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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 6:38 PM
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Man, that Miami station...

The podium was cool enough, but those "fins" coming out to cantilever the tower?
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2018, 6:40 AM
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Man, that Miami station...

The podium was cool enough, but those "fins" coming out to cantilever the tower?
please explain what tower....
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:13 AM
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Schedule & Pricing

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https://gobrightline.com/trip/schedule

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https://gobrightline.com/?search=open

Express train finally sets fare and debut date
BY MARTIN VASSOLO
mvassolo@miamiherald.com
January 11, 2018 06:00 AM

Brightline, the private passenger rail service aiming to connect South Florida’s downtown areas with express service, announced fares starting at $10 per leg with a Saturday launch for service from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach.

With plans to extend to downtown Miami in the coming months, the company hopes to become a legitimate alternative for South Florida commuters frustrated with gridlock on the highways or night-life revelers looking for a permanent, diesel-electric designated driver.

A one-way ride will cost $10 for Brightline’s basic “Smart” package and $15 for the more high-end “Select” package, featuring leather seats, free parking, free food, beverages and free premium guest lounge access. The five four-car train sets will each hold 240 people.

Initially, Brightline will offer 10 daily roundtrips on weekdays and nine on weekends, with service beginning as early as 6 a.m. and ending as late as 11 p.m.

The introductory fare is almost double the cost of a one-way weekday ticket on Tri-Rail over the same route. But Brightline promises a 35-minute nonstop ride between downtowns — about half the time of Tri-Rail’s multi-stop service.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/busi...194068174.html
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:19 AM
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Perfect! Thanks for sharing this! I appreciate that. Hopefully I will try to go on Brightline in near the future.
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 9:24 PM
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^ I wish CalTrans would do something similar to Bightline on future runs here in California (maybe Siemens could add in there 2 cent since their plant is here)..
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 4:02 AM
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wow not good - trains kills person
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2018, 5:31 AM
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wow this is the 3rd person killed by brightline ALL women
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More like person commits suicide by train. Hardly the trains fault.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2018, 4:05 AM
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More like person commits suicide by train. Hardly the trains fault.
Yes, that's a problems! Too many people who being killed. No one ever see by those people who near the train tracks. They should keep it off the tracks. I think security guards will watch everyone who went on the tracks. They will be arrested for trespassing.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2018, 5:09 AM
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First day of service ! Hooray !

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Express service between Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach !

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Old Posted Jan 14, 2018, 11:01 AM
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^ Well, these latest trains look decent.
I would buy them to replace our aging Intercités, those going to and coming from Normandy, looking miserable here.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2018, 7:18 PM
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They are a German design. There is a similar fleet in Austria.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 5:43 AM
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They are a German design. There is a similar fleet in Austria.
No, it's not. This is Siemens. This is where they assembly in Sacramento, CA.

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Express service between Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach !

Very nice video. Thanks for sharing this! Looks good. Hopefully they will be smooth ride.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 8:13 AM
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So there is a slim chance that my job may take me to Florida at some point in the next year - potentially Orlando. So I've naturally been curious about the Brightline expansion up to Orlando. Is there any sort of target timeline for said expansion? I realize they literally just got started with current service.

Also unsure if Orlando is imminent. It's one idea of many relocation possibilities, some in Asia (where I currently am) and some in the U.S.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 8:54 PM
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This train is truly a bizarre idea. If it were around in three years, I would be shocked.

Only way it survives is if Florida decides to subsidize it like it were public transportation.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 8:56 PM
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More like person commits suicide by train. Hardly the trains fault.
The train service obviously bears a degree of responsibility. They're the one running trains on a line that has hundreds of street crossings, which we all know leads to multiple deaths.

Actual, functional public transit runs with limited/no such crossings. You can't have frequent service on a line with all these crossings and not expect deaths.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 11:20 PM
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Miami station on left - Marlins stadium behind
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