Brightline To Resume Service On Nov. 8, Complete With Upgrades – Key West Florida Weekly


Brightline will re-open for business with the official return to service on Nov. 8 between its Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach stations.

Brightline says its train service will relaunch with multiple service enhancements and investments to the guest experience, including new food and beverage options and complimentary door-to-door transportation in December. Passengers can purchase tickets and book travel plans through Brightline’s new website and mobile app available for download in Google Play and the Apple Store.

To celebrate its return, Brightline is launching special ticket promotions, including the first ride free through the new Brightline app for smart ride offers during November. Introductory ticket prices will start at $10 for SMART and $27 for PREMIUM for a limited time only.

“There is a lot of enthusiasm for Brightline’s return and we are excited to welcome back past riders and all our new riders on Nov. 8,” Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline, said in a statement. “Our relaunch opens a new chapter for Brightline that includes an enhanced guest experience, from the moment they book their travel plans on our app, to the moment they reach their final destination. Every stage of the Brightline journey has been built through the lens of today’s modern traveler and creates a travel experience unlike any other.”

As part of its relaunch, Brightline said it is unveiling guest enhancements that will elevate train travel to a true car-free lifestyle experience in South Florida through its new door-to-door service and upgraded food and beverage options.

Look for door-to-door service, too.

In addition to the Tri-County connectivity provided by Brightline, riders will now get to experience the new and first-of-its-kind branded, door-to-door service. This will include a fleet of private and third-party vendor vehicles supporting point-to-point service beyond the train. This first-of-its-kind multimodal app will help its guests plan trips using public transit, Citibikes, scooters, shuttles, and chauffeured vehicles. Brightline said it also is working to partner with local public transportation agencies to integrate connectivity between both transportation modes in the near future.

You can eat well, too.

Citizens Culinary Center, MiamiCentral’s new 26,000-square-foot culinary center by C3, the leading global food tech platform, house C3 by sbe’s restaurant offerings inspired by such chefs such as “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto, Chef Katsuya Uechi, Michelin Starred Chef Dani García and Chef Dario Cecchini.

Brightline currently serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, with expansion stations in Aventura and Boca Raton opening in 2022. Brightline said construction to Orlando is on track to be complete by the end of 2022. Moreover, discussions with local stakeholders remain underway regarding expansion to Disney and Tampa. Brightline projects over nine million annual passengers once all Florida stations are completed.

The future expansion of Miami- Central includes a Miami-Dade commuter rail system with stations in Wynwood, the Design District, El Portal, North Miami, and FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

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