Brightline is a high-speed rail system that is looking to better connect the biggest cities in Florida. Its newest station will join the Orlando Airport in 2023. The organization shared a first look inside its newest facility in January, and has now officially unveiled the new station to city officials.
The new 37,000+ sq. ft. space includes Mary Mary Bar, roomy lounges, MRKT PLACE grab-and-go, complimentary WiFi, charging stations, a BrightKids play area, and more. It’s all designed to offer travelers an elevated travel experience and open up a whole new world of travel options.
“We’re #OnTrackToOrlando and ready to connect millions of guests between Central and South Florida with high-speed, eco-friendly, hospitality-driven train travel,” said Brightline officials in a release.
Brightline connects Central and South Florida
The new Orlando train station will connect 170 miles of track from Central Florida to the rest of South Florida. Tickets will go on sale this May for future dates with SMART fares starting at $79 and PREMIUM fares starting at $149. SMART fare bundles for families of four will be available for less than $199 one-way.
Now you can cut your travel time in half and take a train from Orlando to Miami without the traffic. Here are just a few fun highlights for soon-to-be travelers:
- 2 hours from Orlando to West Palm Beach
- Travel through Florida at 125 mph
- 100% Carbon Neutral footprint for a cleaner way to ride
Major train expansion could bring a station to Tampa
Brightline’s new Terminal C at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a part of the company’s Phase 2 expansion into Central Florida including a Tampa extension. The massive infrastructure project is making progress and encompasses four zones including the area of the Orlando International Airport and the Brightline Vehicle Maintenance Facility.
This monumental endeavor, which will use 225 million pounds of American steel, will include the laying of 490,000 ties and transporting 2.35 million tons of granite and limestone by 20,000 railcars. Additionally, approximately 2 million spikes and bolts will be hammered and put in place over the next 36 months.
What to read next:
- Japanese Dessert Bar opening in Brandon
- TPA named one of the best airport’s for food in America
- Massive Target opening in Wesley Chapel
- Inside VR Galaxy Lounge, a virtual reality arcade in Tampa
- Blind Tiger opens new cafe inside International Mall
- Kura Sushi plans to open new Tampa restaurant