Construction on the first phase of All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger rail service is more than 65 percent complete, a company official said.
The first phase of project, which spans from Miami to West Palm Beach, includes the construction of three train stations and the installation of a second track along the Florida East Coast Railway line. All Aboard Florida plans to extend the service north to Orlando.
Brightline is set to hold a “Topping Out” ceremony on Friday at the site of the company’s passenger station in downtown West Palm Beach — an event that signifies work on the project has reached its top elevation.
The ceremony is another milestone for the station — which is set to open next year when Brightline begins carrying passengers between Miami and West Palm Beach.
Brightline plans to run 32 trains a day along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks with stops in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.