Aventura Is Coming: The Brightline Station Will Soon Be A Reality
July 15, 2021
Brightline's Aventura station will open at the 19800 block of West Dixie Highway.
Things are warming up, with it’s boots on the ground, as Brightline getting ready to reopen with a brighter, revamped service, this Fall. In the meantime, Brightline wanted to loop you in on their most recent update. They heard you loud and clear, this past year, they have focused on all those expansions that will keep you connected to the people and places that matter the most to you.
Located at the halfway point between their Miami and Fort Lauderdale stations, this new 17,500 square-foot station will have unique features that include a new pedestrian bridge over West Dixie Highway and a Miami-Dade Transit bus drop-off canopy. The Aventura station, located just west of Aventura Mall, will be built on three acres of land. The station itself, includes a 860-foot platform, along the tracks to which Brightline and parent company Florida East Coast Railway, have the right-of-way. Construction will also add 240 parking spaces and the site includes, a bus drop-off area. Love to shop? Then you’re in luck, as the station design includes a bridge that will connect to the Aventura Mall in the future. In a recent interview with Eric Claussen, SVP of Design and Deve-lopment, he was asked to give more details about this upcoming station.
Why An Aventura Station?
The West Aventura location is a great opportunity to serve residents and workers in this area that is midway between the Miami and Fort Lauderdale stops. It is also located in an area with a lot of supporting roadway networks and Miami-Dade County Transit Connect-ions, this makes it easily accessible from any direction. Additionally, the future connection to the mall, makes this location, even more attractive.
What Amenities Will The Station Offer?
Along with our other stations – we have lounges to accommodate our passengers in air-conditioned comfort, while awaiting their train's arrival. This area is secured, will have grab and go offerings for guests at our newly designed, tech forward, Good to Go Retail Stores.
What Inspires The Design of This Station?
Movement has always been an inspiration to our station design and can be seen in the dynamic form created by the concrete V-braces, evident on Brightline's stations, both, here and at future locations. We are proud of this aesthetic and believe when people see our stations – they have come to know them as Brightline, by both of these V's, are also using our tasteful, signature yellow, within, the architectural designs.
What Is The Maximum Capacity of The Station?
The lounge seating capacity is roughly 100 seats with adequate standing room, if needed.
What Makes You Excited About This Station?
It’s an expansion of our family of stations – for me, what I find exciting about this and other expansion locations, is a validation that intercity passenger rail and connectivity of local destinations for shorter trips – either business or pleasure has a demand. Eight years ago, when I joined this team, I’m not sure that any of us could have foreseen, how the demand for our services would go, they have gone far beyond, the original, four station locations.
Brightline Trains Operating at Top Speeds
For the first time since Brightline began testing, trains will be able to operate at the FRA approved and authorized top speeds of 79 miles per hour outside of the specific testing zones and along the entire 67 mile corridor, from West Palm Beach to Miami. Trains will be adhering to quiet zones throughout testing and will not sound horns, in the designated areas. With trains now operating on the tracks at more regular intervals and at top speeds, Brightline is reminding the public, pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to make safe choices around trains and crossings. The safety message is simple: Look, Listen, Live. Drivers and pedestrians should obey all traffic laws around crossings and never stop on the tracks! Remain alert and aware, when you are near railroad tracks and only cross the tracks, at a railroad crossing.
Brightline Stations & Parking Garages are Located in Downtown City Centers
600 NW 1st Ave., Miami, FL 33136
Parking Garage: 161 NW 6th Street, Miami, FL 33136 (entrance is on NW 1st Ct.)
Fort Lauderdale Station:
101 NW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Parking Garage: 300 NW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
West Palm BeachStation:
501 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Parking Garage: 511 Evernia St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Brightline is the only private high-speed, passenger rail system in the United States, providing modern, eco-friendly train service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, there are plans to expand North to Orlando, Florida. Brightline was recognized in 2020, by the 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 of the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs, congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly to, are too long to drive to and there are immediate plans, that will connect to Las Vegas and as well as, Southern California.