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Brightline releases train schedules, prices for West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale service

Posted at 4:59 AM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 20:07:06-05

Brightline on Thursday morning released train schedules and prices for service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale.

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Riders can book service starting on Saturday, Jan. 13. at 8 a.m. departing West Palm Beach and arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 8:40 a.m.

Weekday trains depart West Palm Beach starting at 6 a.m. and will leave every hour. Introductory service will feature 10 daily round trips during the weekdays and nine on the weekends.

The one-way cost is $10 for "Smart Service" and $15 for “Select Service," which offers wider seats, complimentary beverages and snacks and free parking.

Seniors, active military and veterans will receive a 10 percent pricing discount, and kids 12 years old and under will receive a 50 percent pricing discount.

The last train Saturday night that departs West Palm Beach for Fort Lauderdale is at 9:30 p.m.

The last train that leaves Fort Lauderdale for West Palm Beach on Saturday night is at 10:55 p.m. and arrives at 11:35 p.m.

Brightline's downtown West Palm Beach station is located at 501 Evernia St. 

The Fort Lauderdale station is located on NW 2nd Ave. near downtown and about a 12-minute drive to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. 

Brightline is expected to expand operations to MiamiCentral, an 11-acre multi-modal hub, in the coming months. Construction on phase 2, connecting to the Orlando International Airport, will begin in 2018.

Click here to book your tickets.

Brightline's booking system experienced issues Thursday following the announcement. The company released this statement:

"There was significant excitement regarding Brightline’s launch this morning. We are working to resume booking through the website and mobile apps as soon as possible. Brightline looks forward to welcoming our guests on board this weekend."

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio met with Brightline officials late Thursday afternoon to talk about quiet zones.

Brightline will now have until March 26 to get all quiet zones ready and then 21 days to certify them. By April 17, all quiet zones are required to be enacted in Palm Beach County.

Brightline will work from north to south, starting at 15th Street.

They're required to report every 15 days.

Brightline released the following statement early Thursday afternoon:

"All safety upgrades required for Brightline’s service are in place. Brightline is working with the three county transportation planning agencies to implement a quiet zone between 15th Street in downtown West Palm Beach and PortMiami in downtown Miami. Quiet zones are expected to be implemented over the next few months as more construction is required."

Mayor Muoio said she doesn't plan to attend Friday's media event for Brightline.