All Aboard Florida unveils Brightline service

All Aboard Florida, a 380-kilometre rail corridor being constructed between Miami and Orlando, has launched its new passenger service brand, Brightline.

Artist renderings of the Brightline trains being built by Siemens in Sacramento were revealed at a launch event at the Miami Central transport interchange construction site.

Siemens is initially building five trainsets, consisting of two dual-mode locomotives and four cars, for the Miami-West Palm Beach section of the route.

The trains will be some of the most colourful in the world, featuring yellow locomotives with a variety of red, orange, green, blue and pink cars.

“Typically, trains have been one colour, either grey or silver, and tend to blend into the background,” said Michael Reininger, president of All Aboard Florida.

“As our trains pull into the stations, their colourful entry will be another way that Brightline takes the grey out of travel.”

Construction of all three stations – Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando – is already underway.

Passengers services are due to begin on the first phase of the route by mid-2017.

Reininger added: “With the introduction of Brightline, we set out to reinvent what traveling by train can mean in America, making it a forward-leaning solution that is a smarter alternative to more cars on crowded roads.”



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