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Brightline to launch service between South Florida and Orlando International Airport next week

Brightline is set to initiate its train service connecting South Florida and Orlando International Airport on September 22. This development follows a strategic reallocation of over 60 jobs from the West Palm Beach station, signaling the company's focus on its Orlando service.

Brightline to launch service between South Florida and Orlando International Airport next week

Previously, the commencement date had faced multiple postponements, leading Brightline to offer refunds to those who had purchased tickets in advance.

Operating between Miami and West Palm Beach since 2018, Brightline has long harbored the ambition of extending its network to Orlando. The company, owned by New York's Fortress Investment Group, secured the financial backing for this expansion by issuing over $1 billion in bonds. These funds have been allocated for the construction of new tracks and stations along a 235-mile route.

"In anticipation of peak travel seasons, we're thrilled to begin our service to Orlando," said Patrick Goddard, Brightline's president. "Both the business and tourism sectors have shown remarkable enthusiasm for this new connection between Central and South Florida."

Tickets for the inaugural rides to Orlando can be purchased on the Brightline website or through their mobile app. Initial one-way fares are priced at $79 for adults and $39 for children, with a special 25% discount available for groups of four, according to the company's release.

For those seeking a more premium experience, one-way fares begin at $149 and include perks like priority boarding, checked luggage, complimentary snacks and beverages, and access to a dedicated lounge. Corporate riders can also take advantage of a specialized business portal.

Brightline also aims to provide additional transport options through its Brightline+ products, available for booking via its app and website. These offerings will facilitate connections to Orlando International Airport.

Furthermore, Brightline's expansion strategy extends beyond Orlando. The company has outlined plans to establish new stops at several key locations including PortMiami, the Orange County Convention Center, the Treasure Coast, Tampa, and major theme parks like Universal and Disney World.


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