Brightline, Florida’s new privately-run inter-city train service, says it will be serving downtown Miami in the “coming weeks,” and is nearing completion of its MiamiCentral station.
The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday that a Brightline train rolled into the station last week for the first time, and the company will soon start testing train runs between Fort Lauderdale and Miami to the south.
Brightline trains already run several trains a day from downtown Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach to the north.
“BrightPink climbed the newly constructed viaduct and pulled into the 50’ elevated station, overlooking downtown Miami and the expansive multi-modal hub,” the company said, according to the Post. “Soon, Brightline trains will begin testing between downtown Fort Lauderdale and Miami in anticipation of extending service in the coming weeks. The start of testing will coincide with additional safety outreach throughout the South Florida region.”
— Brightline (@GoBrightline) April 3, 2018
Brightline trains can run nearly 80 mph.