Getting Ready to Wow in West Palm Beach
March 30, 2017
In just a few short months, Brightline’s West Palm Beach train station will be welcoming guests and providing them with express inter-city train service to Fort Lauderdale aboard beautiful new trains custom-built for comfort and convenience. Let’s take a look at the West Palm Beach station’s current state of construction as it is nearing completion.
Around the exterior of the station, dark and light gray pavers are being installed. In addition, landscaping and irrigation is also being put into place around the station.
Inside the building on the ground floor, the lobby is shaping up. The tile floor is being installed and the ticketing desks are being outfitted. Solid surfaces will be used on some of the walls in the lobby and concourse. The escalators going up to the concourse level are in and the elevators are also being installed.
Moving up to the concourse level, floor tile is being installed, lighting is in and the hanging of the ceiling paneling is underway.
The escalators and elevators from the Concourse to the Platform level have been installed and finishing work is taking place.
On the platforms where guests will board Brightline, the structural framing of the canopies and decking is proceeding.
In another milestone, Moss Construction, the contractor for Brightline responsible for building the train station, is getting ready to start up the building’s mechanical systems including the chiller, HVAC units and electrical systems, including the generator, in preparation for final testing and inspection.
Across from the train station, the parking garage and residential units are well underway. Moss has poured through the eighth level of the parking deck and the 12th level East residential deck. Masonry erection up the East side is ongoing. Within the next two weeks, Moss will start East side site work and building exterior façade finishes including windows, doors, stucco and paint.
Stay tuned for more information on Brightline’s residential offerings in West Palm Beach.
Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, is within months of its much anticipated service launch, marking the first time a new private infrastructure passenger rail project will initiate operations in the US in more than 100 years. Brightline is gearing up for the initial introduction of the hospitality-focused service, providing a needed alternative to South Florida’s congested roadways. Introductory express service will begin between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in late July, followed by train service to Miami in late August. The company is anticipating a grand opening and official launch of the train service in September.