Brightline To Soon Begin Testing At 110 MPH, Fastest Speed Ever

Brightline is preparing to begin testing trains at 110 miles per hour – its fastest speed ever.

A spokesperson told Florida Today that the 110 mph testing would begin “later this fall.”

The 110 mph testing will take on the West Palm Beach to Cocoa segment.  Just last week, Brightline trains hit 79 mph on that segment for the first time.

Once service from Miami to Orlando begins, trains running on that segment will vary in speed between 79 and 110 miles per hour.

At that speed, it will take between 5 and 7 seconds to pass through an intersection.

Another segment between Cocoa and Orlando is planned to have an initial speed of 125 miles per hour. Brightline has also said it is studying increasing speeds on that segment to 150 miles per hour.

Brightline trains have been running test trains on the West Palm Beach-Cocoa segment since January, to prepare for the start of service on the Miami-Orlando route.

The company’s first station in Orlando will be at the Orlando International Airport.

Brightline is reportedly now considering two additional stops in Orlando, both at the Orange County Convention Center near Universal, and another location near Disney property.

There will not be a station on Disney property itself under a recently reached compromise deal that altered the Orlando route closer to Universal, however.

In a July report to investors, Brightline said the substantial completion date of the Miami-Orlando route is now early 2023 (previous reports to investors put substantial completion in late 2022).

The company is looking to raise up to $500 million in financing in the next few weeks. Construction could be curtailed or delayed if it is unable to raise additional financing, the report said.

There were approximately 600 construction workers actively engaged in build out of the Miami-Orlando line in June 2022, according to the investor report.

 

 

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Anon
2 months ago

And idiots will still drive onto the tracks even though a literal train is barreling towards them at 110 mph

Qtip
2 months ago

Screw it thinning the herd and making the rest of the gene pool smarter. 🤣😂🤣

MAB
2 months ago

LOL – Social Darwinism -the dumbest will die while the smartest survive.

Jim
2 months ago

Yeah, but the damage to the trains is real.

Truthe
2 months ago

The current crossing barrier systems in use are inadequate to prevent gate jumpers. a full blocking gate is the only answer. The work in Europe and asia where high speed rail is in use. other than that elevated track is the most effective.

Michael
2 months ago

I hope that run Miami-Orlando express trains. That would really compete with air.

Truthe
2 months ago

once you leave the west palm beach area there are no planned stops until Orlando.

zoomtrain
2 months ago

They might add one in the Stuart/Vero area and one in Cocoa in the future though.

Sandeep
2 months ago

We need bulet train and train station more in every country and city in Florida

scrimshaw
2 months ago

isnt it interesting that obama wanted to give flerda the money to build some high speed rail and gubner rick”pleading the 5th” scott didnt want the money in some teabagger fit of rage……….even though he lived his whole life off entitlements and later scamming the govt????????red state genius…

Anonymous
2 months ago

The should be tested now in Aug when it is the warmest season in Florida. The trains in the UK have been forced to run at lower speeds because of the heat temperature. The tracks will be the hottest in Florida in August and high speeds will make them hotter and possibly buckle or deform.

Qtip
2 months ago

The UK is alot colder, so they probably didn’t plan for “hot” summers, in FL its hot year round so I’m sure the engineers are aware of it. Besides there are different levels of high speed rail track that determine the max speed of a train which takes into account heat dissipation rating.

Anonymous
2 months ago

The trains should be tested at the summer heat season during the most vulnerable environmental conditions that it will be traveling thorough.

Paul
2 months ago

China has thousands of miles of rail in regions with weather similar to Miami.

Eduardo Woolrich
2 months ago

In Italy that is hotter than Florida run speed trains so what’s the issue the world is not UK my friend

Yet Another Anonymous
2 months ago

The tracks would likely peak temperature in July closer to the Sun being the highest even if the air temperature is a degree or to lower than August.

Melo is sigma and chad
2 months ago

These trains were built in a desert.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Aren’t the railworkers on strike in the UK anyway?

Chyneesha
2 months ago

It doesn’t get THAT hot in Florida hunni.

Casey Jones
2 months ago

It gets hotter in England than it ever does in South Florida.

Truthe
2 months ago

most high speed rail operation is fully electric. we are still relying on diesel electric.

Anonymous
2 months ago

People better train more if they wanna beat these trains!🤣

Anonymous
2 months ago

Nah, they won’t.. they want Brightline to look out for them and their lives by spending lots of money on these crossings and make up the cost by charging people who’ll ride these trains a higher price for the tickets, because they’re just too impatient to wait for a train to pass and too irresponsible to watch out for their own and others lives.

DJC
2 months ago

This is kind of amazing. Higher speeds than the only “bullet train” in the US and a fraction of the price. We need more high speed rail!

Anonymous
2 months ago

They should put some blackjack and crap tables one of the coaches as the train runs through Florida. Tax the money and that money can subsidize lower ticket prices to encourage public transportation.

NYC Loves Miami
2 months ago

There used to be a train running from NYC to Atlantic City called Aces. Not sure if they had live tables though.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Brightline Blazing.

Quandale
2 months ago

Floridians will start racing these things on a parallel highway.

Marco
2 months ago

110 miles per hour? What a joke. It should be 250 mph like in Europe / Asia

Rolando ortiz
2 months ago

I cant wait for it to reach to the orlando fl area

rick
2 months ago

my ? is $100 1 way i heard so fam 4 400 end of line no tran to get round,suppose to save abt 1 1/2 from car wish them luck glad its priv money

Anonymous
2 months ago

Please, learn how write a readable sentence first before you comment.

Anonymous
2 months ago

My balls that’s fast!!!!

Glauber Castro
2 months ago

110 mph passing in the middle of populated areas like West Palm Beach etc? I hope Brightline train stops running over people. Long live for the one, the only and the most democrat train, the Tri Rail!

Wtf
2 months ago

110….I’m the most useless section, it should be doing 150 from west palm to Miami

Anonymous
2 months ago

^ wtf?

Anonymous
2 months ago

lol…