Woman struck by Brightline train identified

Brightline on Thursday morning released train schedules and prices for service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale

After the woman was hit police were called to 600 North Florida East Coast Railway at 6:25 p.m., said Jaclyn Smith, a spokeswoman for Boynton Beach police.

Original story: A woman was struck and killed by a Brightline train Friday night, according to a spokesperson with the Boynton Beach Police Department.

Witnesses told police the woman tried to make it across after the guard rails were down, attempting to beat the train, which was traveling north.

Earlier in the day, Brightline officials hosted local media outlets and other representatives to display its new high-speed train service.

The accident takes place hours before the official debut of the route that will take passengers from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach at speeds as high as 70 miles per hour.

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The death investigation is ongoing at this time.

Brightline, a privately funded train line, began regular service Saturday with initial fares at $10 to $15 a ride.

Passengers were transferred to buses and taken to West Palm Beach.

Another leg linking Miami to Fort Lauderdale is next, but a date hasn't been announced.

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