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#1581 cirdan

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:17 AM

Inauguration of service on Brightline between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is slated for late July, followed by a late August extension of service to Miami Central

http://www.progressi...lynews3/13/2017

 

Is that basically just to test things a bit more with passengers on board?

 

I can't see much of a business case for a train not going to Miami.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:41 AM

Inauguration of service on Brightline between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is slated for late July, followed by a late August extension of service to Miami Central

http://www.progressi...lynews3/13/2017

 
Is that basically just to test things a bit more with passengers on board?
 
I can't see much of a business case for a train not going to Miami.
Yes. They even say on the article that there will only be one grand opening in September after MIA-WPB is open. So it's like a soft opening in two phases.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

Frankly, it's smart.  They might burn a few hundred thousand dollars running mostly-empty trains but it beats having OBS who are still learning the ropes under real-world conditions on some presumably packed trains at the grand opening.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:41 PM

I definitely will be making a pilgrimage to Miami to ride the route from Miami to wpb.




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