Commuters, not tourists, key to Brightline as Orlando pushed to 2020

Posted on July 22, 2017

By: Jennifer Sorentrue, Palm Beach Post

When the first Brightline trains leave the station this summer, expect more commuters than vacationers to fill the seats.

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline is on the verge of launching its passenger train service between West Palm Beach and Miami on Henry Flagler’s historic railroad corridor, but officials say it could be three years before the company starts shuttling passengers north to Orlando.

All Aboard, which originally billed the Brightline project as a faster and safer way for millions of tourists and business workers to travel between South and Central Florida, has yet to begin construction on its West Palm Beach-to-Orlando leg…

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