Brightline’s Miami-Orlando Rail Line Is Now 60% Complete

Brightline has reached a new milestone in their construction work that will allow trains to run from Miami to Orlando, the company said today.

As of today, construction crews have completed 60% of the work needed to complete the route, Brightline said.

The project remains on schedule, the company told investors recently.

Last month, Brightline told investors that there were over 1,130 construction workers actively engaged in the buildout of the system to Orlando during June 2021.

The project also remained within budget, the company said. Brightline has a combined construction budget of approximately $2.7 billion for both the new route to Orlando as well as new stations in the Miami area.

Groundbreaking of the new Orlando line took place in April 2019. The 50% mark was reached in December 2020.

Substantial completion of the work to Orlando is expected in December 2022, which will be followed by testing.

If the work and testing remains on schedule, the first customers will be able to board trains between Miami and Orlando in mid-2023.

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

We need a stop at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This MF The Next Broward mfer

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s way off – take tri-rail instead to Holywood station and then take the free airport shuttle while there

Anonymous
1 month ago

No one wants to do the milk run in a train with a broken Ac in 94 degrees.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They will if they cannot afford the AC. It happens all the time. But we understand that you live in a pretend world where all is fine and dandy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then go back to NY

Anonymous
1 month ago

The issue is, the tracks are on a curve closest to the airport, and anywhere further would require walking considerable distance. I don’t think they’re going to build a people mover like MIA either.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s actually in their plans. FEC runs right through the airport property so it makes perfect sense. Especially if the commuter line being built there gets extended into Broward and Palm Beach like Tri Rail

Anonymous
1 month ago

WE do not NEED a stop at FLL.
YOU WANT at stop at FLL.

And a pony, sprinkles on your ice cream, 85ft wide sidewalks, mass transit (paid for by someone else) from the Everglades to SouthBeach…..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Now they need to get moving on Brightline West so we can start cruising at 200 mph between LA and Vegas rather than going through all that airport hassle between the two

MIami kid
1 month ago

There is already a project for rail from Vegas to suburban LA.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Suburban LA?
Victorville more like the boonies

Anonymous
1 month ago

They don’t have the money for that project and the train will not be going at 200 MPH.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Congrats

Anonymous
1 month ago

So in a year and a half they hit 50%, but in the last 8 months only another 10%

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wife and four kids…. Van or train to Orlando?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think it was clear a long time ago that brightline wasn’t really for most locals. Selling packages with cruise lines seems like the best choice.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stay home

Anonymous
1 month ago

Intercity bus, if you want to scar your kids for life.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Van.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Rent a Slingshot and pile in.

Anonymous
1 month ago

it’s nice to have a choice huh?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Train. All the cool families will be doing it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hope they start on the disney part soon

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please hurry into Tampa Bay!!!
Who do we need to lobby to excellorate this process into Tampa Bay… Screw I-4 Traffic??
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Anonymous
1 month ago

Congratulations to Brightline!!! And capitalism! Miami Dade still can’t get the commuter line decision completed. It takes the county decades just to commit.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I remember when it was being sold through Brevard county , now no stop here, we rural rubes only get to gaze at the delay at our rail crossing as it heads from one majorly served city to another.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Any map to show please?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good progress.

The comments in here are inane and demonstrate exactly why Florida is a sh*thole.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stopping in Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie & Vero Beach then to Orlando and beyond!

MIami kid
1 month ago

Just drive to Orlando.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We need a stop to Port St Lucie

Anonymous
1 month ago

Show me the research that was put in place that make this profitable any one here hello

Anonymous
1 month ago

You first.. show me the research that said it wouldn’t be profitable.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are they high speed bullet trains?

Mr. Culo
1 month ago

No, they are sausage trains.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

MIami kid
1 month ago

I love long sausages. Hmm…

BDub
1 month ago

Top speed will be 125 mph (200 kph) in rural areas.
So same speed as some of the drivers on the Turnpike.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wish.
There are always some horrible drivers poking along in the passing lanes without passing anyone.
They are usually breathing through their mouth, and and a long line of cars behind them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No. Diesel technology. There was a proposal by the federal government to build HSR from Tampa to Orlando back in 2011, Rick Scott killed it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Of course he did, typical Rick Scott.

wsh
1 month ago

Yeah I voted on that HSR $.01 tax increase to pay for it. Soooo typical