Brightline Delays Miami-Orlando Service Start Again

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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A southbound Brightline train struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the tracks this morning.
David C. Lester

MIAMI – Brightline has again delayed the start of its much-anticipated Miami to Orlando service.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the railroad announced that additional crew certification and train testing remain, and the arrival of Hurricane Idalia was a factor in the decision to delay.

Brightline is offering refunds for passengers who purchased tickets on the route from for Sept. 7 to Sept. 21, and is also providing reduced rates on Avis rental cars and upgrades to premium fares in an effort to allay the disappointment of those who had booked travel on the entire line.

In an announcement, Brightline said “[w]e are close to identifying a start date, but we’ve added a few more days to our work schedule to complete the final stages of certification and testing.”

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