We’re getting our first look at Brightline’s new station in Orlando, Florida, set to open this year. The provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail released never before seen renderings of the future station, located at Orlando International Airport.
“This world-class train station continues our mission of transforming train travel in America,” said Patrick Goddard, president at Brightline. “We have carefully thought through each detail of this station to ensure that it exceeds the expectations of the modern traveler.”
Brightline’s Orlando Station
Brightline released a video and renderings of the Orlando Station that will connect millions and regionalize the state. The 37,350-square-foot, three-story station, is located in Orlando International Airport’s new 80,000 square foot Terminal C. It connects directly to the airport’s parking deck C, which will have more than 350 parking spaces reserved for Brightline passengers. An automated people mover connects the terminal to the rest of the airport facilities including Terminals A and B in less than five minutes.
Designed For The Modern Traveler
The main entrance to Brightline Station is off the airport’s two-story glass atrium. Once inside, passengers can buy tickets from guest services, or use a self-service kiosk. Guests can then check luggage and continue to the touchless turnstiles into security. Brightline is the only rail system in America that screens all passengers and bags before boarding.
Passengers board the trains by escalator or elevator to the first-level platform. They’re 1,000 feet long and can hold a train with four coaches and two locomotives that will take guests to Miami in just over three hours.
Brightline Orlando’s Amenities
The Brightline Orlando station takes the luxury amenities the company is known for to new heights. The stop features an upscale retail experience with convenient in-station shopping. It also has the signature sit-down bar, Mary Mary Bar, serving hand-crafted cocktails and small bites. It’s located at the far end of the station with a panoramic view of the train platform, so guests can watch trains come and go.
Giving a nod to historic train stations, above the Mary Mary bar, guests can check their train schedule, boarding times, daily headlines, and other announcements on an iconic, flip-flap message board that can rotate alphanumeric text and/or graphics to form a message.
Brightline offers smart and premium services. The premium service gives complimentary snacks and drinks in the lounge and train coach. Throughout the station, there is free WiFi, charging stations at each seat, 87 large TV screens, and a children’s play area in the smart lounge.
Brightline provides modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. It currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. The Orlando service is set to begin this year. There are immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California, with additional cities in the future.
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