Opening Weekend For Brightline: Almost All Seats Sold Out

Brightline is starting service to Miami for the first time this weekend, and almost every seat is sold out.

As of 6 a.m. this morning, the only tickets remaining to and from Miami on both Saturday and Sunday were for for the first and last trains of the day, in smart class.

On both Saturday and Sunday, six of eight trains have been sold out entirely in both directions. Each train has about 240 seats, so around 3,000 seats have been reserved.

You don’t need a ticket to check out MiamiCentral. The new transit hub will be open to the public at 11 a.m on Saturday and Sunday. Events will include including O, Miami poetry wall, arcade games, Tropical Fluff, food available for purchase from Salty Donut, raffle and giveaways from ESPN and MSC Cruises, a Florida Power and Light Company photobooth and more.

The full schedule for the Welcome to the 305 Celebration at MiamiCentral:

Saturday, May 19

9:15-10 a.m.: Mindful Meditation with Modern OM- this event is complimentary, and space is limited

10:15-11 a.m.: Sons of Mystro performance – this event is complimentary

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Music spun by DJ Pirate Stereo – this event is for Saturday ticketed guests only

1-4 p.m.: Y100 Miami live broadcast with DJ Frankie P – this event is for Saturday ticketed guests only

2-4 p.m.: Special guest appearances by Miami HEAT Player Udonis Haslem and DJ Irie – this event is for Saturday ticketed guests only

The HEAT dancers will also be in the station for photo opportunities

4:30-8 p.m.: Music spun by DJ Dza – this event is for Saturday ticketed guests onl

Sunday, May 20

9:15-10 a.m.: Symphony yoga with SOL YOGA Florida – this event is complimentary, and space is limited

10:15-11 a.m.: Sons of Mystro performance – this event is complimentary

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Music spun by DJ June-ILL – this event is for Sunday ticketed guests only

1-4 p.m.: Y100 Miami live broadcast with DJ Frankie P – this event is for Sunday ticketed guests only

4:30-6:30 p.m.: TIMBALIVE performance – this event is for Sunday ticketed guests only

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Miami should extend Metro mover to Wynwood area, Miami Beach.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why not MetroRAIL? Oh yeah, you want Metromover because it’s free. Please…

Anonymous
2 years ago

A 2.2 mile Metrorail expansion would cost over $1 billion while a 2.2 mile Metromover expansion would cost about $250 million. A Metrorail expansion would probably only justify a single stop at Midtown while a Metromover expansion would have multiple stops at Pace Park, Wynwood, Midtown, and the Design District. For my money, a $250 million expansion of Tri-Rail would be way more valuable than either the Metrorail or Metromover.

Anonymous
2 years ago

True, and the only justification for more transit between the FEC and Biscayne Bay is if it loops into Miami Beach, which a streetcar would be the best option for, except a vocal minority kills any proposal. With that, lines/loops west into Liberty City, Allapattah, and Little Havana would be a more ambitious, but likely scenario.

Anonymous
2 years ago

sounds like a big party

Anonymous
2 years ago

Although I do not have the need to take Brightline (I live, work, and play in Brickell). I am super happy this project was completed to fast. I will definitely go this weekend and check it out for myself. You right, it definitely sounds like a big party.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe they can clean up all the trash on the nearby lots? There is tons of just waste everywhere.

Also, are they going to replace the brick sidewalk they ripped out? Seems like such a waste to replace it with concrete.

That said, I’m super excited for this project!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

the trash is a product of the homeless activity in the area. they receive food donations and they make a mess around those parcels on a daily basis. i remember that i once drove by the area after a night concert at the AAA and you could see dozens of rats running around wild through all the trash…such a bad impression

Feuza
2 years ago

sad it’s sold out

Horns suck
2 years ago

I saw several trains todays June 3rd. They looked empty.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I wonder which company will get built to Orlando first, Brightline or Hyperloop?

Anonymous
2 years ago

An SUV filled with a picture-perfect suburban family

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol…disagree but too funny not to like.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Brightline station in Orlando is actually being built and the rail is already there. Hyperloop has to build everything from nothing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Are they building Tampa and Jacksonville in the future ? Maybe Fort Myers too

suomynona
2 years ago

Tampa and Jacksonville have been mentioned in articles, yes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Elon, first fix Tesla, then bother with Hyperloop and Mars )

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nothing wrong with Tesla that can’t be fixed. Mainstream manufacturers are the problem. They can’t compete so they spread bad publicity. They are pissed because Tesla refuses to sell from franchised dealerships. Strictly company stores. Maybe you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, but they certainly can. Examples: self-contained powergrids, their own giga factory, complete solar roofs for homes, the best American automobiles and no European,Japanese or Chinese competition, Tesla battery chargers throughout the US and almost all of Europe, Space X. Do you need any more?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes! More taxpayer subsidies please!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah homes we do…like recharges that don’t take hours and cars that don’t cost $80K would be a big start.

suomynona
2 years ago

Lame Tesla/Musk hater who is incapable of critical thinking/thinking for themselves.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The rail from the coast to Orlando multi-modal is a work in progress.

It is possible, even likely, that brightline will not be able to meet demand ultimately. Hyperloop will be able to help with market demand. Especially the Miami to Orlando market.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The rail is NOT there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ass backwards. The coastal link would reduce traffic on the east corridor. Brightline inter-city is a developer’s wet dream money maker. Will not impact congestion. If anything it’ll make it worse. That said, people will enjoy riding Brighline, just not in any numbers that’ll affect our congested streets. Your opinion (especially if you’re a paid Brightline shill) may differ.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stupid anti-train statement.

Anonymous
2 years ago

stupid choo-choo dreamer. There’s a good reason why generations ago people moved away from public transport and into private transport. It’s now so many generations removed some fools don’t realize why it was done before, they just think that the old crap they uncovered like train transport is something new and shiny (it is to them).

Anonymous
2 years ago

Train travel is a vital part of the rest of the developed world. You should maybe educate yourself on why it was dismantled in the US

Anonymous
2 years ago

You are right, We have to protect our families from the socialists, the animals and the predators who promote public transportation because they aren’t allowed to buy cars.
Jim Crow.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Good points…but it seemed like Coastal Link was never going to happen..this should give it a boost, and Brightline can add trains if the demand grows so it will have an actual impact. It’s an experiment, let’s see what happens.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Long Live to the American Dream.
Seven Cars per Household and a Gallon of Cheap Wine (a day).