Brightline announces new launch date for Orlando route. Here’s when it opens

Miami to Orlando line was delayed last month

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a delay this summer, Brightline says it’s ready to open its Miami-to-Orlando line later this month.

The intercity rail company announced that service will begin Sept. 22 between Miami and Orlando International Airport, with stops throughout South Florida.

“We are just days away from welcoming guests onboard and into this beautiful station,” said Barbara Drahl, senior vice president of marketing.

Brightline initially planned to be in service in early September, but last month decided to delay the opening while it continued testing along the rail corridor.

“We need to earn our guests’ trust. We had to delay due to some testing and to make sure safety protocols were followed and now we’re ready,” Drahl said.

Brightline has been conducting tests through Brevard County with speeds of up to 110 mph.

“We have a lot of demand and people are ready,” Drahl said. “I think our Florida residents’ backyard just got a lot bigger.”

Drahl said that fares start at $79, and kids always ride for half off, which puts the child ticket at $39. Groups of four plus always save 25%.

“We’re ready. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests on board very, very soon and we’re here to make the ride brighter.”

For tickets, head to the Brightline website.

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