonville and Tampa
  • Additional stops may be added in South Florida and the Treasure Coast
  • Brightline is also considering bringing their rail service to Atlanta-Charlotte, Houston-Dallas and Houston-Austin

Construction of the tracks to Orlando is expected to begin imminently.

Investors have been eager to buy the company’s bonds, with $2 billion in bids for the $600 million in notes sold last month – better than expected.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Took the train this weekend. Very very nice. You can see and feel that no politicians or government was involved. I wish them the best of luck.

Treasure coast didn\'t want it
3 years ago

Don’t give the cry babies the luxury of this

Darrell
3 years ago

Pleez don’t

Anonymous
3 years ago

NIMBY people can eat shit. They’re why we can’t have nice things and why most of America, economically is Mad Max while China is being lifted gracefully out of poverty by that fat faced Xi Jinping. Fuck that shit.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let them sort out and explain later on how they are going to be efficient with the travel timing when it comes to that. Then we can opinion. I would definitely love a connection to Jacksonville and beyond to other nearby States. Atlanta -Charlotte would be great from FL for starters.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Let them sort out and explain later on how they are going to be efficient with the travel timing when it comes to that. Then we can opinion.”

What kind of unintelligent gibberish is that?

Anonymous
3 years ago

If additional stops are added in South Florida and Treasure Coast, it will defeat the main purpose of Brightline, which is to save travel time.

marc
3 years ago

I would assume they would still have express lines.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Would be cool if Brightline also had a bus service with stops spread out thought these cities. That way if your taking Brightline you have stop walking distance to your neighborhood. they will take you to the station as well as each stop thought out the city like other bus routes for the city.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They may have to to make this work.

Anonymous
3 years ago

or you can take the city bus???

Anonymous
3 years ago
Anonymous
3 years ago

The Only thing I would say about the Orlando stop is I wish it would have built a station in Downtown Orlando rather than the airport. The airport is pretty far out of the way. If you take Brightline then Uber that’s a lot of money since the airport is so far out plus the fee for Brightline I can imagine is over $80 from Miami to Orlando. Either way I’m happy about the service and will definitely use it once it comes to Orlando just for the experience.

Anonymous
3 years ago

As a resident of Tampa, It will be nice to see brightline come through here and many other cities in Florida

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’d be awesome if it could go to St. Pete, too. But that doesn’t seem likely to happen given the Bay being in the way and the limited number of pre-existing rail options. Buying ROW and laying new tracks will be prohibitively more expensive there than along 528 to Orlando.

Yet Another Anonymous
3 years ago

Can’t wait to try a Craft* Beer

Anonymous
3 years ago

Its all about real estate. The train is just the key to it and will never make profits. The money is in the downtown stations with condos, offices and retail space.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes!!!

Yohan Perez
3 years ago

Why didnt they show how the economy class car looks like?

Jesus
3 years ago

I like how a private company is building this and not the government. However, I read that the top speed is something like 79 miles an hour. Why not go over 150? It would make it ideal to bring high speed rail that is present in Japan to Florida.

Jehova
3 years ago

79 because the FEC ROW is old and limiting…i would love to see 150 from west Palm to ft lauderdale and then to Miami, it would cut travel time down a lot. Maybe in the future?

Anonymous
3 years ago

yea good luck crossing the street with trains going 150 miles. there is really a crossing almost ever half a mile.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Because it’s going through (not around) the most densely populated communities in Florida?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I would expect/hope the speed is higher once it gets north of WPB.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Speeds between West Palm and Coco will be up to 110 miles per hour and speed from cocoa to Orlando will be a 125 miles an hour

Anonymous
3 years ago

Has anyone else been killed ?

Miami is the future
3 years ago

if they connect to Tampa and Jacksonville Amtrak will be killed considering how far they’ve gone in such short time with much better trains and service….this is why private enterprise beats government every time

Anonymous
3 years ago

amen to that. A ride from Miami to Tampa is ripoff through amtrak. $80 one way and takes 6hours! I’ll just take a Mega bus for a $1! hahaha

Anonymous
3 years ago

Private business…with government oversight. Don’t act like the government is the boogeyman.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Only the people that disregard the warning devices designed to keep them safe. No different than if you run traffic light and get broadsided by a car. The fault does not lie with the car that hit you. The fault is yours for just regarding what’s trying to keep you safe.

Anonymous
3 years ago

… and yes, rider in the video arrives in his car.

wake up
3 years ago

yep, good point, we should ban any one from outside of walking distance from using this train.

Anonymous
3 years ago

If you live in Flagler Village and Work in downtown WPB you don’t need to drive.That is the idea. You can see the apartment buildings in the video.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So.. you get to Orlando *Airport*. Then what?

Where is the time savings….

marc
3 years ago

It would help those that fly in to the Orlando airport coming this way.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why not just fly into Miami?

Anonymous
3 years ago

If you’re going to hit up BOTH cities on your vacation, it doesn’t make a difference which one you fly into (unless one is cheaper), because you’d still have to travel to the other via car/bus/train/plane.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Uber? Taxi? Bus? or walking lol.. But I see what your saying though, One still has to find ground transportation to get their final destination. On the flip side it beats having to drive to Orlando

Anonymous
3 years ago

Orlando could never, ever have mass transit. It’s a metropolitan area the size of a country.

aceraroja
3 years ago

It currently has as much mass transit ss Miami, so…

wake up
3 years ago

They would probably do what any one with a brain would do and go to their destination, you know, the same thing the people flying would do????

Anonymous
3 years ago

You probably have to walk because Disney and Universal REFUSE to offer transportation service from one the busiest airport in the world to their parks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Depends on the reason why your going to Orlando but either way you do what every person does that gets there by plane. Don’t act slow please!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Orlando can probably connect its commuter rail to it in time.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Aren’t there are free airport shuttles for all the theme parks and major hotels in Orlando?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You are overlooking the simple fact that millions of people fly into Orlando every year already. There are countless shuttle services already in place. Not everyone wants to rent a car.