WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Brightline rail service from West Palm Beach to Miami is should resume next month after stopping trains in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
At a press event held in Miami on Tuesday, Brightline announced a new ridesharing service that aims to provide seamless trips to their stations.
Called Brightline +, the new service will allow train passengers to use the company’s app to book and pay for a ride.
Brightline + will have a fleet of Tesla, shared electric vans and shuttles that will take passengers from station to station. Vehicles will travel within a five mile radius of Brightline stations.
“The service will allow customers to book seamless transportation across multiple modes of private and public transportation for the first and last mile of their trips, making Brightline the most integrated multi-modal planning and ticketing app in America. North, “the company said in a statement. Press release.
Brightline has stated that all of its vehicles will be driven by private drivers checked and trained by Brightline and its mobility partner.
Trains are expected to resume regular service from November 8 with stops in West Palm Beach, Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
However, Brightline will be offering a preview period from November 1-7 as they polish their service. The company said 100% of this week’s rates will go to 211.
The company said full Brightline + service won’t start until December. Shared vehicles will then be free for the rest of the year.
Even during the shutdown, the company continued to build runways for extended service in Orlando, which is set to open end of 2022 or beginning of 2023.