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New Stop on the Block

By Ava Diaz

West Palm Beach, shown here, is one of six Florida cities with Brightline train stations CREDIT Adobe/Markus Mainka

A station for the Brightline high-speed rail train was added at Orlando International Airport’s Terminal C. The 37,350-square-foot station features a casual eatery called Mary Mary Bar, retail shops, charging stations, and 87 big-screen televisions to entertain travelers while they wait. The train cars offer free Wi-Fi and digital ticketing for convenient and contactless boarding.

Traveling at 125 miles per hour, the train allows travelers to bypass traffic while venturing along 170 miles of track from Miami to Orlando. Additional stops along the route include Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach.

The addition of the Orlando station is a part of the second phase of Brightline’s expansion to further connect visitors with more cities across the state. Plans to add a seventh station in Tampa are underway.