Brightline Says Miami To Orlando Rail Line Construction Is Now 50% Complete, On Schedule

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

 

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Anonymous
2 months ago

Quit blocking Tri-Rail from downtown.

Anonymous
2 months ago

If Tri-Rail really wanted to have their trains service downtown Miami, they had decades to consider, plan, and execute it.

Tri-Rail is blocking themselves.

Anonymous
2 months ago

I’ll repeat what I wrote.

“If Tri-Rail really wanted to have their trains service downtown Miami, they had decades to consider, plan, and execute it.”

Stop blaming someone else for their failures.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Did you even read on why it’s not happening yet and the requirements… Brightline is just not operating trains yet so can’t get the certification…

Anonymous
2 months ago

So the Covid 19 virus is BrightLine’s fault?

Anonymous
2 months ago

95 is full of people. The market is there for trains.

Azarius
2 months ago

The pricing is going to create a issue for them. I can get on Amtrak from Winter Haven to Miami for $23 in 3 hours give or take

Anonymous
2 months ago

The pricing will not appeal to those looking for economy rather than convenience. Sure, Amtrak may be cheaper but their stations are nowhere near the downtown core, and their service/reliability is lackluster at best. $100 one way may be steep for the cost-conscious individual, but for your average Brickell/Downtown resident that is what they pay for a nice Friday night meal.

Azarius
2 months ago

Only downside is take the metro from the current Amtrak station near 79th to downtown still a better option and completely doable

Anonymous
2 months ago

To you possibly, but the vast majority would find it too cumbersome, even more so when you add on the quality of service of Amtrak. It is a great thing to have options, but to demand that Brightline lower prices to what is “affordable” is just unrealistic. When it comes to convenience for tourists and business people, Brightline is a great option. For us economical locals, our cars are our best bet for regular trips or if you have lots of time, Amtrak.

Anonymous
2 months ago

“By 2023, Brightline expects to achieve an average fare of $100 from Miami to Orlando”

And they don’t care if I get stoned on one their trains also, as long as I don’t bother the other passengers?

Seems like a good deal to me.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Winter Haven is Orlando International Airport and Disney Springs?

Anonymous
2 months ago

Look how nice the pavement is on either side of the tracks in this image. Why can’t all the roads that cross the tracks be smooth like this? Step it up!

Mr.Craig Lazell
2 months ago

Good for Brightline,brilliant trains and service the best thing that has ever happened.