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#11 CNJRoss

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:32 AM

NPR 12/7/17:
 

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Florida Set To Launch Country's First Private High-Speed Train Service

 

 

The country's first private high-speed rail service is opening this month in Florida, promising to transform congested South Florida highways by taking as many as 3 million cars off the road.

 

The ambitious $3 billion Brightline express project will run along the state's densest population corridor with more than 6 million residents and a regular influx of tourists. The project, funded by All Aboard Florida, represents the first test into the long-awaited U.S. move into high-speed rail, says John Renne, director of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University.

 

"It's the first time that it's happening, being built by a private company," he tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson. "And that's kind of a game changer for this type of model."

 

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All Aboard Florida has yet to confirm the price of Brightline tickets. A 2015 study commissioned by the company suggests it will cost at least $16 to travel from West Palm to Miami – about $10 more than the price to travel a similar route on South Florida's government-run passenger train.

 

Even though All Aboard Florida refers to Brightline as "high-speed rail," Renne says the actual speed pales in comparison to trains overseas. He says Brightline trains will max out at about 120 mph, and will run even slower – around 80 mph – during the rollout.

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:33 AM

inhabitat, 12/11/17:
 

America’s first private high-speed train could take 3 million cars off the roads

 

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America isn’t known for high-speed rail travel. But a new express train project taking off in Florida could shake up that perception. Brightline, owned by Florida East Coast Industries, will be the country’s first private, high-speed rail service, and will allow people to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in half an hour, on trains powered by diesel electric engines.

 

Floridians could soon get around Southeast Florida in around an hour aboard Brightline. The $3 billion project could take up to three million cars off the roads, on trains the company says were “designed with green in mind” with diesel electric engines that are quieter and spew less emissions. They’ll operate in Florida’s densest population corridor, where over six million people live and tourists continually visit.

 

Related: Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

 

 

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The vehicle speeds still won’t be as fast as some trains in other countries. Brightline trains will travel at 120 miles per hour (mph) at their fastest, but during the rollout they’ll operate at around 80 mph. The company has not yet confirmed ticket prices; a 2015 study they commissioned suggested it could be around $16 to go from Miami to West Palm, which is around $10 more than the price to journey on a government-run train on a similar route.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:02 AM

Miami Herald, 12/28/17:

Brightline finally announces when it will launch. But how much will it cost to ride?

 

 

 

The delayed launch of Brightline rail service linking South Florida’s major cities really is just around the bend.

 

Service between downtown Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach on the privately funded commuter rail line will begin the week of Jan. 8, the company said Thursday afternoon.

 

The exact day has yet to be announced.  .  .  .

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1/11/18:
 

Finally, you can ride Brightline trains for $10, this weekend

 

 

Brightline higher-speed passenger trains will start running introductory service Saturday between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with fares starting at $10.

 

That will buy a one-way ticket in the 66-seat Smart Coach. Tickets cost $15 one-way for the more spacious 50-seat Select Coach, the Brightline equivalent of first class in a commercial airliner.

 

Seniors, active military and veterans will receive a 10 percent discount. Children up to age 12 will get a 50 percent discount, officials said.

 

Brightline is also launching its mobile app and a new website to buy tickets, check schedules, and get other travel information.

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

 

 

Now running between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Brightline is now running between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:17 AM

 

 

First Brightline train arrives at Miami station during final stage of construction

 

Brightline train pulled into the MiamiCentral station for the first time last week, as construction on the building enters its final stage, the company announced Wednesday. 

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