Brightline Orlando-to-Miami ridership jumps again in January

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Brightline’s ridership between Orlando and South Florida hit a milestone in January as it continues to provide increased revenue for the intercity passenger train service — something that should help fund new stations and a route to Tampa eventually.


There’s also the potential for more frequent trips to be added between Miami and Orlando as the ridership continues to grow.

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The Miami-based company reported 122,703 total passengers during the first month of 2024, the most recent data available, on the long-distance service to and from Orlando International Airport, up slightly from the prior month’s total of 115,683. The January long-distance ridership surpassed short-distance ridership in South Florida of 113,560 for the month, making up more than 50% of its ridership for the first time.

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