Brightline ridership continues to climb

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Brightline has seen its daily bookings rise for its Orlando expansion since it debuted in 2023.


The Miami-based intercity rail service to Orlando has grown from 2,800 daily bookings in October 2023 to approximately 4,600 in March 2024. The route between South Florida and Orlando International Airport had 133,928 customers in March, up from 113,874 in February.

“Repeat bookings from our growing long-distance customer database are particularly strong, increasing by approximately 15% month over month,” the report read. “In March 2024, over half of our trains reached load factors of 80% or more, and approximately one in three trains had load factors of 90% or more.”

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