ORLANDO, FL – Brightline has welcomed a special delivery. “Bright Orange 2” arrived at Brightline’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility in Orlando this weekend after a 10-day cross country journey from the Siemens rolling stock facility in Sacramento, California.
Bright Orange 2 completes the Brightline fleet of 10 trains and is the last of five new trains to arrive in Florida in the past 18 months in preparation for the opening of the Brightline Orlando station.
Bright Orange 2 weighed in at whopping 643 tons and measured 556 ft long. In addition to the two locomotives and four coaches, an extra locomotive also arrived with this delivery, which will be used to replace locomotives that are undergoing repair or maintenance.
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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.