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bobdreamz Oct 5, 2017 5:34 AM

Final Brightline Train Delivered, Service By Year End
 
By TNM Staff on October 2, 2017

The fifth Brightline trainset has been delivered.

BrightRed is the final trainset that will be delivered for the first phase of the new train service.
It will now begin a testing and commissioning process before being placed into service.

Brightline service will begin before the end of 2017, according to a new press release.

https://i.imgur.com/TX7hmTu.jpg

https://www.thenextmiami.com/final-b...vice-year-end/

SkahHigh Oct 5, 2017 3:31 PM

How do Florida residents perceive this new service?

electricron Oct 5, 2017 4:15 PM

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Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 7943304)
How do Florida residents perceive this new service?

You could at least wait until the train has customers before asking that question? TriRail already runs commuter trains along a parallel corridor further inland than the FEC corridor, with probably far cheaper fares. So this service, between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach will be providing express services. We’ll only be able to evaluate market share between the two train services after this train has been running awhile. What people will state before and do after the service begins are often two different things. Things like schedules timing, fare prices, train frequencies, passenger experiences, and on time reliability will effect what they will actually do.

eleven=11 Oct 6, 2017 3:12 AM

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Originally Posted by electricron (Post 7943362)
You could at least wait until the train has customers before asking that question? TriRail already runs commuter trains along a parallel corridor further inland than the FEC corridor, with probably far cheaper fares. So this service, between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach will be providing express services. We’ll only be able to evaluate market share between the two train services after this train has been running awhile. What people will state before and do after the service begins are often two different things. Things like schedules timing, fare prices, train frequencies, passenger experiences, and on time reliability will effect what they will actually do.

good points , also don't forget how bad I95 is.
TriRail is good and getting better will be expanding to downtown Miami
when the new station opens (shared with Brighline!)
Anybody got photos of Orlando station construction??

N830MH Oct 6, 2017 6:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7944167)
good points , also don't forget how bad I95 is.
TriRail is good and getting better will be expanding to downtown Miami
when the new station opens (shared with Brighline!)
Anybody got photos of Orlando station construction??

Yes, you are absolutely right! Because of this, too many traffic on I95 and it's terrible! You won't be on I-95 after all. You can take a Brightline or Tri-Rail.

eleven=11 Oct 10, 2017 6:24 PM

Publix opening soon? photos of 3miami garage
also Miami Heat and brightline teaming up
https://www.thenextmiami.com/photos-...ill-soon-open/

N830MH Oct 11, 2017 3:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7947802)
Publix opening soon? photos of 3miami garage
also Miami Heat and brightline teaming up
https://www.thenextmiami.com/photos-...ill-soon-open/

Thanks for sharing this. It's so beautiful. I appreciate that.

eleven=11 Oct 11, 2017 7:04 PM

Miami MetroMover driving under new Brightline/TriRail tracks
https://i.imgur.com/VCMACMm.jpg

N830MH Oct 12, 2017 6:10 PM

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Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7949182)
Miami MetroMover driving under new Brightline/TriRail tracks
https://i.imgur.com/VCMACMm.jpg

Nice pics! Thanks for sharing this. Looks good! Keep doing it!

Lakelander Oct 16, 2017 2:04 AM

A few images I took yesterday:

Miami Central Station
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._123514-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._131925-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._114124-XL.jpg




Fort Lauderdale Station
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._101450-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._101754-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._101822-XL.jpg


West Palm Beach Station
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._154709-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/So..._154631-XL.jpg

anday Oct 17, 2017 2:17 AM

Brightline starts site work for $2B Orlando connection

Quote:

The developer and operator of the $3.5 billion Brightline intercity train is starting work on its Orlando segment, which may mean it will be completed in the next couple of years.

N830MH Oct 17, 2017 5:00 PM

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Originally Posted by anday (Post 7954742)

Awesome!! Let make it happen. Let's go!

bobdreamz Oct 18, 2017 11:57 PM

Work To Begin On Brightline’s Second Phase To Orlando
By TNM Staff on October 17, 2017

Construction is about to begin on Brightline’s second phase which will take it from West Palm Beach to Orlando.

The company applied for a construction permit to begin work along State Road 528 in Orange County, where completely new track is being laid, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

From West Palm Beach to Cocoa, the service will run along existing tracks owned by Florida East Coast Railway.

According to a new incident report to the federal government, the company suffered a derailment in February en route to a maintenance facility shortly after their first train was delivered. The accident caused $408,000 in damage to the train. Since then All Aboard Florida straightened and realigned the curvature of the tracks where the incident occurred.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/work-be...phase-orlando/


Brightline starts site work for $2B Orlando connection
October 12, 2017
Orlando Business Journal

Coral Gables-based All Aboard Florida on Oct. 11 applied for permit that would allow work to begin on Phase 2 of the Miami-to-Orlando passenger train. Construction already is under way on the Miami-to-West Palm Beach portion of the train system.

The nearly $2 billion second phase of the project — which is expected to create 6,600 metro Orlando jobs and offer a boost to our local tourism market — includes an extension of the rail system from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport's $682 million Intermodal Terminal Facility.

In Phase 2, the train will run along a converted freight rail line — owned by All Aboard's former sister company Florida East Coast Railroad — from West Palm Beach to Cocoa, where new tracks will be built parallel to the State Road 528 corridor.

All Aboard is seeking the permit so it can begin construction of stormwater treatment swales along the rail corridor and modify existing stormwater ponds at the Dallas Boulevard toll plaza. The project also will involve installation of new fiber optic cable.

Representatives from All Aboard Florida couldn't be reached for comment. However, construction on the Orlando segment of the 235-mile rail service is expected to start next year, Brightline CEO Dave Howard previously told Orlando Business Journal.
The project is expected to be completed by 2020 or 2021.

https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/...b-orlando.html

eleven=11 Oct 31, 2017 7:19 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cori...T0N55Q&index=1
somebody tell me how to post this video please

Hatman Oct 31, 2017 3:50 PM

First find the URL of the youtube video, but cut out everything that isn't unique to that video URL

So this:

https://youtu.be/cori9rNFtBo?list=LL...OQHNwbbzT0N55Q

Becomes this

cori9rNFtBo

Then paste that in the Youtube brackets and you get this:

Video Link


Neat video, but all those women made it hard to get a good look at the trains. :(

Busy Bee Oct 31, 2017 9:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Hatman (Post 7971168)
Neat video, but all those women made it hard to get a good look at the trains. :(

Neat video, but all those women made it hard to get a good look at the trains.:)

eleven=11 Nov 1, 2017 11:35 PM

train service opening soon ???
https://www.thenextmiami.com/tri-rai...ntown-2q-2018/

eleven=11 Nov 2, 2017 7:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7973165)

https://i.imgur.com/R08s3ce.jpg

eleven=11 Nov 7, 2017 3:16 AM

new apt building with Miami train station behind
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1000w
more pics here
https://www.goldenduskphotography.co...hes-34th-floor

N830MH Nov 7, 2017 4:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7973165)

No, not yet. They won't be open sometime in 2nd quarter 2018. Right now, only where they be in West Palm Beach & Ft. Lauderdale station.


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