Brightline is now targeting a 2028 opening date for a rail service that would begin in Miami and end in Tampa, according to Florida Today.
An executive for the company also confirmed that the cost of a Brightline ticket between Miami and Orlando would be around $100.
Construction between Miami and Orlando is now 63% complete, with service expected to begin in early 2023, the executive said.
Travel time is expected to be a little over three hours – faster than “the best-circumstance driving trip,” he added.
An onward connection to Disney Springs is also planned, but there are groups in Orlando trying to hold up the project in an effort to make the company take a longer route. Brightline says the alternative proposal would be more expensive to build.
From Disney, an 84-mile extension to Tampa is planned. Environmental review on that leg is currently underway.
The Miami to Orlando extension is forecast to cost $2.7 billion. An extension from Orlando to Tampa will bring the company’s total investment in Florida to $8 billion.