Privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service Brightline (Florida) will soon take delivery of its fifth trainset, BrightRed, from Siemens USA in Sacramento. This marks delivery of the final trainset for Brightline’s Phase 1 service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Upon arrival at Workshop b, Brightline’s 12-acre railroad operations facility in West Palm Beach, BrightRed will soon begin the testing and commissioning process.
Brightline’s trains are built as integrated trainsets, comprised of two diesel-electric locomotives and four high quality stainless-steel coaches. These clean diesel-electric locomotives will meet the highest emissions standards set by the federal government. The integration improves ride quality and makes for a quiet experience, while the locomotive on each end offers high reliability and redundancy.
Brightline’s trains have automatic level boarding platforms and aisles that exceed ADA compliance standards, as well as comfortable leather seats with multiple outlets for devices and complimentary robust Wi-Fi, powered by multiple antennas on every car.
“It is an exciting honor for Siemens to build trainsets with such historical significance, serving the first privately-funded rail system in over 100 years,” said Siemens Rolling Stock President Michael Cahill.