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Video Tour Of Brightline's Newly Completed Orlando Rail Terminal

Video Tour Of Brightline’s Newly Completed Orlando Rail Terminal

Brightline’s Orlando terminal is now nearly ready to accept passengers, new video shows.

The Orlando International Airport Intermodal Terminal, which includes the Brightline station, was completed in late 2017 at a cost of $684 million.

In addition to Brightline, the facility has platform space for Sunrail, a commuter rail line that could soon be extended to the airport. Another train service to Orlando’s International Drive area may also be added later. The facility also has 2,400 parking spaces.

An automated people mover system was also completed last year, allowing passengers to quickly connect to the airport’s air terminals.

Brightline still needs to complete double tracking between West Palm Beach and Cocoa Beach, and build new tracks from Cocoa Beach to the airport. Late last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation agreed to an extension for Brightline to complete a bond sale, giving the company until the end of 2018 to sell $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to fund the project (several Florida congressmen have been trying to block the sale).

Passengers from Miami will arrive at the Orlando facility in about 3 hours, after travelling at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour. Completion is expected in 2021.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Hopefully this thing will be done by 2026 so world cup passengers can wisk themselves from matches in Orlando to matches in Miami and vice versa. Assuming both get picked for games.

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL

Anonymous
Anonymous

2021 lmao what crazyness , how incompetent. the rial is already laid why does it need such long time! its just rail my god.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It looks better than the sad stations in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, and maybe even Miami after it has been value engineered to hell.

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

Are you talking about the Brightline stations? I’ve been in the ones in Miami and Ft Lauderdale, I think they’re both beautiful.
But, hey, different strokes.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ugly or boring modernist crap will age terribly, while 100-year-old stations like NYC’s Grand Central continue to be appreciated. Proposals to rebuild Pennsylvania Station destroyed in the 1960s currently are under consideration.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree. The new terminals in Miami, WPB, and FLL are too modern, they don’t have the 1980’s South Florida’s pastel colors, Flamingos, Dolphins, Palm Trees, and Miami Vice spirit that the generous tourists want to see when they come down here.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Cute, but I don’t think tourists want to see stuff that looks like it belongs in Brasilia and Tel Aviv, or built by a Latin American dictator either.

We have some beautiful old stations along the CSX line left to rot, and FECI could have taken cues instead of commissioning concrete monstrosities.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What does “pastel colors, Flamingos, Dolphins, Palm Trees, and Miami Vice spirit” have to do with a train station? Aren’t there other places in Miami where tourist can see that stuff?

Anonymous
Anonymous

When are people going to realize the train will never ever make money …

Anonymous
Anonymous

Who cares?.. they’re not using my money to do it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The actual train was never intended to make money. Its the real estate that is supposed to make the bright line company the money. Its the same concept that is used in Japan for its transit system. Build a station, attract development, increase property value of said train station and increase the population surrounding it to bring in revenue to the shops in the station thus higher rents.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Brightline is private enterprise so who cares? But if the private portion wasn’t the part you’re talking about, tell me about the time your local, state, and federal highways made money. Or really any infrastructure? I’m not sure why people pick and choose what should and shouldn’t make money when it comes to things for the public.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’re absolutely right. These free Trolleys don’t make a dime but I don’t see this anonymous person complaining about that.

suomynona
suomynona

They’re actually adding a new free trolley line. More lost tax revenue. Hooray.

iFlyMIA
iFlyMIA

OK? What does this have to do with Miami, let alone South Florida?

Danny Costa
Danny Costa

Hmmm I don’t know… maybe because Miami-Orlando rail travel?!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hey iFlyMIA, read the article again, and after that, read it again, and after that, read it again, and after that………..

Anonymous
Anonymous

Read the last sentence of the article 🙂