An extension of the private railway Brightline will soon open in Orlando

An extension of the private railway Brightline will soon open in Orlando

The private railway company Brightline, which started operations in South Florida in 2018, is going to extend its line to Orlando in the nearest future.

The trains currently run along the state’s Southeast coast between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach, making 18 round trips per day and covering a distance of approximately 112 km. The newest Siemens trains with four railcars holding 248 passengers are utilised on this line. Last year, 1.3 million people benefited from the railway’s services.

According to Ben Porritt, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Brightline, the additional 274-kilometre line from West Palm Beach to the Orlando International Airport is already more than 90% complete. Its opening is scheduled for the summer 2023. A station in new Terminal C that only opened last year is still under construction. In the future, Brightline intends to open additional stations at the Orlando Convention Centre and at local theme parks and then extend the line to Tampa.

When the new railway line is open, the travel time from Orlando to Miami will be about three hours. Trains will develop the speed of up to 200 km/h. This infrastructure facility may significantly increase the value of real estate near the new line’s stations.

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