Virgin Trains (Brightline) Still Considering Stations At FLL Airport & Hollywood

Virgin Trains (formerly Brightline) has named three locations as priorities for its next stations, but others are also being studied.

Boca Raton, PortMiami and Aventura are the “top priorities” for the company, a spokesperson told the Sun Sentinel.

Those stations could open in 2020.

Stations at Fort Lauderdale Airport and the city of Hollywood are also now being studied by the company, according to city and economic development officials cited by the paper.

In Boca, the company wants to build a residential project on city land, and for the city to pay for a parking garage. Boca Magazine estimates the package being asked for by the company could be worth at least $35 million.

Brightline passed 1 million riders in June, about a year after opening its Miami station.

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marc

Airport stop for real.

305

FLL please! Need this for easier access to an actual variety of great airlines. AA is getting worse by the day and their stranglehold at MIA is torture for consumers.

POLO

I’m glad they are adding a station at FLL airport. However, with all the stations they are adding, It will take longer to get from point A to B. I hope they are thinking of adding express trains as well.

Anonymous

Nice. Great Idea

Optimist

A FLL airport stop would also serve the Port Everglades cruise port.

Anonymous

If this happens it will be easier/faster to get from downtown Miami to FLL on Brightline vs. Metrorail/Miamover to MIA. Build it!

Anonymous

Man I wish some of you people would learn how to make sense.

Anonymous

amazing concept – boost ridership by connecting to an airport. What will they think of next? The line already runs alongside the terminals!

Anonymous

are they “considering” or doing another “study”?

Anonymous

As a private company, they are more likely to decide quickly than do a long drawn-out study.

Anonymous

lol the Miami Dade Lack of Transit Department does love their studies https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VXXFR9Z

Anonymous

What most residents need is better access to the Port of Miami cruise ships

Anonymous

it’ll never happen Miami is assbackwards

Anonymous

Just take one of those third world looking trolleys.

Anonymous

Why? Most cruise ship passengers aren’t local residents anyways. Better access for locals would be to South Beach not the Port.

Anonymous

A huge “hit” for Lyft & Uber; definitely a winner for end consumers. Count me in to use it on regular basis

BigCityLover

they really are watering down their product now. First they need to open their FLAGSHIP market> MiamiCentral to Orlando/MCO. All of these “stops” are just adding to the time–and against their business plan: “It’ll be faster on the Brightline than driving”. Well, they’re blowing that out of the water now! I’m a commuter… and my hard $$ costs are $87 r/t @ 3h:45m. They better not screw the whole thing up!

Monica

At this rate the train is never getting to Orlando. Every town can’t have a stop come on!

Anonymous

So now Virgin Trains USA (or is it Brightline?) proposes to run “locals” (PortMiami and Aventura)? No, no… it intends to operate “regionals” (Boca and Hollywood)! Wrong again… Virgin Trains USA plans to provide a fast long-distance link between South and Central Florida (Miami and Orlando). Oh my! Everything Sir Richard Branson touches turns to a glittering shit pile. Looks like its Florida’s turn.

Anonymous

The Boca station is unlikely as the way things are because the impracticality of the land where it’s proposed. Meanwhile on the CSX, a second Tri-Rail station was shelved, even as SFRTA’s director is a former mayor).

All cards are on the table.

Anonymous

What a mess!

Anonymous

Really folks??

Anonymous

He’s mad cause there’s no shore power