Brightline’s construction project to build a rail line between Miami and Orlando is now about halfway complete.
The news was revealed in a December 11 filing to investors. The company also added that the project is on time and within budget.
That’s good news for Brightline, which is planning to launch the new train service to Orlando in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Groundbreaking took place in April 2019. Around 925 construction workers were on the job as of November.
Construction between West Palm Beach and Cocoa was 38% complete, with substantial completion expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Work between Cocoa and Orlando International Airport was 57% complete, with substantial completion expected in June 2022.
Within Orlando International Airport, four miles of rail alignment was more than 50% complete, with completion expected in October 2021.
A vehicle maintenance facility at Orlando International Airport is 23% complete, with substantial completion expected in March 2022. However, tracks will be in place to be able to receive new cars by September 2021.
Construction on the first of five new Siemens trainsets for the service is a month ahead of schedule. Delivery is expected in September 2021.
By 2023, Brightline expects to achieve an average fare of $100 from Miami to Orlando, and $45 from Miami to West Palm Beach.
Here’s an exact timeline of when the company expects service to begin or resume:
Miami to West Palm Beach – Third quarter of 2021
Aventura – Third quarter of 2021
PortMiami – First quarter of 2022
Boca Raton – First quarter of 2022
Extension to Orlando – Fourth Quarter of 2022
Station at Disney Springs – Fourth Quarter of 2023