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Brightline Launches Orlando Service

September 22, 2023

Brightline made its inaugural run between downtown Miami and Orlando International Airport today, with crowds gathering at stations and along the route to welcome the new service.

While many in the media focuse on the fact that the Orlando to Cocoa segment features speeds of up to 125mph, more important for travelers is the frequency of service, with departures roughly every hour between 5:00am and 9:00pm.

Brightline will now look to extend west on to Tampa. Just last year, the company received a $15.9 million federal grant for preliminary engineering activities and environmental approvals for the expansion. However, there is no public timeline for breaking ground on the project.

We’re all looking for to riding this train. In the meantime, here’s a few videos and photos from opening day.