Full steam ahead for Miami and Orlando train service in 2015
March 24, 2013 by Mark
In a recent interview, the executive vice-president for corporate development of Florida East Coast Industries (FECI), Husein Cumber announced that a new public train service running between Orlando and Miami will be launched in 2015.
No doubt brochure printers are being used by the company to provide additional information about the service for travelers and tourists, which is to be named ‘All Aboard Florida’.
According to Cumber, more than 50 million people either fly or drive between the two cities. Miami has many attractions and a major airport, and Orlando is the most visited American city. The company plans to spend $1bn on the project and round trips – 16 of them every day – will start in the early hours of the morning and run until the late evening. West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale will be stops along the way. People will be able to board every hour and it will take roughly three hours to make the one-way trip.
The goal of the service is to provide an experience for the customers that will make taking a train between Orlando and Miami more attractive than flying or driving by car. All of the stations for ‘All Aboard Florida’ will not only have platforms for boarding trains, but also coffee shops, retail outlets, restaurants, and Wi-Fi service to access the Internet. The trains themselves will offer both coach and business class, Wi-Fi, and other amenities like food and drinks.