PRESS RELEASE_April 30, 2018- Today, Brightline announced a new schedule for late night departures between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6, to accommodate attendees of SunFest. SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival, takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach, a short 10-minute walk from the Brightline station. Additional late-night trains will depart the West Palm Beach station at 11:45 p.m. on May 4 and 5 and 10 p.m. on May 6 to accommodate the closing acts. Brightline is also offering a 50 percent discount to guests who use the promo code SUNFEST on the Go Brightline app, website or in-station kiosk.
Brightline is also excited to announce its new Brightline In Focus Photo Contest! Riders are encouraged to submit their best pictures of their Brightline experience by May 31 and four lucky winners will receive a Brightline all-access monthly Smart Pass for unlimited rides between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The first-place winner will also take home a $1,500 cash prize. Please visit this link to enter and for complete contest rules: http://woobox.com/3jnsnh and don’t forget to follow Brightline on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. (Brightline is also asking participants to exercise safety while taking pictures and stay off the train tracks.)
Please visit www.gobrightline.com or download the Go Brightline app to view train schedules and book tickets.
Hundreds came to the farewell party for the North Palm Beach Country Club's historic 55-year-old Clubhouse, which will be demolished in June to make way for a new, 37,000 square-foot clubhouse, set to open in late summer, 2019. The party featured a barbeque buffet, a raffle and live music by Memory Lane, as well as a live auction of Village memorabilia. We're going to miss the New Year's Eve party!
PRESS RELEASE_April 26, 2018- Today, Brightline announced a new schedule for introductory service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. This new schedule has been implemented to accommodate the upcoming expansion of service to Miami.
On weekdays, Brightline operates an hourly schedule. Trains depart from West Palm Beach on the hour, except for the first train that departs at 5:30 a.m., and from Fort Lauderdale at 37 minutes past the hour, except on Fridays when there is an additional departure at 11:57 p.m.
On weekends, Brightline operates 90-minute intervals between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
This new schedule will begin on Saturday and is already available for booking.
The new departure times will remain the same when service opens to Miami.
Guests are encouraged to check the Go Brightline app or the website to book a ticket or get more information.
Brightline initiated this change to accommodate the start of simulated service, or testing without passengers, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Simulated service will begin on Saturday. This is part of the necessary training and testing required before revenue service begins in the coming weeks.
The public is strongly encouraged to follow the laws around active railroad tracks. See tracks? Think trains! As part of its expanded outreach plan that began in early 2017, Brightline is working with Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing accidents near railroad tracks. Brightline has already started its aggressive outreach campaign, including:
Please visit www.gobrightline.com for more information and let us know if you have any questions.
We did a doubletake on April 19 after seeing these two historic boats cruising on the IntraCoastal by the North Palm Marina. I think Columbus took a wrong turn! (Photos by Pam Barker/North Palm Beach Life).
(RELEASE)_The Village of North Palm Beach invites the public to a farewell party for the historic Village Clubhouse, where generations of locals will celebrate their favorite Country Club memories and enjoy time with neighbors, old friends and new acquaintances. The event is set for Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Village Clubhouse, 951 U.S. Highway 1.
It will be the last event held at the 55-year-old clubhouse, which will be demolished in June in preparation for a new, 37,000 square-foot clubhouse that will open in late summer of 2019.
The party will include a barbeque buffet, drinks, a raffle and a cash bar. Live music will be provided by Memory Lane from 2 to 5 p.m.
And for those who want to take home a piece of Village memorabilia, there will be a live auction of the clubhouse’s unique pineapple light fixtures, bar tables with the Village logo, and the bar stools where countless golfers have become legends. A separate and more comprehensive auction of other clubhouse items, appliances and furniture will be held online beginning May 1.
The clubhouse and pool were built for $400,000 and opened in 1963. In recent years, escalating costs of maintenance and repairs prompted the Village Council to fund construction of a new clubhouse, which will include a community room/banquet facility, restaurant, pro shop, locker rooms and storage for Village golf carts. It will cost about $18 million.
(RELEASE)_Today, Brightline announced it has updated the weekend schedule to add a later train departing from the West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale stations on Friday nights. The last train will depart West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale at 9:00 p.m., arriving at 9:40 p.m. The last train will depart Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach at 10:55 p.m., arriving at 11:35 p.m.
Brightline initiated this change to accommodate the increased demand from its guests. With the schedule immediately going into effect, this will allow the high volume of visitors for the Tortuga Music Festival this weekend to take advantage of the later trains. Please visit www.gobrightline.com for more information.
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