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Brightline To Begin Testing Trains At 125 Mph For First Time Along S.R. 528 In Orange And Brevard Counties

ORLANDO, Fla. – Brightline will begin testing trains at maximum speeds of 125 miles per hour as soon as Wednesday, March 1, between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa.

The testing will take place along the new 35-mile dedicated rail corridor that runs parallel to the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 in Orange and Brevard Counties.

The rail corridor is fenced and there are no public grade crossings. With no public grade crossings, train testing will not impact motorists.

Brightline trains will be testing between 7 am and 7 pm daily and testing will continue throughout the Spring of 2023.

The testing is in preparation for Orlando and connecting South Florida and Central Florida with intercity passenger rail.

Brightline continues to work closely with community partners, government agencies, and news media to raise awareness for rail safety throughout all testing. Brightline’s current testing along the corridor from Cocoa south to West Palm Beach is ongoing, reaching speeds of up to 110 mph.

The public is encouraged to help spread the message of rail safety with Brightline’s safety materials, including taking the digital rail safety pledge and viewing and sharing the new safety PSA.

For more information, visit www.gobrightline.com or follow Brightline on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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