Brightline’s New Station At Orlando Airport On Track To Welcome Passengers From Miami In 2022

At Orlando International Airport, Brightline’s station is getting ready to welcome travelers arriving from Miami in late 2022.

The facility is mostly complete, including tracks and platforms, and was built as part of an Internodal center at the airport.

The intermodal facility’s parking garage is already in use by airport employees.

A people mover system connects the facility to the main terminal at the airport.

Brightline said last month that build out of the Miami to Orlando line remains on track for completion in late 2022 with no delays despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 895 construction workers were actively engaged in the build-out of Brightline’s system to Orlando in March 2021, the company said.

 

The facility appears ready to go, and awaits completion of the tracks and other infrastructure:

 

A people mover connects to the terminals:

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Drove on the 528 this weekend and saw the construction on the side of he highway, they’re building alot of bridges for it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

the train will be on the bridge, or cars are on bridges?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Train

Anonymous
4 months ago

And tunnels, too. The technique used to build this one (box jacking) is the 1st time it was ever used in the U.S. with an active highway passing over (built by an Italian company who has been building tunnels like this since the early 70s). https://bit.ly/3aSsLK8

Anonymous
4 months ago

Now, if they can only find passengers for this boondoggle…

Anonymous
4 months ago

It has to be marketed to tourist

Anonymous
4 months ago

Welp, they better not rely on you!

Anonymous
4 months ago

This terminal has been ready for over two years. This isn’t news

Anonymous
4 months ago

It is for some people. BTW the facility is amazing. Hoping the signature bridge project turns out half as good and it would be worth every cent.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This terminal looks basic compared to the Miami one.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That’s probably because it is at the airport and not downtown or on I-Drive or at Disney Springs.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Still looks better than the concrete monstrosity Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach ones.

Ken
4 months ago

It’s more like Orlando’s version of the MIC at MIA

Anonymous
4 months ago

I am trying to understand the benefits of the new Brightline train to the Disney resort hotel guests arriving at the Orlando Airport.
The current transportation systems delivers people by bus to the various terminals in less than 40 minutes from any resort.
The airport Brightline station requires a 5 minute ride from a single pickup point at the airport, and a several minute walk to the train. Trains go to a single point on the Disney property which means a bus (or possibly rail) transfer to get to the hotel. The total time just to transfer is over 20 minutes. Trains will depart to Disney at a 1 hour interval (might be 30 min if demand is huge).
Travel time on the train will be more than 15 minutes. The Brightline will share the low speed Sun Rail corridor for a portion of the ride, and will probably stop at a Sun Rail station.
Where are the benefits to the rider?

Anonymous
4 months ago

The parks will provide their own shuttle services and there’s a proposed SunRail link.

AvgJoe
4 months ago

I don’t think the primary driver was visitors arriving at MCO. I think the rail to Disney is to bring in visitors from the east coast (MIA, FLL, etc) cruise passengers, and any locals not wanting to drive.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thanks.. because I decided to not waste my time trying explain anything to anybody who can’t see the trees for the forest.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Good luck with that. The improved rail line from Miami to Melbourne is for increased freight from the expanded Panama Canal, not really passenger traffic.