ORLANDO, Fla. — While work continues on Brightline’s Orlando extension, the high-speed company is already looking ahead to what’s next.
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The rail service recently laid out its future expansion to Florida’s west coast.
Future expansions are planned for Disney Springs and Tampa.
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“That ultimate connection to Tampa is our vision and we are working closely with FDOT to accommodate us in the I-4 corridor,” said Christine Kefauver with Brightline.
Officials are in talks with local leaders to figure out where the best location for a station would be. Kefauver said it would likely go in the Ybor City area, very close to I-4.
The extension would give thousands of people the opportunity to travel by train from Orlando to Tampa and vice-versa for business or leisure, which officials said would lead to a big boost.
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In some stretches of the Orlando extension, the train will reach 125 mph for the Tampa leg.
Officials said 73% of construction is now complete on Brightline Orlando.
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