Brightline welcome Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2 to fleet
Brightline’s new Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2 have arrived in Orlando so they can be added to the fleet of trains used to carry passengers between Orlando and South Florida.
Brightline has welcomed two more trains to Orlando, Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2. Brightline’s two trains arrived together at Brightline’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility located south of Orlando International Airport, adding to the fleet of trains that will carry passengers between Orlando and South Florida.
Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2, six-car trains consisting of two locomotives and four passenger coaches each, left the Siemens Rolling Stock facility in Sacramento and travelled 3,000 miles in total across 10 states en route to Florida.
“This is an exciting moment as we welcome not one but two brand-new trainsets, Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2 to our Vehicle Maintenance Facility site in Orlando,” Michael Cegelis, EVP of Development and Construction for Brightline, said. “These trains, and our entire fleet, are built with the consumer in mind. They are modern, eco-friendly, and equipped with conveniences such as hi-speed WI-FI and plug-in connections at every seat.”
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The trains are among five new trainsets to arrive in Florida in preparation for the opening of the Brightline station in Orlando. Brightline’s Orlando extension project will reach substantial completion in early 2023. The first train, Bright Red 2, arrived in October 2021 traveling through Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties to its destination in West Palm Beach. The second train, Bright Blue 2, arrived in Orlando in February 2022. The final trainset is expected to arrive in Florida later in 2022.
In partnership with Siemens Mobility, the newest train sets represent Brightline’s commitment to invest billions in American infrastructure, creating the country’s first and only private high-speed rail network. The stainless-steel coaches are made with components from more than 160 suppliers across 27 states. They are designed for luxury and comfort, featuring special ergonomic seating, contemporary communication systems and enhanced Wi-Fi. Thanks to wide aisles, wheelchair storage and fully accessible restrooms, the Venture train set exceeds ADA requirements from end to end.
Brightline’s Orlando extension project is currently 80 per cent complete and is expected to be complete in late 2022, carrying passengers in 2023.