In 2017, travellers in Florida will have the option to explore the state with a rail service – Brightline – that connects the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The journey starts in Miami and ends at West Palm, however, by 2018 the route will extend to the city of Orlando.
The trains, which will be operational by mid-2017, will offer amenities like Wi-Fi, power outlets, food and beverage selection options, spacious luggage racks and bike storage. The coaches are pet-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. Brightline cuts down the travel time between the cities and allows visitors more time to experience the vacation options Florida has to offer.
Indian visitation numbers to Florida continue to increase every year. In 2015, 70,000 Indians visited Florida – a 25 per cent increase from the previous year. With the additional airline routes, including a Turkish Airline flight to Miami and an Emirates flight to Orlando, as well as the new Brightline train system, travel experiences for Indians is expected to become better.