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Brightline will start operating in Miami next weekend

The passenger train service, which started Jan. 8 between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, will extend to Miami on May 19
May 12, 2018 10:00AM

Brightline train arrives at MiamiCentral Station. (Credit Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald)

Brightline will start operating its passenger train service in downtown Miami next weekend.

Brightline, which started operating Jan. 8 between downtown train stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, will extend service to its MiamiCentral station on May 19.

Introductory fares for a one-way ride from Miami to West Palm Beach are $15 for “Smart” service and $25 for “Select” service, which includes complimentary beverages and food.

Brightline’s introductory service will include eight round trips between Miami and West Palm Beach on weekdays and seven on weekends.

Trains will depart MiamiCentral from 7:05 a.m. until 8:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 11:05 p.m. on Friday. On weekends, the trains will depart MiamiCentral from 9:05 a.m. to 11:05 p.m.

Complimentary parking is available at all three Brightline stations during the introductory phase of its passenger train service. The stations open 30 minutes before the first train departs and close 30 minutes after the last train departs. [Miami Herald]Mike Seemuth