Brightline to begin private passenger rail service on Saturday

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Brightline's BrightBlue trainset in West Palm Beach, Fla., in 2016.
Bob Johnston
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Finally: Brightline trains begin revenue runs on Saturday.

The much anticipated and fought-about private passenger service slated to run on Florida East Coast Railway tracks begins Jan. 13 with an 8 a.m. departure from West Palm Beach headed about 45 miles south to Fort Lauderdale.

One-way tickets for "select service" are $15 and $10 for "smart service." Brightline's ticketing website shows 10 south-bound trips. Ticketing for round-trips and north-bound trips became live only Thursday morning. Round-trips are $30 and $20 for select and smart service, respectively.

Other ticketing services including package deals for service between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, were unavailable early Thursday.

More information is available online.

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