Virgin Trains USA Begins Construction Between Orlando and South Florida

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Brightline train

Traveling from Orlando Internation Airport (MCO) and South Florida will be getting easier! Virgin Trains USA (formally Brightline) announced the beginning of construction on 170 miles of new tracks! This new train services will whisk passengers from central Florida to the south!

“Connecting Central and South Florida will bring thousands of jobs today and by modernizing infrastructure, we will strengthen Florida’s economy for decades,” said Patrick Goddard, President of Virgin Trains USA.

During this phase of construction, Virgin Trains USA will create more than 10,000 jobs. In addition to this, they will raise over $650 million in federal, state and local tax revenue.

Scope of Rail Construction

This Phase 2 of construction will occur in four zones between Orlando and West Palm Beach.  Work on the first 2 zones began yesterday. The expansion will go into the new South Terminal at the Orlando International Airport.

Zone One is approximately 70 acres located one mile south of Orlando International Airport for a maintenance shop. Where Zone Two is a 3.5-mile section in the main part of Orlando International Airport.

According to Virgin Trains USA, Zones Three and Four are “imminent.”  In Zone Three, there will be approximately 35 miles of rail alignment following the Highway 528 corridor between the airport and Cocoa. After, Zone Four will include the upgrade of 129 miles of existing track from Class IV to Class VI! This will allow service up to 110 MPH!

At the end of construction, you will be able to ride the train from the Orlando International Airport all the way down to West Palm Beach! This will save you time!

Check out this infographic on how much work and resources are going into this project!

Virgin Train USA Infographic

This phase of construction is expected to be complete and service will begin between South Florida and Orlando in 2022.

Most importantly, the company also has announced plans to develop service between Orlando’s airport and Tampa with a station at Walt Disney World! We can’t wait!

Happy Travels!

Lynette

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Sources: Brightling/Virgin Trains USA

Virgin Trains USA Begins Construction Between Orlando and South Florida

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3 thoughts on “Virgin Trains USA Begins Construction Between Orlando and South Florida

  1. I’ve been to Florida mostly my plane but ive taken a train to GA and it was nice. I like to see better options for travel cause i think taking a kid of a train i easier than a plane sometimes.
    #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  2. I wish (Upon a star) that they would do this between Atlanta and Orlando. Many people fly through Atlanta to get to Florida! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  3. Whenever I go to Disney my family never rents a car because everything we need is right on property & the transportation is free to & from parks/resorts/disney springs. However, I have friends in Boca & it’s a 3-hr drive from Orlando–that’s a pretty expensive uber! Haha. I’m not sure how far Boca is from West Palm Beach, but this train could really come in handy for me! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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