Former NBA Champion Shane Battier to serve as “Guest Conductor” aboard Brightline's “Buzzer Beater” train

Two-time NBA champion will spend time aboard Brightline's Miami HEAT gameday service prior to game against Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 23


MIAMI – January 18, 2019 – Brightline, the nation's only privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail service, will have a special treat for fans heading to the January 23 game between the Miami HEAT and Los Angeles Clippers.


Shane Battier, former HEAT star and two-time NBA champion, will serve as Brightline's first “Guest Conductor” on its “Buzzer Beater” train service ahead of next week's Clippers game. Battier will spend time with fans at MiamiCentral, where he will welcome passengers aboard the train, make station announcements, as well as interact with fans. Battier – currently the HEAT's Vice President, Basketball Development and Analytics – will greet fans in Miami, before taking a quick trip to Fort Lauderdale, before riding back into MiamiCentral with a trainload of HEAT supporters on the “Buzzer Beater.”


Battier's visit is just the latest in a season-long push by Brightline to provide fans with a fun, interactive environment aboard the “Buzzer Beater” – which provides arrivals into MiamiCentral for HEAT games at the AmericanAirlines Arena and later train departures, allowing fans to stay until the game ends.



Former Miami HEAT star Shane Battier spending time pregame aboard the “Buzzer Beater” with fans prior to game against Los Angeles Clippers



Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 4:45-6:45 p.m.

Battier will be on the 5:10 p.m. train from MiamiCentral to Fort Lauderdale, and the 6:15 p.m. “Buzzer Beater” train from Fort Lauderdale to MiamiCentral



Brightline at MiamiCentral

600 NW 1st Ave.

Miami, FL 33136


Press Info:

All media are welcome to cover Shane Battier's trip. Any interested in attending, please contact Ali Soule ( by 1/22 at 5 p.m. Please advise if you are interested capturing footage at MiamiCentral or on-board the train.




About Brightline

About Brightline: Launched in 2018, Brightline is the only privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail service in the United States.  Providing fast, efficient, hospitality driven transportation featuring the latest in customer-friendly amenities, Brightline currently operates in Florida between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with plans to expand into Orlando and Tampa. The company recently announced that it intends to rebrand and transition to Virgin Trains USA this year and begin construction on a new express service connecting Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit our website: and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



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Ali Soule: 305-521-4853