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Brightline expands train service during morning, evening rush hour

Posted at 4:23 AM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 04:53:32-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A new year means new options if you want to take a Brightline train to Miami.

The rail service announced new departures for 2019, giving you more options to head south, but it also means drivers will wait as rail crossings more often.

During the week, there will be additional train departures in the morning peak hours from West Palm Beach to Miami at 6 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

The first train arriving in West Palm Beach in the morning peak will be before 8 a.m. with a Miami departure at 6:40 a.m., arriving in West Palm Beach at 7:55 a.m.

An additional train in the afternoon peak hours will leave from Miami to West Palm Beach with departures at 4:40 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.

There is a later departure for the last train from West Palm Beach to Miami at 9:30 p.m. On weekends, departures are every two hours from West Palm Beach starting at 8 a.m., with additional trains from West Palm Beach at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and from Miami at 1:10 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Brightline is also bringing back its "Buzzer Beater" service, to accommodate fans heading to Miami Heat games. That will be in place for games from Jan. 4 to March 28.