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Old Posted Jul 11, 2022, 5:48 PM
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Also the I-Drive stop is at the Convention Center, miles away from Universal.

The plans also call for a stop near the interchange of I-5 and Rte 536, which may or may not end up on Disney-owned property but is firmly in the Disney sphere of influence.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2022, 5:58 PM
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Also the I-Drive stop is at the Convention Center, miles away from Universal.

Universal has a huge new 3rd park under construction next to the Convention Center, called Epic Universe:

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Old Posted Jul 11, 2022, 9:53 PM
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You keep saying that, but, there will be a stop "near" Disney just not inside. Also, there will be a local service commuter train running on the same tracks and in conjunction with Brightline in South Florida.
Right! They won’t go in the Disney property. They will be on I-4 instead and continue to Tampa.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2022, 6:01 PM
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Universal has a huge new 3rd park under construction next to the Convention Center, called Epic Universe:
Ah I guess they are landlocked at the original site but didn't know they were expanding. Still, the new park will be over 1 mile from the rail station and SeaWorld is 1.25 miles. Both will need shuttles.

The only thing directly walkable from the station will be the the convention center, and even that will be a 1/2 mile (indoor) walk thru the Hilton.

A station at Disney Springs would actually be quite nice with lots of attractions walkable from the station, and tie into Disney's existing bus system for connections to the various hotels and resorts. Hopefully they can get a station right by Disney Springs (even if in the I-4 median) instead of some remote location by Osceola Pkwy.
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Ah I guess they are landlocked at the original site but didn't know they were expanding. Still, the new park will be over 1 mile from the rail station and SeaWorld is 1.25 miles. Both will need shuttles.

The only thing directly walkable from the station will be the the convention center, and even that will be a 1/2 mile (indoor) walk thru the Hilton.

A station at Disney Springs would actually be quite nice with lots of attractions walkable from the station, and tie into Disney's existing bus system for connections to the various hotels and resorts. Hopefully they can get a station right by Disney Springs (even if in the I-4 median) instead of some remote location by Osceola Pkwy.
Yes, they do! They need a shuttle bus. That won’t be affected. Or if they want orders Lyft or Uber. They will take you there. Depends how much costs. It is not too expensive. Or you can hop on the shuttle bus to Disney hotel or else. It’s not too far from there. Easy on and easy off.
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Bright Pink 2 and Bright Green 2. They went through Utah.

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Old Posted Jul 20, 2022, 8:17 PM
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Brightline West groundbreaking in 2023. They will start construction in 2023. It should be completed in 3 years.

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Are those numbers accurate? If so why is it so slow? I can understand once it starts getting to California and the mountains but the way to Vegas is a big desert. It should be easily cruising at 220 mph. Or am I missing something here? Big curves? Anything to stop it?
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On Brightlines website it says the top speed is 180 mph

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Okay that's more like it.
Though with the speeds they're promising, like someone else I saw said, it's likely they're planning a much more expensive option with the higher speeds and capacity but still marketing the cost of the slower system.
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Bright Pink 2 and Bright Green 2 are now in Orlando, FL. They've here!! They make it!!

A very long journey to Florida. 3,000 miles!
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Here's a new update for Aventura and Boca Raton station construction progress. Wow! It's really coming along nicely! They said both station will opens in December 2022.

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Logging in for the first time in a while to say that I think that a brightline-style train between Seattle and Vancouver would be a good idea.

In fact, in general, I think that the idea of privately funded higher-speed rail between easy city pairs could be a good model in many places.
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Tampa-Orlando, Seattle-Vancouver etc.
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the border is a huge issue for Vancouver - Seattle. Not only in terms of wrecking travel times, but in terms of limiting trips between the cities considering their sizes and relative proximity.
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the border is a huge issue for Vancouver - Seattle. Not only in terms of wrecking travel times, but in terms of limiting trips between the cities considering their sizes and relative proximity.
It's also likely hampered the development of all communities between them. I always like to imagine a large city on the flat plain around Mt. Vernon, or at Sequim or Port Townsend, at the entrance to puget sound. With more travel and shipping between puget sound and victoria and vancouver, I could picture a Tacoma-sized city forming in those locations
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It's also likely hampered the development of all communities between them. I always like to imagine a large city on the flat plain around Mt. Vernon, or at Sequim or Port Townsend, at the entrance to puget sound. With more travel and shipping between puget sound and victoria and vancouver, I could picture a Tacoma-sized city forming in those locations
There are also no good routings north of Seattle. Has to hug the shoreline. Need to rip up a lane or two of the soul sucking parking lot that is I-5 and swap with HSR (ducks out of here)
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2022, 11:22 PM
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Boca Raton station topping off ceremony and are nearing completion.

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Boca Raton station will opening in December 2022.
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Treasure Coast wants future for potential Brightline stop

Surprise!!

https://news.jrn.msu.edu/2022/08/tre...6wtZrTokeC272Q
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