Brightline Opening to Central Florida Delayed

The high-speed rail connection between West Palm Beach and Orlando will not open on time for the holiday weekend as originally planned.

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August 30, 2023, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


West Palm Beach, Florida

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A press release earlier this month announced that the highly anticipated opening of Brightline intercity rail service from Miami to Orlando has been indefinitely delayed as the private rail operator works through the “final stages of certification and crew testing.”

Brightline celebrated the completion of construction on the Orlando leg of the route in June 2023. No opening date has yet been rescheduled.

For more reading on private intercity rail investments, see a more recent article and on-air radio broadcast by Marketplace on the increasing reach of private rail companies.

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