• Virgin/Brightline Stations on Miami-Orlando line

  • This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
    Websites: Current Brightline
    Virgin USA
    Virgin UK
This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

Moderator: CRail

  by Arlington
 
farecard wrote: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:13 pm What's the connection like to FLL? Any public transit?
For now, Tri Rail (in the west side of the airport) and requiring a free shuttle bus is a better connection. If you're going to Downtown Miami, you'd then connect to the Metro at either the Tri Rail station (Green Line)or MIA station (Orange) to make the jump eastward.


The transfer to the FLL Brigthline station from the FLL Airport is currently too daunting in my opinion. Brightline's tracks form the eastern boundary of the airport IF there were a Brightline station at the Airprot, WHICH THERE ISNT, it would be less than 2000' from the terminal)
  by Pensyfan19
 
I don´t think this is correct. I remember hearing that Brightline is to return to service when their extension to Orlando opens in 2022.

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... it-outlook
Brightline, which shut down operations between Miami and West Palm Beach, Fla., more than six months ago, has yet to set a date to resume service. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel quotes company spokesman Ben Porritt as saying the company is “evaluating a number of factors” to determine when to return, and notes that factors including tourism, the lack of sporting and entertainment events drawing crowds, decreased business travel, and the shutdown of the cruise-ship industry all hit the passenger operator’s ridership. Brightlight stopped operations on March 26 and laid off 262 workers.
  by NHV 669
 
How could the company's own direct statement be wrong? How exactly do you believe they intend to remain in business, and justify expansion without operating a single train for well over 18 months, to include an entire calendar year? That doesn't even begin to make logical sense.
  by Pensyfan19
 
NHV 669 wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:19 pm How could the company's own direct statement be wrong? How exactly do you believe they intend to remain in business, and justify expansion without operating a single train for well over 18 months, to include an entire calendar year? That doesn't even begin to make logical sense.
Fair point. I saw a post on a different Brightline topic saying that Brightline would restart service in 2022, so that's why I made that assumption. Hopefully Brightline reopens sooner than that.

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  by BandA
 
People still want to live in warm places, so demand will eventually return. No reason to hemorrhage money for months or a year or two by reopening too soon.
Last edited by BandA on Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by NHV 669
 
Someone's second hand rumors don't really hold a candle to a press release straight from the company, but note that it didn't actually specify a date, either.
  by Jeff Smith
 
BandA wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:10 pm People still want to live in warm places, so demand will eventually return. No reason to hemorrhage money for months or a year or two by reopening too soon.
And it may have been ill-advised to open before the Orlando extension was open, as well.
  by BandA
 
I think they gained a lot of credibility by operating MIA-FLL. Do Brightline stations have official or historical station codes, probably not the ones I used!