Internacional en Inglés | expected to expand operations to Miami Central in coming months
Brightline began introductory service on saturday, January 13
South Florida residents, business commuters and tourists can ride the only privately-funded, operated and maintained rail service in the United States that is focused on providing guests with an exceptional experience.
22.01.2018 14:37 |
The company expects to become fully operational and extend service into downtown Miami in the coming months.
The Brightline team has been working toward operational readiness in collaboration with federal and local authorities with simulated service over the past month. Introductory service features 10 daily roundtrips during the weekdays and nine on the weekends to provide guests an opportunity to travel between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in about 35 minutes.
Brightline has also launched its mobile app and unveiled a new website, making it easy for guests to seamlessly personalize and book their travel experience, check train times and ride. Introductory service will include frequent trips with trains departing as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 11 p.m. The schedules will differ between weekdays and weekends.
In addition to the launch date, Brightline also announced the promotion of Patrick Goddard to company president. For more than a year, Mr. Goddard has been instrumental in leading the operations team in preparation of the service launch. “We are thrilled to have South Florida preview Brightline with the launch of introductory service,” said Patrick Goddard, Brightline President and Chief Operating Officer. “We believe the comfort and convenience of our travel experience paired with premium hospitality will set a new standard for passenger rail service. Our team will continue to ramp up operations as we prepare to fully launch this transformative new infrastructure asset for South Florida.”
Brightline is expected to expand operations to MiamiCentral, the 11-acre multi-modal hub, in the coming months. Construction on Phase 2, connecting to the Orlando International Airport, will begin in 2018.
The trains are 100 percent Buy America compliant and were assembled by more than 1,000 employees at Siemens USA in Sacramento, California. More than 40 suppliers in over 20 states supplied the components for the state-of-the-art trainsets.