The very first completed Brightline practice has left… the manufacturing unit in California.
The practice, consisting of two diesel-electrical locomotives and 4 coaches, all decked out in Brightline Blue, is now on its approach from the Siemens manufacturing hub in Sacramento to South Florida. By rail, in fact.
As soon as right here, the practice will start present process testing alongside the Florida East Coast Railway line between West Palm Seashore and Miami, the corporate stated.
Brightline’s mum or dad firm, Florida East Coast Industries subsidiary All Aboard Florida, is scheduled to start out common categorical passenger service between West Palm and Miami, with a cease in Fort Lauderdale, subsequent summer time. The corporate intends so as to add service to Orlando in 2018 alongside a deliberate new rail spur into the town’s airport.
“Having our first Brightline trainset accomplished and on its option to Florida is a serious accomplishment and brings us one step nearer to the introduction of our revolutionary new practice service,” Brightline president Michael Reininger stated in a press release.
Development on an enormous MiamiCentral station in downtown Miami is properly underneath method. Smaller stations are additionally being inbuilt downtown Fort Lauderdale and West Palm.
Siemens is constructing 4 extra trainsets for Brightline’s Miami-to-West Palm service. Brightline stated it expects supply in March. These trains will arrive in 4 shiny hues — pink, pink, orange and inexperienced.