Brightline to begin making trips to Miami May 19

Posted at 12:52 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 17:23:19-04

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's newest train is expanding to Miami.

The Miami Herald reports the expansion was made official during a ceremony at Brightline's downtown MiamiCentral station on Friday morning.

The higher speed train is operating between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and will add a route to Miami starting May 19. Each segment takes 30 minutes.

Since the train began service at least four people have been struck and killed and at least three others were hit and survived.

Train officials have stepped up safety measures, warning people that the train travels faster than other trains passing through the area.

Brightline is a privately funded service owned by Florida East Coast Railway.

For now, the train will operate eight northbound trips and eight southbound trips daily.

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