Work To Begin On Brightline’s Second Phase To Orlando

Construction is about to begin on Brightline’s second phase which will take it from West Palm Beach to Orlando.

The company applied for a construction permit to begin work along State Road 528 in Orange County, where completely new track is being laid, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

From West Palm Beach to Cocoa, the service will run along existing tracks owned by Florida East Coast Railway.

According to a new incident report to the federal government, the company suffered a derailment in February en route to a maintenance facility shortly after their first train was delivered. The accident caused $408,000 in damage to the train. Since then All Aboard Florida straightened and realigned the curvature of the tracks where the incident occurred.