Going between Miami and Fort Lauder dale can be a bit of a headache for Florida residents. It’s a 30-minute drive only when there is no traffic, but can double when it comes to rush hour. If there’s an accident or some type of road work occurring, the time spent in traffic can seem endless. Bright line train, which is a passenger rail system that is privately owned, is now a new option for those needing to try the travel in between the major South Florida cities of Miami and fort Lauder dale.
The Bright line train is serviced by All Aboard Florida and owned by Fortress Investment Group. It became available to customers May 19th 2018. It’s been running various routes stretching from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauder dale since January and also extending service to Magic City. This is a huge step when it comes to reducing traffic and giving green-friendly travel alternatives.
If you’re going between Miami and Fort Lauder dale you can use the Bright line train many times a day. For most days of the week the train leaves from Miami at 7:10 a.m. and the last train departing at 11:10 p.m. As for Fort Lauder dale, expect its first train to leave Miami at 6:12 a.m. and have the last train depart at 9:42 p.m. Both routes take approximately 33 to 35 minutes depending on the direction you’re going. The Bright line train can reach speeds up to 79 miles per hour. Fortress Investment Group says when you compare this to cars on Interstate 95 going 35 miles per hour, the Bright-line train gets Florida residents moving.
During their trips, riders can enjoy free WI-fi, USB ports, power outlets, aisle walking and leather seats. There’s even a choice for special lounges food service. Fortress Investment Group has big plans for its Bright line train. They’re looking to expand commuter rail service in various cities throughout the United States. Fortress investment group co-owner and co-Chief Executive Officer, Wes Eden looks to extend all routes for the Miami west palm beach area stretching to Orlando. This is a total of 235 miles, however Fortress Investment Groups says the concept for this route what happened in the years to come.
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