Good things come to those who wait.
That was the message Brightline sent to Miami commuters on Friday as it announced that its fast-travel rail service was finally coming to downtown — and not just “soon” or “in the coming weeks” as the company been known to promise over the past year.
If you’re interested in a half-hour, one-way ride to Fort Lauderdale or an hour-long zip to West Palm Beach, Saturday, May 19 — no turning back now, Brightline —is officially when regular service will begin to and from downtown’s MiamiCentral station, Goddard announced during a ribbon-cutting at the new station on Friday morning.
Brightline, a privately funded rail service owned by Florida East Coast Railway, hosted the mayors of Miami and Miami-Dade County along with South Florida Congresswomen Frederica Wilson and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at its newly risen station.
Introductory fares for a one-way Miami-to-West Palm ride will begin at $15 for “Smart” service and cost $25 for the less-luxurious “Select” option. Riding between Miami and Fort Lauderdale will run you between $10 and $15.
Discounts are available for children, senior citizens and active or formerly military service men and women.
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