New rail line planned between Miami and Orlando by 2014

March 27, 2012 by  

Florida East Coast Industries announced plans on March 22 to develop a passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando at a cost of $1 billion by the year 2014. The company is no doubt using printing services to print flyers and brochures with more information about this service to make tourists and business executives aware of this as an alternative to travelling by car between these two cities.

The company, a real estate and transportation company based out of Coral Gables, said in a statement that it would use tracks that already exist north to Cocoa and then build an extension of the rail line from Cocoa to Orlando. The planned route would be 240 miles long and there is the possibility that an extension be built to Tampa and Jacksonville.

The statement added that the new service, to be called All Aboard Florida, is designed for those tourists and business people who travel between South and Central Florida primarily by car on over heavily trafficked highways. The new service will have a travel time of three hours, intermediate stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach and will run on a frequent basis. There will also be coach class, business class, and first class cars as well as gourmet meals and Internet access provided by Wi-Fi.

According to the company, the plan is only in the preliminary stages and still requires studies of the ridership, more detailed engineering work, and working more closely with local and state governments.