New Train Coming to Miami area in the coming months.
It seems the long awaited Brightline train is finally taking off in the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach areas this week. The higher speed trains will carry passengers from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach in 30-45 mins with top speeds being around 79 mph. Early trips are set to begin this week with a connecting trip to Miami expected to start in the next few months, once the station is completed. Brightline also has plans to add an Orlando stop in the next few years.
When running at full force Brightline plans to run up to four trains hourly from early morning to late evening, up to 16 round trips per day. Every train will have two engines and four passenger coaches, for up to 240 passengers, outfitted with leather seats, table tops, storage, and plug ins for gadgets. Brightline is also the first fully accessible train in the country, by being ADA compliant in all possible ways.
Pets are Welcome
The trains will be pet friendly, pets may ride, free of charge, with passengers in their laps, under the seat, in luggage towers or checked in carriers. They are currently working on an option to allow you pet to occupy the seat beside you as well.
According to the Brightline website, there are two types of one-way tickets available for purchase. The first of which is called Select Service for $15 and features extra-wide 21-inch seats in single, side-by-side, and 4 facing a table options; this will include a complimentary drink and snack and access to the premium lounge. The other ticket option is the Smart Service for $10 and features a 19-inch wide seat in side by side or 4 facing a table layout. They will also have several ticket packages available for purchase:
- Individual day tickets
- 10-ticket packages
- Weekend Passes
- Weekly Passes
- Monthly passes
- Annual Packages
- Corporate ticket packages
When will Miami be added?
While the MiamiCentral Station is still under construction, officials estimate that the express trains through the city could be up and running by spring or summer. The train from Miami to Lauderdale would take approximately 30 minutes and 60 minutes to West Palm Beach. The future Orlando to Miami line would take about 3 hours to complete with the train travelling up to 125 mph, but that stretch of track isn’t set to be completed until 2021.