A new high-speed train route – which will soon connect Miami to Orlando International Airport – is due to open early next year, 2023.
Once in operation the route, which is operated by Brightline, will connect passengers to and from Orlando’s main international airport to the center of Miami in three hours – with trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 125 miles-per-hour.
Who Is Responsible For The New High-Speed Train Route?
Brightline is the company responsible for the construction of the new high-speed train route – which will soon be able to transport passengers from Miami to Orlando international airport, and vice versa.
The company prides itself on being the “only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America – and is using 100% American-made recycled materials to construct the route’s tracks.
It has been reported that close to 1200 construction workers have been working hard to complete the new route – with the total cost of the project standing at a whopping US$2.7 billion.
The project involves the laying of around 170-miles worth of new track.
Construction Of The New Route Is Around 80% Complete
The construction of the new rail line is at around 80% completion.
Once complete, the route will see Brightline’s high-speed trains transport passengers to and from Orlando International Airport’s new Intermodal Terminal Facility – located at the airport’s brand new Terminal C – which is due to have its grand opening in September this year (2022).
Just a few days ago, the project reached a new milestone when one of Brightline’s high-speed trains – which goes by the name of Bright Blue 2 – made its way into Orlando International Airport’s brand new train station for the very first time.
Click here to watch a video of the train’s arrival into the airport’s new Intermodal Terminal Facility.
Where Will The New Route Take Passengers To?
Once complete – and in operation – the new route will connect passengers from Orlando International Airport to the following stations:
- West Palm Beach (journey time – 2 hours)
- Fort Lauderdale (journey time – 2.5 hours)
- Miami (journey time – 3 hours).
There will also be three more stops added to the route in due course – with construction work having already begun on stations in Boca Raton, Aventura and also PortMiami – which is set to welcome a new mega cruise ship terminal next year.
Brightline also has big plans to expand the route to Disney Springs – which will allow passengers flying into Orlando International Airport to easily connect to Disney’s world-renowned theme parks.
There are also plans in the pipeline to add a connecting stop in the city of Tampa.
And, it has recently been reported that Brightline is planning to create a new route that would transport passengers between Los Angeles, California to the ‘Sin City’ of Las Vegas – with the journey taking around three hours.
How Long Will The New Route Take From Orlando International Airport To Miami?
The route between Miami and Orlando International Airport is expected to take three hours – which is considerably quicker than what the average car journey takes between the two cities.
This is made possible by Brightline’s high-speed trains – which are able to reach a top speed of up to 125 miles-per-hour along the route.
It also offers an alternative option for travelers looking to connect to the center of Miami – with passengers currently able to either take a connecting flight at Orlando’s airport or alternatively rent a car to transport themselves.
When Will The New Train Route Begin Operation?
Although no specific date has been set for when passengers will be able to travel on Brightline’s new high-speed route between Miami and Orlando International Airport – it is expected to be open early next year, 2023.
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