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.

 

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Amazing what is happening in Downtown Miami.

Anonymous
4 years ago

yes!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Which segment will start first… WPB to Miami or WPB to Orlando?

Anonymous
4 years ago

WPB to Miami will come first.

Oscar
4 years ago

The former is supposed to be launching before the end of the year but they’ve already had to push the launch date a couple of times. The station in downtown Miami still looks to be a few months away from ready.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Fort Lauderdale to wpb starts first

Anonymous
4 years ago

With what money? I haven’t heard anything about Brightline securing funds to build Phase II.

Anonymous
4 years ago

End of Amtrak

Anonymous
4 years ago

Not likely considering Amtrak serves more destinations in the US than Brightline ever will, and also targets a complete different market base.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amtrak doesnt even service the east coast of Florida so there is nothing to end…

JEANNETTE SANCHEZ
4 years ago

I Can’t wait to see it when it’s finished and I can’t hardly wait to ride the Brightline train to Orlando!

Anonymous
4 years ago

So is everybody gonna skip the fact that a train derailed?

Anonymous
4 years ago

What is your point? One incident and we should abandon and entire mode of transportation? So ground all jets, park all cars and buses? Or am I misunderstanding the point you are trying to make?

Anonymous
4 years ago

imagine if this did this with the first plane. Flying would never have been invented!

Irespondtoidiots
3 years ago

That’s why they test the trains over and over and over in various conditions. So this happens *before* people get on the train. It sucks but these sorts of kinks aren’t totally unheard of with new tracks.