A message to Hallandale Beach Residents


What: GoBrightline will test the new signal system upgrades along the FEC Railway/Brightline corridor between south of downtown Fort Lauderdale (New River bridge) in Broward County and 71st Street and NE Miami Court in Miami-Dade County starting tomorrow and continuing into early next week. As testing progresses, trains will ultimately reach top speeds of 79 mph.

While the signal testing is underway, detail police officers and safety personnel will be stationed at certain crossings to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians. The safety personnel will protect these crossings by “flagging” or blocking the grade crossings prior to the train arrival, as the train traverses the crossing and until it is safely past the crossing. The crossings that require flagging are between NE 203rd St/Ives Dairy Road to 71st Street/NE Miami Court in Miami-Dade County.

Safety is Brightline’s top priority, and the company encourages the public to adhere to the laws and regulations as they interact with the railway.

Where: All at-grade crossings between south of the New River in Fort Lauderdale and 71st Street in Miami-Dade County

Saturday, April 7, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please note that the timing of these upgrades is subject to change due to construction and weather-associated impacts.

About Brightline

Brightline is the new benchmark for travel by train in America with express inter-city passenger rail service connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando. Providing a travel option that lives at the intersection of transportation and hospitality, the service will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of Southeast Florida. Brightline is the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. For more information, visit the Brightline website: and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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