All Aboard Florida Fact Sheet

Building on a Legacy & Setting a New Standard in Train Travel

All Aboard Florida is developing Brightline, an express, intercity train service arriving 2017. Leveraging a 100-year-old infrastructure backbone built by Henry Flagler. The project marks the beginning of a new era in Florida’s rich rail history.

A project designed to serve tourists, business travelers and Florida residents

Connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Bringing a total of 4 million square feet of new transit oriented development around the South Florida stations.

Brightline will improve the overall commuting experience in South Florida

  • Competitive Pricing
  • Smart Phone & Online Ticketing
  • Conveniently Located Stations
  • Connectivity to Major Transportation
  • Power Outlets at Each Seat
  • Food & Beverage Selections
  • Bike and Luggage Storage Facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pet-Friendly

Economic Impact

  • $6.4 billion in direct economic impact to Florida’s economy over the next eight years
  • $653 million in federal, state and local government tax revenue through 2021
  • Over 10,000 jobs on average per year through the rail line construction (mid-2014 through mid-2017)
  • Over 5,000 jobs on average per year after the rail line construction is completed through 2021


  • Up to 3 million vehicles removed from the roads each year
  • Significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption
  • Leveraging the existing corridor means minimal impact to natural resources

State-Of-The-Art Trains & Stations

  • Best-in-class innovation and technology by Siemens
  • Designed to optimize passenger time and comfort with on-board amenities such as Wi-Fi
  • Just as fast as flying but easier and more convenient
  • A time savings of 25-30% vs. existing travel options
  • Approximately 900’ long
  • Much lighter, quicker than the freight trains that operate in the corridor
  • Four Stations: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando International Airport
  • Inter-modal connectivity at each station
  • Nearby access to retail, dining, hotel and attractions

Service Schedule & Product Offering

  • Frequent, on time and convenient departures
  • Competitively priced against other transportation options
  • Specific timetables and pricing will be published closer to service launch

The Demand

  • Alternative way to move both residents and tourists throughout the state
  • A transportation infrastructure to support growing population in Florida, now the third most populated state in the nation
  • 100+ million visitors to the state (projected)
  • 500 million trips annually between Central and South Florida
  • Relief for Florida’s congested roadways

Project Financing

  • Privately owned and operated company—Financing through a mix of debt and equity
  • No state or federal grant money requested
  • No ongoing taxpayer subsidies required

Grade Crossings

  • All grade crossings examined to determine planned upgrades
  • Safety measures to meet highest applicable standards set by FRA and FDOT
  • Wait time at crossings is less than 60 seconds

All Aboard Florida Progress to Date

  • Engineering and environmental reviews finalized
  • Infrastructure agreements obtained
  • Meetings with more than 650 officials, business and civic groups
  • Acquired all necessary properties and land
  • Siemens Corporation manufacturing the trains in Sacramento, California
  • Archer Western upgrading rail infrastructure along corridor
  • FRA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for Miami-to-West Palm Beach segment (2013)