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Florida, First Brightline Trainset Presented to the Press

Florida, First Brightline Trainset Presented to the Press :On 12 January 2017 officials from Brightline and Siemens presented the new train sets to the press at the new operations facility located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. The first Brightline trainset (two diesel engines and four passenger cars) arrived in Florida on 14 December 2016 but had not been previously presented.
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Brightline is a new rail service being developed in Florida by All Aboard Florida. The first phase of the project will provide an express intercity service covering the 385 km between Miami and Orlando, with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
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Siemens is manufacturing the trains at its plant in Sacramento, . The stainless steel passenger coaches are the first to be manufactured by Siemens in the USA.

Brightline will use the existing Florida East Coast Railway corridor between Miami and Cocoa, and is building a new track from Cocoa to Orlando. Once completed it will serve residents and visitors in the area with a train that is convenient, safe, fast and environmentally friendly.
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Brightline services will travel at speeds between 79 and 125 mph (127 to 201 kph), similar to those of the popular Acela Express that serves the Northeast but still significantly slower than High Speed Rail services provided in Europe and in Asia.
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The privately-funded passenger service will utilize five color-themed express trains featuring wide seats, wide aisles, electrical outlets at every seat, complimentary Wi-Fi, built-in power outlets and USB connections, a retractable ramp to bridge the gap between the train doors and station platforms.

The BrightBlue trainset, presented to the press at the event, will soon be followed by four more: BrightOrange, BrightPink, BrightRed and BrightGreen.
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Brightline President Mike Reininger told the press at the event: “We here at Brightline are focused on reinventing what it means to travel by train in America.”

Brightline Executive Vice President of Operations Patrick Goddard took the press for an on board tour and provided all the details.
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Mr. Reininger added that approximately 75% of construction on the buildings and the tracks is complete.

The stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are 70% complete and are undergoing interior work including HVAC, plumbing and other outfittings. At MiamiCentral, the installation of the Florida I-Beams (FIBS) for the elevated track is nearing completion. The MiamiCentral office building has been topped off. The grade crossing improvements in Broward and Palm Beach counties will also soon be completed.
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Services are expected to start in the summer of 2017. Ticket prices have not been revealed but are expected to be mostly based on distance traveled and parking arrangements.
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Three million passengers a year are expected to use the service during the first phase of operations, between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Once the rail lines and stations are completed all the way to Orlando (in 2018) the trainsets will be expanded to seven coaches and five more complete trainsets will be purchased; the number of passengers should therefore increase to 5.5 million per year.
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Writer: John Carlo Ottaviani

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Original author: Levent Elmastas
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