Bringing Train Travel to Fort Lauderdale
February 24, 2017
March 17, 2017
Brightline’s initial launch of train service is quickly approaching and our stations are coming to close to being finished. Sometimes it’s easier to see progress from above, so here we take an aerial look at our train stations in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and as a bonus there’s also an aerial look at Workshop b, our railroad operations center in West Palm Beach.
The 60,000 square foot Brightline West Palm Beach Train Station is located at Evernia Street, between Rosemary Ave and S. Quadrille Blvd. Behind the station is the parking garage and residential units.
Aerial view from the West. The street in front of the station is Quadrille.
Aerial view from the Southeast.
Aerial view from the North. The cover for the train platform is being installed.
The Fort Lauderdale train station is also 60,000 square feet and is located at NW 2nd Ave, between West Broward Blvd and NW 4th Street.
Northwest view. The parking garage is seen behind the station with a large geometric pattern.
Southwest View with the train’s covered platform extending out from the station.
MiamiCentral is the largest and most complex of the three stations. Located in Downtown Miami at NW 1st Avenue, between NW 3rd Street and NW 8th Street, MiamiCentral spans 11 acres and its tracks are elevated more than 50 feet in the air.
The Brightline station portion of MiamiCentral, where the train station entrance will be located. Three MiamiCentral can be seen in the background behind the white building.
Elevated tracks and the section of MiamiCentral where one of the residential towers will be.
A view of the full length of the construction
As a bonus, here’s an aerial view of Workshop b, Brightline’s new railroad operations center in West Palm Beach.
We’re so excited about the progress that is being made every day. We also have 2 completed trains: BrightBlue and BrightPink.
We recently announced projected timing for the pre-launch and initial introduction of our hospitality-focused service, providing a needed alternative to South Florida’s congested roadways. Introductory express service will begin between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in late July, followed by service to Miami in late August. We are anticipating a grand opening and official launch of the train service in September.