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ardecila Jan 10, 2018 6:38 PM

Man, that Miami station...

The podium was cool enough, but those "fins" coming out to cantilever the tower? :slob:

bobdreamz Jan 11, 2018 6:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ardecila (Post 8042346)
Man, that Miami station...

The podium was cool enough, but those "fins" coming out to cantilever the tower? :slob:

please explain what tower....

eleven=11 Jan 11, 2018 7:25 PM

https://www.thenextmiami.com/brightl...vailable-sale/
tickets 10 or 15 one way

bobdreamz Jan 12, 2018 1:13 AM

Schedule & Pricing
 
Schedule:
https://s18.postimg.org/464j0nrs9/weekend_schedule.png
https://gobrightline.com/trip/schedule

Pricing :
https://s18.postimg.org/cpnwy0uvd/seats.png
https://gobrightline.com/?search=open

Express train finally sets fare and debut date
BY MARTIN VASSOLO
mvassolo@miamiherald.com
January 11, 2018 06:00 AM

Brightline, the private passenger rail service aiming to connect South Florida’s downtown areas with express service, announced fares starting at $10 per leg with a Saturday launch for service from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach.

With plans to extend to downtown Miami in the coming months, the company hopes to become a legitimate alternative for South Florida commuters frustrated with gridlock on the highways or night-life revelers looking for a permanent, diesel-electric designated driver.

A one-way ride will cost $10 for Brightline’s basic “Smart” package and $15 for the more high-end “Select” package, featuring leather seats, free parking, free food, beverages and free premium guest lounge access. The five four-car train sets will each hold 240 people.

Initially, Brightline will offer 10 daily roundtrips on weekdays and nine on weekends, with service beginning as early as 6 a.m. and ending as late as 11 p.m.

The introductory fare is almost double the cost of a one-way weekday ticket on Tri-Rail over the same route. But Brightline promises a 35-minute nonstop ride between downtowns — about half the time of Tri-Rail’s multi-stop service.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/busi...194068174.html

N830MH Jan 12, 2018 1:19 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 8043674)

Perfect! Thanks for sharing this! I appreciate that. Hopefully I will try to go on Brightline in near the future.

CastleScott Jan 12, 2018 9:24 PM

^ I wish CalTrans would do something similar to Bightline on future runs here in California (maybe Siemens could add in there 2 cent since their plant is here)..

eleven=11 Jan 13, 2018 4:02 AM

http://amp.miamiherald.com/news/loca...194538509.html
wow not good - trains kills person

eleven=11 Jan 13, 2018 5:31 AM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 8045750)

wow this is the 3rd person killed by brightline ALL women
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/br...FaWMGvv6bpVBJ/

Kngkyle Jan 13, 2018 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 8045750)

More like person commits suicide by train. Hardly the trains fault.

N830MH Jan 14, 2018 4:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 8045910)
More like person commits suicide by train. Hardly the trains fault.

Yes, that's a problems! Too many people who being killed. No one ever see by those people who near the train tracks. They should keep it off the tracks. I think security guards will watch everyone who went on the tracks. They will be arrested for trespassing.

bobdreamz Jan 14, 2018 5:09 AM

First day of service ! Hooray !
 
Video Link


Express service between Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach !

:cheers:

bobdreamz Jan 14, 2018 11:01 AM

Video Link

mousquet Jan 14, 2018 6:28 PM

^ Well, these latest trains look decent.
I would buy them to replace our aging Intercités, those going to and coming from Normandy, looking miserable here.

llamaorama Jan 14, 2018 7:18 PM

They are a German design. There is a similar fleet in Austria.

eleven=11 Jan 14, 2018 11:11 PM

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...m2mqCBwIMJbuJ/
good article

N830MH Jan 15, 2018 5:43 AM

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Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 8046795)
They are a German design. There is a similar fleet in Austria.

No, it's not. This is Siemens. This is where they assembly in Sacramento, CA.

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Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 8046577)

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Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 8046484)
Video Link


Express service between Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach !

:cheers:

Very nice video. Thanks for sharing this! Looks good. Hopefully they will be smooth ride.

drummer Jan 15, 2018 8:13 AM

So there is a slim chance that my job may take me to Florida at some point in the next year - potentially Orlando. So I've naturally been curious about the Brightline expansion up to Orlando. Is there any sort of target timeline for said expansion? I realize they literally just got started with current service.

Also unsure if Orlando is imminent. It's one idea of many relocation possibilities, some in Asia (where I currently am) and some in the U.S.

Crawford Jan 15, 2018 8:54 PM

This train is truly a bizarre idea. If it were around in three years, I would be shocked.

Only way it survives is if Florida decides to subsidize it like it were public transportation.

Crawford Jan 15, 2018 8:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Kngkyle (Post 8045910)
More like person commits suicide by train. Hardly the trains fault.

The train service obviously bears a degree of responsibility. They're the one running trains on a line that has hundreds of street crossings, which we all know leads to multiple deaths.

Actual, functional public transit runs with limited/no such crossings. You can't have frequent service on a line with all these crossings and not expect deaths.

eleven=11 Jan 15, 2018 11:20 PM

Miami station on left - Marlins stadium behind
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQ8495bXkAAVCr8.jpg


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