September 22nd 2023
It's official! 🎉 Brightline has arrived in Orlando!
Brightline Trains officially launched services between Orlando and South Florida on September 22, linking two of Florida's most vibrant markets and creating a wealth of new opportunities.
The Brightline station spans 37,350 SF in the heart of the Orlando International Airport's 80,000 SF Intermodal Terminal Facility adjacent to Terminal C. Borrelli + Partners was selected in collaboration with Big Time Design to prepare construction documents for the new train station and bring Brightline's vision to life.
Brightline's Founder Wes Edens, CEO Mike Reininger, President Patrick Goddard, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and various officials were present to greet the first train and celebrate this historic achievement. Upon the train's arrival, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer greeted guests on the platform and presented the Key to the City to Edens who was joined by Reininger, Goddard, and other Brightline representatives.
We’re proud to see the advancement of our community with the start of Brightline train service today, making this important connection between our city and Miami, two of Florida’s busiest city centers, a reality. This new service is a transformational step forward in the future of transportation in our community and just the beginning as we continue to work to expand and advance our mobility options and network. Today we provide a critical piece of that network, connecting our Orlando International Airport and multimodal hub, providing access to jobs and opportunity, supporting future growth and improving the lives of our residents, workers and travelers.” - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
“Brightline’s Orlando Station sets a new benchmark for transportation between two of Florida’s busiest regions, with a seamless, convenient experience that caters to today’s modern traveler. We’ve curated an experience – both in our gleaming stations and onboard our trains – that exceeds the benefit of time-savings, alone. It’s comfortable and unique, and we are looking forward to welcoming guests onboard.” - Patrick Goddard, President of Brightline
“This is an historic day for Brightline and the team that worked diligently over these past 10 years to bring the project to reality. We are charting a new path for innovation and transportation, and people are responding as we knew they would. I am excited to see millions of guests choose a smarter way to travel.” – Mike Reininger, CEO of Brightline
Borrelli + Partners team enjoying the Mary Mary bar and lounge. The signature sit-down bar is positioned at the far end of the station with a stunning panoramic view overlooking the train platforms.
Architect-of-Record, Sonny Fornoles trying the Tended Bar system in Brightline's PREMIUM lounge. Brightline's PREMIUM service includes a dedicated 2,812 SF first class lounge, free checked luggage, priority boarding, a dedicated coach, and complimentary meals, snacks, and beverages.
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