Orlando Railroad Station
Commuter Rail Train Orlando
All Aboard Florida's Brightline is an under-construction passenger rail service that will cover 235 miles between Orlando and Miami. Set to open in 2017, Brightline will run on newly improved and newly constructed tracks. Trains will run on the enhanced Florida East Coast Railway corridor between Miami and Cocoa. Between Cocoa and Orlando, trains will run on 40 miles of new track constructed parallel to State Road 528. Passengers will enjoy a streamlined travel experience, one that gets them to their destinations faster than by car — while also allowing them to relax and enjoy the ride.
A New Orlando Railroad Station
Brightline will serve Orlando with a new rail station that creates direct access to all things Central Floridians have been waiting for. Not to mention a few firsts in transportation:
- Brightline’s Orlando station will be located in Orlando International Airport’s South Inter-modal Center (ITC).
- Provide connections to get you where you want to go, including rental cars, ground transportation and future connections to SunRail, the Central Florida commuter rail system, and an Automated People Mover that will connect to the North Terminal.
- Allow easy access and direct connections to all the theme parks, attractions and shopping Central Florida has to offer.
- Vacationers can use Brightline to visit Orlando’s premier theme park destinations such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and other area theme parks, attend a NBA basketball game or other sporting events, enjoy world-class shopping, take nature tours, and explore Central Florida and the attractions that draw visitors from around the world.
The new track between Orlando and Cocoa will feature Brightline’s highest speeds, with trains traveling at speeds up to 125 miles per hour. At Cocoa, All Aboard Florida's Brightline connects with existing Florida East Coast Railway track that allows for speeds between 79 and 110 miles per hour — ensuring an Orlando-to-Miami travel time of about three hours.
Convenient Transportation for Florida
All Aboard Florida designed its passenger rail route to maximize convenience. The Orlando station’s location at the Orlando International Airport provides easy access to area attractions and downtown Orlando, while stations in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami are strategically located near connections to local transportation and common destinations in the center of these highly visited cities.
Once fully operational, Brightline will present a cohesive and convenient travel option for anyone visiting destinations in Central Florida, South Florida and all along the Sunshine State’s Atlantic coast.
Coming Soon: Advanced Passenger Rail for Orlando
Service to and from Orlando is expected to begin in 2017. The new rail station in Orlando will be located adjacent to Orlando International Airport as part of its new Inter-modal Transportation Center. When service begins, passengers will ride on ADA-compliant Siemens train-sets that feature Wi-Fi, ergonomic seating and level boarding.
Construction of stations at the other destinations has already begun. In West Palm Beach, November 2014 groundbreaking ceremony set in motion development of a station that will connect with local transportation and further promote convenience for commuters, business travelers, vacationers and others.
In Fort Lauderdale, demolition to clear the future station’s site began in late 2014. The Miami station began taking shape with heavy construction work in late 2014. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed these three new stations in association with Zyscovich Architects. Moss & Associates is general contractor in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and Suffolk Construction is serving the same role in Miami.
Passenger Rail That Pleases
A quality rail experience means comfortable, relaxing and efficient transportation. When you travel by car, you have to fill up with gas, put miles on your vehicle, navigate traffic, search for parking and more. All Aboard Florida allows you to travel without the hassle.
Enjoy a safe, relaxing trip. Then connect to your destination city using nearby public transportation access. Not only does rail travel provide a superior experience, you also take a car off the road — a positive move for the environment, too.
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