Brightline hopes to buttress its train ridership by tapping into the cruise line industry and two of South Florida’s most prosperous cities. And it expects to more than double its annual ridership through the addition of stations at Boca Raton, Aventura and PortMiami.
“We believe the three new stations ... will contribute over 2 million incremental annual passengers once ridership at these stations ramps up and stabilizes,” according to the rail line’s latest financial filing.
The high-speed rail line, which is being re-branded as Virgin Trains USA, considers the three new stations as top priorities as it builds a 170-mile rail extension to Orlando International Airport.
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