Brightline Simulated Service Between Fort Lauderdale and Miami to start on Saturday
Brightline Updates Schedule between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
April 26, 2018- Today, Brightline announced a new schedule for introductory service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. This new schedule has been implemented to accommodate the upcoming expansion of service to Miami.
- On weekdays, Brightline operates an hourly schedule. Trains depart from West Palm Beach on the hour, except for the first train that departs at 5:30 a.m., and from Fort Lauderdale at 37 minutes past the hour, except on Fridays when there is an additional departure at 11:57 p.m.
- On weekends, Brightline operates 90-minute intervals between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
- This new schedule will begin on Saturday and is already available for booking.
- The new departure times will remain the same when service opens to Miami.
- Guests are encouraged to check the Go Brightline app or the website to book a ticket or get more information.
Brightline initiated this change to accommodate the start of simulated service, or testing without passengers, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Simulated service will begin on Saturday. This is part of the necessary training and testing required before revenue service begins in the coming weeks.
The public is strongly encouraged to follow the laws around active railroad tracks. See tracks? Think trains! As part of its expanded outreach plan that began in early 2017, Brightline is working with Operation Lifesaver , a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing accidents near railroad tracks. Brightline has already started its aggressive outreach campaign, including:
- Placing Variable Message Signs at more than 20 high traffic crossings between Fort Lauderdale and Miami
- Placing PSAs on English, Spanish and Creole broadcast and radio channels
- Deploying safety ambassadors to railroad-roadway crossings to educate drivers and pedestrians about rail safety
- Hosting trainings for local first responders
- Distributing more than 12,000 pieces of literature to schools along the FEC Railway/Brightline corridor
- Training Brightline team members as Operation Lifesaver volunteers
Please visit www.gobrightline.com for more information.