Brightline Finishes Their New High-Speed Train Route From Orlando To South Florida
The track is 170 miles long and almost ready for travel. Passengers are expected to begin traveling on the new Brightline track on September 1, 2023.
The Orlando Brightline station is celebrating this week. They deserve to, this is a significant achievement. The completion of the new 170-mile Brightline track took 4 years and required the work of some 10,000 people to finish within that time.
A few last-minute minor details still need to be addressed for testing, according to local media sources. However, tickets are now available for the train’s new and extended line from Orlando to Miami. Service is expected to begin on Sept. 1, 2023, which will coincide with the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Not High Speed But Close Enough
Travelers should expect a quick three-hour ride from Orlando to South Florida, as the train reaches speeds of up to slightly over 100 miles per hour. Technically Brightline is not considered a “high-speed” train. There’s not much of an industry-standard definition of what a “high-speed” train actually is but generally “high-speed” trains are known to travel 125-155 mph, so, technically, Brightline is not one. However, it is referred to as a “higher-speed” route.
Other Brightline Destinations
The new Brightline station does include other destinations in Florida, such as West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura.
Brightline offers two different service classes. The Premium option, with one-way tickets starting at around $149, offers travelers larger seats and access to their own premium passengers-only lounge. The lounge offers complimentary drinks and snacks. On the other hand, the Smart option is a normal coach option and offers standard seating and tickets starting at $79. Brightline says the trains brag spacious leather seats, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, charging ports at every seat, and multiple onboard food and beverage stations. The train also accepts bicycles and provides storage for carry-on items throughout the coaches.
The 37,350-square-foot Orlando Station, sat next to Terminal C at the Orlando International Airport, features a modern two-story design, a kid’s zone, a cocktail bar, and luxury facilities.
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