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The Reviews are in: Brightline launch first commercial high-speed rail system in Florida


The Reviews are in: Brightline launch first commercial high-speed rail system in Florida

Brightline, the United States’ first privately-owned high speed rail service launched in Florida earlier this year, connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

In a recent review published by luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, the quality of the Passenger Wi-Fi service was one of several onboard amenities highlighted for praise, with the article describing the service as “fast, steady and strong enough to stream or play video games.”

Conde Nast Traveler also appreciated that the same Wi-Fi network was used at all stations and onboard all vehicles, eliminating the inconvenience of signing in at multiple points at the station or when boarding: “Connect once and you’re good to go.” Each seat is also equipped with two USB ports and two outlets, so passengers can keep their smart devices charged while they browse.

The Brightline service offers passengers two main options when booking, ‘Smart’ and ‘Select’. While Conde Nast Traveler noted that both options include “comfy seats, free Wi-Fi, and the greater Brightline train experience” the reviewer commented that the ‘Select’ service was “worth the upgrade” due to the personal welcome when boarding and the vast selection of complimentary food and drinks on offer during the voyage.

This month, Brightline entered into a partnership with Virgin Group and will be rebranded Virgin Trains USA in 2019.

Access the original Conde Nast Traveler article here – Riding the Brightline, America’s Train of the Future