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Articles tagged “Brightline”

News Blog

Brightline Delays Completion of Orlando Passenger Rail Line to 2023

Private passenger rail operator Brightline has pushed back completion of its trunk line between Miami and Orlando to early next year. Brightline anticipates "substantial completion" — or the end of construction — of the line in the first quarter of 2023, according to a bond prospectus released Wednesday. The delay appears to be due to…

News Blog

Brightline Adjusts Disney World Station Plans For Tampa Extension

Private passenger rail operator Brightline is going it alone on a station near Disney World as part of its planned extension from Orlando to Tampa. The railroad had been working jointly with Disney on a station at Disney Springs that would have served the entertainment company's parks. However, Disney surprisingly pulled out of the agreement…

News Blog

Brightline Train Ridership 20 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

Private passenger rail operator Brightline posted ridership up 20 percent in May compared to 2019, its third straight month with passenger numbers above pre-pandemic levels. That translated to 102,796 passengers on Brightline's trains that currently connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in South Florida, according to an investor update on Tuesday. Revenues, all…

Travel Booking

Daily Podcast: Hopper’s Hotel Fintech Treat

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, June 8, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Hopper’s Hotel Fintech Treat

Ground Transport

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas

Brightline backer Fortress Investment is confident that trains will begin rolling, but maybe without passengers, to Orlando in time for the Christmas holidays.

Brightline Aims to Carry Holiday Travelers to Orlando by Christmas