All Aboard’s Brightline is 65 percent complete between Miami and WPB

Construction on the first phase of All Aboard Florida’s Brightline passenger rail service is more than 65 percent complete, a company official said.

Construction continues on the All Aboard Florida train station on the Florida East Coast Railway in downtown West Palm Beach on September 6, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Construction continues on the All Aboard Florida train station on the Florida East Coast Railway in downtown West Palm Beach on September 6, 2016. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

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.

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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.