Brightline to launch Miami service May 19

By Emon Reiser  – Digital Producer, South Florida Business Journal

Brightline will begin service to and from its Miami station May 19.

The $3 billion passenger train, which will eventually connect Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, will initially offer eight northbound and eight southbound trips daily between its Miami and West Palm Beach stations. Ride fares will range from $10 to $25.

“South Florida has a vibrant economy and unique lifestyle – yet some of the nation’s worst traffic,” Brightline President and COO Patrick Goddard said. “We are making an unprecedented investment in Florida, and the benefits can been seen today through job creation and the launch of Brightline and MiamiCentral. We believe that MiamiCentral will be a significant landmark in Miami for generations, and Brightline will connect the state in ways that haven’t been done before.”

Brightline’s Miami station, MiamiCentral, is still under construction. Florida East Coast Industries completed 96,000 square feet of office space there in February. The project will eventually have 180,000 square feet of retail and 800 apartments. MiamiCentral was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, with Zyscovich Architects serving as the associate architect and planner.

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