Miami: Brightline has arrived
Starting today, May 19th, a high-speed train will connect the cities of Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in as little as 1 hour and 20 minutes. The expectation is that, by the end of 2020, the train will also arrive at Orlando International Airport.
There are two categories of tickets: the Smart fare, which costs between $10 to $15, and Select, with more legroom and snacks, with prices between $15 to $25, prices vary according to the passengers’ route.
The MiamiCentral station is located at 600 Northwest First Avenue and features a two lounge area, children’s play area, cafe, and a ticketing entrance. MiamiCentral Brightline Station is part of MiamiCentral, a mixed-use development that takes six blocks of Downtown Miami.
Besides seating area, Brightline’s trains count with a bicycle rake, tabletop plugs for electronic devices, a baggage rack, and a bathroom.
Brightline, the country’s only private train company, manages the service. So far, the company has invested $1.5 billion in the line.