ORLANDO, FL – Brightline will begin testing trains at maximum speeds of 125 miles-per-hour as soon as Wednesday, March 1, between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa. The testing will take place along the new 35-mile dedicated rail corridor that runs parallel to the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 in Orange and Brevard Counties.
The rail corridor is fenced and there are no public grade crossings. With no public grade crossings, train testing will not impact motorists.
Brightline trains will be testing between 7am and 7pm daily and testing will continue throughout the Spring. The testing is in preparation for Orlando and connecting South Florida and Central Florida with intercity passenger rail.
Brightline continues to work closely with community partners, government agencies and news media to raise awareness for rail safety throughout all testing. Brightline’s current testing along the corridor from Cocoa south to West Palm Beach is ongoing, reaching speeds of up to 110 mph.
The public is encouraged to help spread the message of rail safety with Brightline’s safety materials, including take the digital rail safety pledge and viewing and sharing the new safety PSA.
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Brightline is the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America. The company currently serves Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach with its Orlando station beginning service in 2023. Brightline was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies in travel, offering a guest-first experience designed to reinvent train travel and take cars off the road. Brightline plans to bring its award-winning service to additional city pairs and congested corridors across the country that are too close to fly and too long to drive, with immediate plans to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.