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N830MH Nov 1, 2022 9:08 PM

Hi all,

Here's a new video for Aventura and Boca Raton station construction progress. It's really coming along nicely!! This is new video.

Brightline Construction: Aventura and Boca Raton Station Progress - October 23, 2022

Video Link

CrazyCres Nov 2, 2022 1:53 AM

Environmental Report is out

https://railroads.dot.gov/rail-netwo...ass-high-speed

https://railroads.dot.gov/elibrary/b...tal-assessment

202_Cyclist Nov 3, 2022 12:36 PM

Brightline Releases Environmental Documents for High-Speed Rail from Victorville to Las Vegas

By Damien Newton
Streetsblog
Nov. 2, 2022

"Back in January, the lead investor for the privately funded $8 billion Brightline West high-speed rail proposal that would connect Las Vegas to Southern California declared the project “at the one yard line.” Late last month, Brightline released its draft federal environmental document needed before construction and announced approval of the sale of land in Ranch Cucamonga for the construction of the station at the California terminus.

The interested public can weigh in Brightline’s plans at hearings on Saturday, November 12, and Tuesday November 15.

If it was at the one yard line in January, today the ball is maybe just inches from the goal line. After the final environmental documents are approved, construction could start in 2026. Brightline West already has approvals for construction of a 170-mile portion of the line from Victor Valley, California, into Las Vegas, where a terminus is planned about two miles south of the Strip in Downtown Las Vegas. Operations could begin as soon as 2030. Full funding for the project has not been identified, with Brightline planning to seek both federal and private dollars once the environmental documents are approved..."

https://cal.streetsblog.org/2022/11/...-to-las-vegas/

N830MH Dec 3, 2022 11:43 PM

Hi all,

This is final construction videos for Aventura and Boca Raton stations. It's really coming along nicely!! Schedule to open by the end of 2022. This is new video.

Video Link

Busy Bee Dec 4, 2022 12:39 AM

I like those pavers. Wish they could have used them on the platform. Probably some well meaning but misguided safety regulation preventing it.

N830MH Dec 13, 2022 4:09 AM

Brightline to start Orlando service in late Summer/Fall 2023. You have wait for a little bit longer. Still ongoing construction.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/brightl...ibextid=S66gvF

N830MH Dec 14, 2022 9:14 PM

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Originally Posted by N830MH (Post 9813988)
Brightline to start Orlando service in late Summer/Fall 2023. You have wait for a little bit longer. Still ongoing construction.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/brightl...ibextid=S66gvF

Hold it! They has been deleted. They gave wrong date!

Brightline says it will start Orlando service in January/February 2023.

202_Cyclist Dec 15, 2022 4:00 PM

Unfortunately, this article is paywalled.

With billions in funding now available, Tampa lawmakers prioritize rail service to Orlando

By Henry Queen
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Dec. 14, 2022

"A regional board agreed to add passenger rail service to Orlando to its list of major priority projects for 2023..."

https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/...tampa-bay.html

N830MH Dec 15, 2022 6:54 PM

Brightline to open 2 new stations on December 21, 2022. Aventura and Boca Raton stations.

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...fxRNoZRPeE5_Vo

https://www.thenextmiami.com/brightl...eLcjrhcpKP0mJA

Finally! Long overdue!

N830MH Dec 21, 2022 3:35 AM

So tomorrow Brightline train to set opens Aventura and Boca Raton stations. Starting tomorrow!

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...pDZVotOsxxws9M

Video Link

N830MH Dec 21, 2022 4:20 PM

Hi all,

Here's a video of Aventura station tour.

Video Link

UrbanImpact Jan 7, 2023 2:18 AM

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Apparently, Universal Studios is going to fund a Sunrail station to connect to the Brightline station that opens next year to their new theme park Epic Universe next to the convention center

UrbanImpact Jan 10, 2023 2:14 PM

A look inside the Brightline Orlando station that is opening soon:
https://floridayimby.com/2023/01/bri...l-airport.html

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N830MH Jan 11, 2023 5:31 PM

Video Link

edale Jan 11, 2023 7:08 PM

I'm very impressed with the speed at which the Brightline was constructed, and the quality of the stations. It's really remarkable to see this train operating less than 10 years after it was proposed. Meanwhile, here in CA it's going to be 22 years (if current projections hold) between the project being approved to a line operating from f*cking Merced to Bakersfield. God knows how many more decades it will take to actually connect to LA and SF. Is it too late to hand the CA HSR project off to the Brightline company?

towerpower123 Jan 12, 2023 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by edale (Post 9836318)
I'm very impressed with the speed at which the Brightline was constructed, and the quality of the stations. It's really remarkable to see this train operating less than 10 years after it was proposed. Meanwhile, here in CA it's going to be 22 years (if current projections hold) between the project being approved to a line operating from f*cking Merced to Bakersfield. God knows how many more decades it will take to actually connect to LA and SF. Is it too late to hand the CA HSR project off to the Brightline company?

