Florida’s private passenger rail service Brightline begins service to Miami on Saturday.
Brightline trains, which already run between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, will continue on to a station in downtown Miami starting on May 19, the company said in a statement. The train will run eight trips northbound and eight southbound each day. Tickets range between $10 and $25 per segment of the trip.
“South Florida has a vibrant economy and unique lifestyle – yet some of the nation’s worst traffic,” said Patrick Goddard, president and chief operating officer of Brightline. “We are making an unprecedented investment in Florida and the benefits can been seen today through job creation and the launch of Brightline and (Miami’s station) MiamiCentral. We believe that MiamiCentral will be a significant landmark in Miami for generations and Brightline will connect the state in ways that haven’t been done before.”
The company plans to begin construction later this year on the next phase of the railroad, continuing it north to Orlando International Airport.