Video: Brightline Train Passes Through Midtown Miami Intersection In About 45 Seconds

How long are rail crossings closed in Midtown Miami to allow for Brightline trains to pass through?

Around 45 seconds, by our count, when the train passed through on a night earlier this month. That’s less than most red lights.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Jesus,45 seconds. That’s nothing. Can Miami just be civilized, wait the 45 seconds and enjoy some of the great benefits of city life without crashing into it every week?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly.. some people are going to come on here and say “that’s too slow.” They want to see a train traveling at least 150mph or it’s not worth their time.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sorry, but it is too slow. It’s not the speed of the train, it goes by in 10 seconds, certainly fast enough. It’s the amount of time time the arms down before and after the train goes by. They could easily and safely shave off 10 seconds before and after, cutting down the traffic clogging to 25 seconds

Anonymous
3 years ago

Cars (or cyclists/pedestrians) are hit too frequently. My trip to WP two weeks ago got delayed 20 minutes because a truck played chicken with a train. Reducing the time probably isn’t safe until drivers here realize trains can’t drive around them if they are on the tracks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

OK, let’s just halt progress for the sake of idiots

Anonymous
3 years ago

The train had to wait 20 minutes and delayed you because someone was killed. That is horrible to have been in your shoes.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I recently saw the brightline train go by waiting at the light exiting the Costco in North Miami and I was shocked how fast the guards came down, train passed, and the guards were up again… seemed like a flash!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Someone check my math, but there have been over a dozen deaths by Brightline (including those doing the test runs/Including Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade) and multiple other accidents.

This is a government subsidized transit that is making a profit for a for-profit company.

They need to be held accountable and pay for safety improvements in major intersections and urban cores. Run underneath tracks or overhead like the the rail over Ockechobee in Hialeah.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Every video they show of accidents or deaths with these Brightline trains illustrates that it’s purely these ignorant dummies fault for ignoring train warnings.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wrong! This is not a government subsidized transit. This is a private enterprise. This point has been emphasized throughout its construction, yet some anti train folks refuse to accept that point… It really is simple. Don’t stop on the tracks, don’t try to out run the train and don’t go around the lowered arms when they’re down. The accidents are caused by drivers refusing to follow simple guidelines.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s really simple. Miami needs to learn to drive and cross streets. Lo, are you holding your breath for that?

Anonymous
3 years ago

More babies are conceived on Brightline than drivers/pedestrians it kills, so it’s a net plus

Miami Fan
3 years ago

Ever been to Japan? Millions of people with trains underground and above ground. Somehow they are aware of their surroundings. I saw a train go right through a neighborhood and everyone stopped for the train.

At what point does “enough” become enough? In Miami we would build a barricade WALL so residents walking don’t get hit. As if the person walking isn’t aware of the arm gates coming down. A train can potentially kill you and we should all know that. Lets stop blaming cities and start holding ourselves accountable.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, becasue there are no walls orbarracades separating highways or the turnpieks from public access in this country!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

No accountability for for-profit developers. Accountability is for public enterprises. This is South Florida, a banana republic through and through. Get it!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Somebody check my math, but how many deaths were there on I-95 since Brightline started operations.

This (I-95, US1, Turnpike, etc.) is a government subsidized transit making a profit for for-profit trucking, busing, ride-share, vans, taxis, business people, etc.

peej
3 years ago

This should be directed at all of the Treasure Coast naysayers–45 seconds is shorter than most red lights!

Now if only those counties had something to stop for…

Reality
3 years ago

Was it my imagination or was that train empty – no passengers?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Most are empty. Brightine is trying hard to fill them with kids ride free and other promos.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They have no ridership whatsoever.

Anonymous
3 years ago

People people people.. the Orlando leg of the trip is NOT READY YET!!!

Shheesshhh… some people in Miami are slower than Sloths.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They have to make more attractive to travel in trains , too slaw , too expensive , not to many stations …….

Anonymous
3 years ago

I wonder what is going through the mind of that guy in the bicycle with the olive green muscle shirt.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Is it worth it is it worth it?.. naahhh, I’ll just wait till it passes….”

Anonymous
3 years ago

its even faster further north. I work in sunny isles and I go west on 163rd every afternoon. I catch the train half the time but It goes by so fast. The whole thing only took what seemed like 30 seconds.

Anonymous
3 years ago

too fast. there’s bound to be a car stuck in traffic getting slammed by a train.

Anonymous
3 years ago

then thats natures way of thinning the herd of idiots….its pretty simple to stop at crossings and wait the lousy 45 seconds

Anonymous
3 years ago

Honestly, FEC(I) should be allowed to sue from the stupidity of those idiots.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why would that be? If drivers follow the rules? The problem is not the train, it’s the driver’s refusal to follow simple rules.

Anonymous
3 years ago

45 seconds of empty train passing 155 at grade crossings blasting 5 screech horns each next to nursing homes, pre-schools, hospitals, legal offices, sleeping airline pilots. Empty trains to benefit the rich developer.

peej
3 years ago

pretty sure it took you longer than 45 seconds to type out this worthless comment…

Anonymous
3 years ago

How does it feel to be a jagoff? Please comment below. Try to be polite about it.