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Brightline, Florida’s express passenger rail service, will begin introductory service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach this Saturday, Jan. 13. The company expects to become fully operational and extend service into downtown Miami in the coming months.

Introductory service will feature 10 daily roundtrips during the weekdays and nine on the weekends, traveling between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in about 35 minutes. Introductory Try Our Train Fares pricing will be $10 per segment for Smart Service and $15 for Select Service. A segment is one way between the West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale Brightline stations. Seniors, active military and veterans will receive a 10 percent pricing discount, and kids 12 years old and under will receive a 50 percent pricing discount.

Brightline has also launched its mobile app and unveiled a new website, where guests can personalize and book their travel experience, check train times and ride. Introductory service will include frequent trips with trains departing as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 11 p.m. The schedules will differ between weekdays and weekends.

Brightline is expected to expand operations to MiamiCentral, the 11-acre multi-modal hub, in the coming months. Construction on Phase 2, connecting to the Orlando International Airport, will begin this year.

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