MiamiCentral Completion In 6-8 Weeks; Brightline Eyes Tampa, Jacksonville & Beyond

Brightline executives revealed new details about their plans for the speedy train service last week, at a press conference introducing the service:

  • MiamiCentral is expected to be ready for trains in 6-8 weeks
  • The company is looking at expanding rail service to Jacksonville and Tampa
  • Additional stops may be added in South Florida and the Treasure Coast
  • Brightline is also considering bringing their rail service to Atlanta-Charlotte, Houston-Dallas and Houston-Austin

Construction of the tracks to Orlando is expected to begin imminently.

Investors have been eager to buy the company’s bonds, with $2 billion in bids for the $600 million in notes sold last month – better than expected.