Brightline announced today that it has completed construction of its project that will connect Miami and Orlando by rail.
A celebration was held at Brightline’s new Orlando International Airport Station this morning.
Groundbreaking for the project took place in June 2019.
Testing is continuing, with service expected to begin in Summer 2023. Testing at 110 mph through Brevard County is expected in July, the company said today.
It is the first privately completed intercity rail system in the U.S. since Henry Flagler built the railroad over a century ago. It is also the fastest train in the Southeastern U.S., reaching speeds of 130 MPH during testing.
Tickets are currently on sale for service beginning September 1.