AVENTURA, FL – Today, Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, along with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman and City of Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman held a first look of the future Aventura station, which is set to open in weeks. County and city officials were joined by members of the media and the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) as some of the first to preview the Aventura Station.
The event began at 10 a.m. with brief remarks by Brightline’s president, Patrick Goddard, followed by Commissioner Heyman, Mayor Weisman and CITT Second Vice Chairman Robert Wolfarth. The remarks were followed by a tour of the station and concluded with media interviews. The group was joined by city officials from the City of Aventura including the incoming commissioners and mayor, Howard Weinberg.
Located across from Aventura Mall, Brightline’s Aventura station, platform and vertical towers feature 34,000 square feet of space and an 860-foot center loaded platform located within the Florida East Coast Railway and Brightline right-of-way.
Brightline will provide frequent, express service from the Aventura station to downtown Miami during the peak morning commute period and return service during the evening rush hour period. Trip time between downtown Miami and Aventura is expected to take about 17 minutes. Miami-Dade County will offer subsidized fares for a percentage of riders between Aventura and MiamiCentral.
The station will include its signature autonomous MRKT, SMART and PREMIUM lounges and Brightline+ services. After passing through security, Brightline passengers will be able to access the skybridge from the passenger lounge utilizing an elevator or escalators to the vertical transportation towers. Brightline has also started the design of its east bridge that will connect the platform to Aventura Mall.
The Aventura station has been designed to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver criteria as part of Brightline’s goals to reduce contribution to global climate change, enhance individual human health and protect water resources. These LEED Silver station design features include a solar canopy and installation of electric charging vehicles to reduce emissions and encourage clean transportation, a careful selection of materials to increase healthy indoor spaces and smart technology to reduce water use.
The Brightline Aventura station will be located at 19796 West Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33180.
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Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The company currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.