How is it going on Brightline's first day?

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How is it going on Brightline's first day?
Posted by overall on Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:06 PM

I'm dying to know. How is it going on the first day of revenue service on Brightline? Are the trains carrying a lot of people? Are the trains performing well? Has anything gone wrong? Are there any TRAINS staffers riding? Enquiring minds want to know.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:35 AM

Well first they ran over some lady that ducked under the gates on the inaugural run on Friday.    They have been having fairly massive issues selling tickets via thier website.    You tube videos of the runs......show the trains partally empty so far.    Brightline management was also reluctant to release ridership stats for the first day and with the ticketing issue I think that is a smart move to keep that under wraps.   The Passengers that rode the train all gave favorable reviews.

Probably going to need more runway to determine if this is going to be a financial success or not.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:28 PM

One thing I note from the videos is the width of the aisles. Appear much wider than Amtrak's. Poster comments on ride quality, and quietness of the cars. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEMXsvKcHqg

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