Private train service Brightline plans to add stop between South Florida and Orlando
Brightline. Image via AP.

The company is seeking proposals for a station along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Officials with Florida’s high speed passenger train service said Thursday that they plan to add a stop somewhere along the newly-opened extension between South Florida and Orlando.

Brightline officials said they were soliciting site proposals for a station along Florida’s Treasure Coast in Martin or St. Lucie counties. The proposed stop would open the train service to an area of Florida that is less densely populated and hosts fewer tourists than South Florida and the Orlando area.

“Expanding Brightline into the Treasure Coast region will make Brightline one of the most accessible forms of transportation in Florida, giving access to nearly half of the state’s residents,” said Michael Reininger, Brightline’s CEO.

Brightline opened its extension connecting Miami and Orlando last month. The company reported that more than 17,500 long-distance passengers had ridden along the extension during the first four weeks since its opening.

The extension made Brightline the first private intercity passenger service to begin U.S. operations in a century.

Brightline is also building a line connecting Southern California and Las Vegas that it hopes to open in 2027 with trains that will reach 190 mph (305 kph). The only other U.S. high-speed line is Amtrak’s Acela service between Boston and Washington, D.C., which began in 2000. Amtrak is owned by the federal government.


Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


  • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

    October 27, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    I. Earl Pitts American, could point out how the use of the word “private” in the title is a dead give-away that the article was written by a Dook 4 Brains Leftist.
    Well Padawan it is based on two logical reasons.
    1.) Every Dook 4 Brains Leftist journalist thinks big things like public transport should belong to their God “The Govornment”.
    2. ) All public trains in Florida are owned and operated by private entities.
    You are welcome America,
    And please take notice of who loves your dum @ss’s the most by trying to “Really” educate you. Its me its me its Earl P.
    Thank you America

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  • charger john

    October 27, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I would like to know the deficit that taxpayers are on the hook for for each ticket? There is a reason that FEC discontinued passenger service in the 1960’s. It was unsustainable. I would also like to know the exact sources for the grants and subsidy?

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