First let's see how well they do with the line to Vegas

Busy Bee Jan 12, 2023 1:33 AM

Are we seriously trying to compare Brightline Florida with the immensely more vast, ambitious and challenging CHSR? Thats like a mission to the south pole versus a mission to the moon. And the mission to the south pole has full funding.

N830MH Jan 20, 2023 2:50 AM

https://www.thenextmiami.com/brightl...vJ_g0lsdb_i7xM

Brightline Completes Final Installation Of Rail Track On Orlando Segment

Video Link

sammyg Jan 20, 2023 7:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 9836782)
Are we seriously trying to compare Brightline Florida with the immensely more vast, ambitious and challenging CHSR? Thats like a mission to the south pole versus a mission to the moon. And the mission to the south pole has full funding.

Is Brightline High-Speed? I thought it was 110mph.

Busy Bee Jan 20, 2023 7:24 PM

It's not true high speed rail and anyone trying to misrepresent that fact is doing so as an apologist for American mediocrity.

202_Cyclist Jan 20, 2023 7:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 9844673)
It's not true high speed rail and anyone trying to misrepresent that fact is doing so as an apologist for American mediocrity.

And 60 people have already been killed by Brightline trains because there isn't grade separation and Brightline already owns the right-of-way, etc...

SFBruin Jan 21, 2023 11:52 PM

Seems like a cool train.

Accidents aside.

UrbanImpact Jan 25, 2023 1:24 AM

Took a video of the Brightline train going by while walking my doggy:
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N830MH Jan 25, 2023 4:31 AM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 9844704)
And 60 people have already been killed by Brightline trains because there isn't grade separation and Brightline already owns the right-of-way, etc...

I know that. I am very aware of that. I follow the news very closely. People don't follow the rules. They asking to stay off the tracks. They went around the crossing gates. They were trying killed by train. They don't pay attention! Stay off the tracks!

Stop! Look both ways! Wait the train to go. Be patient! Listen the warning signals. Don't cross the tracks! Don't do it!

lrt's friend Jan 25, 2023 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 9844704)
And 60 people have already been killed by Brightline trains because there isn't grade separation and Brightline already owns the right-of-way, etc...

How many were suspected suicides?

k1052 Jan 25, 2023 6:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist (Post 9844704)
And 60 people have already been killed by Brightline trains because there isn't grade separation and Brightline already owns the right-of-way, etc...

I was in Florida a few weeks ago and saw people trying to beat the gates in their cars, blocking the crossings, and pedestrians crossing while the signals were going. People down there are remarkably reckless.

FromSD Jan 26, 2023 3:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 9844673)
It's not true high speed rail and anyone trying to misrepresent that fact is doing so as an apologist for American mediocrity.

The new construction portion of the line to Orlando currently is only single-tracked. There is room to add a second track but that is not currently in the scope of work. That surprised me given that double tracking is usually a prerequisite for a modern, intensively used rail line.

N830MH Jan 27, 2023 3:14 AM

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Originally Posted by k1052 (Post 9848707)
I was in Florida a few weeks ago and saw people trying to beat the gates in their cars, blocking the crossings, and pedestrians crossing while the signals were going. People down there are remarkably reckless.

I know that. I saw it! I saw the video. I am very aware of that. I knows they don't follow the law. They asking to stay off the tracks. Obviously, they're breaking the law! They were not listening, they asking to stay away from the tracks and don't cross the tracks. Don't do it!

They were trying to beat the trains. They could get killed! It could be worst! Florida is the worst traffic! It's very bad. Terrible traffic, they are not pay attention, they did not listen the warning signals. Stay off the tracks!

STOP! LOOK BOTH WAYS! WAIT FOR TRAINS TO GO! DON'T CROSS THE TRACKS! DON'T DO IT!


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