Brightline Is Coming To Orlando & Walt Disney World… But I’m Skeptical

While I have no interest in going to Disney anytime soon (and that has nothing to do with coronavirus), this is still an exciting development for my favorite train service in the US. First a bit of background…

The US isn’t exactly known for its great rail service, though Brightline Florida is an exception. Before the pandemic, Brightline operated between Miami and Palm Beach, with a stop in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately the service has been suspended since March, and it’s anyone’s guess when it will resume.

Brightline used to be associated with Richard Branson and was going to be rebranded as Virgin Trains, but Brightline and Virgin cut ties a few months back. Brightline has had significant expansion goals in Florida, including plans to offer service to Orlando and even Tampa.