All Aboard Florida to give first look at train from Miami to Orlando

- All Aboard Florida on Monday offered a first look at the trains that will shuttle people from Miami to Orlando.  The passenger rail project, expected to be operating by 2017, will connect Miami to stations in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.  Developed by Florida East Coast Industries, it will be the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States.

Trains will run on the enhanced Florida East Coast Railway corridor between Miami and Cocoa. Between Cocoa and Orlando, trains will run on 40 miles of new track constructed parallel to State Road 528. At present time, there is no stop planned for Cocoa.  The Orlando station will be located in what will be Orlando International Airport’s South Inter-modal Center (ITC) with connections to the airport, rental car agencies, ground transportation and future connections to SunRail.

All Aboard Florida has revealed that the name of the service will be called Brightline.  The trains, which are designed by the Rockwell Group, are being built in by Siemens.   There will be 16 daily departures and arrivals.  The roughly 235-mile trip will take about 3 hours one way.

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