MiamiCentral Construction Update: Parliament Coffee Nearly Complete

Brightline has provided an update on construction activity to bond investors, dated July 20.

At MiamiCentral’s first phase (including the already open station), Joe & the Juice is now complete. Build out of a Parliament Coffee space is now 85% complete.

The second phase of MiamiCentral also continues to make progress:

  • A permanent chiller is now fully installed and nearly operational – pending FPL completion
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in installation is continuing
  • On-going framing is being installed in Block A
  • Precast V’s complete
  • Close out of curtain wall on south side of Block A
  • On-going framing being installed in Block A
  • Terrazzo flooring being Poured
  • Light fixtures being installed

On the actual rail line, a small amount of construction is also finishing up, with the focus being on completing Positive Train Control (needed for Tri-Rail). The start of field pre-testing for PTC from Miami to Overtown will begin this month.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Gotta love private development incentive. Testing to begin this month? Would have been a year if this were a public project

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tri-Rail service still won’t happen until the end of 2019, because PTC won’t be ready. Has nothing to do with SFRTA dragging their feet. The funding is there and the connection has already been made.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And you know that how?

marc
2 years ago

There are several media outlets that have stated why Tri Rail takes longer.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tri-rail propositioned this project for a connection to downtown Miami. Tri-rail wasn’t part of Brightline’s outlook in the beginning. This is a partnership between public and private entities. Saying that things would’ve moved faster if it was all public is a moot and unsubstantiated comparison.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I meant – “if it was all private is moot”

Anonymous
2 years ago

Read SFRTA’s board meetings. They’re very clear as to when MiamiCentral can start service, and how it connects to the timeline of PTC being installed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

If it was public, the platforms would be too short for the trains, and be vacant for at least five years.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Precisely.

Marc306
2 years ago

Need to say that I am a HUGE fan of Brightline and what it can do for South Florida but rode it this weekend…$40 round trip per person (went with my fiance) to West Palm Beach + parking + Uber for when we got off. $80 + $6 + $24 (two $12 Ubers) = $110… Not exactly competitive pricing for running up to a party in West Palm Beach for a few hours… Fingers still crossed but one more price hike and this thing could be in trouble…

Anonymous
2 years ago

You mean, no one at the party could pick you up and drop you off at the train station?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Could be in trouble? You are very kind. Brightline gross revenue for last quarter was $660k.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah man, they’re in trouble after only about a month and a half to two months of operation.

Some people who comment on this board are pure geniuses.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I feel it is competitive pricing for the alternative solution of uber . Did you do a cost comparison to uber?

Anonymous
2 years ago

When will the Coastal Link start?

A. Nonymous
2 years ago

The stations need to be built.
One strategy would be to start with temporary platforms. That would get the service going faster, and ridership levels could be evaluated and locations adjusted before building permanent stations.
If TriRail calls me I will suggest that.

Midside Groveside
2 years ago

Anyone know a list of candidates and/or officials who are in favor of expanding public transportation or allocating tax dollars to the increase and addition of new public transportation options, stops, etc, etc. Primary Election is 8/28 and I can’t find a list of the candidates and who supports what. Thanks,

Anonymous
2 years ago

“A small amount of construction is also finishing up,” yet it’ll take another six months (at least) for Tri-Rail to run.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tri-rail has to set up their locomotives for the FEC’s PTC system before they’ll be allowed to run on their rails.

Anonymous
2 years ago

On the question of who is dragging their feet here (BL or Trirail).

I think no one in these comments really knows for sure. But wisdom and history would suggest we give benefit of the doubt to private industry… and NOT to public entites! I’m going to say its Tri-rail, until I have PROOF that its not.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What are you talking about? Brightline is in service from Miami to West Palm Beach. Tri-Rail is still and has always been in service. The link between Tri-Rail and downtown Miami is new and it took a minute to get approved and public funding for it.

I wish people would stop trying to compare the two entities!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I know…MF’ers on here apparently have never seen private enterprises F-ing up on a daily basis. They are so fake on here. Not sure exactly where they come from or who they are trying to fool.

Anonymous
2 years ago

If you watch the Miami-Dade county meetings, you will see that it is the Brightline executives (owning the right of way) that have stopped Coastal Link from starting, until they (Brightline) decide whether or not they want to run the Coastal Link. This is very readily available information.