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Title: Miami to Orlando Passenger Service
Post by: chaz on January 10, 2016, 12:43:38 AM
In 2012, the Florida East Coast Railway ( spun off All Aboard Florida ( to explore adding passenger service from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando Florida.  In 2015, All Aboard Florida created the Brightline brand (  Here are some of the graphic designs that were considered. (  The consist is a push/pull with two, 125 MPH, 4400 HP, Siemens Charger locomotives and Siemens Viaggio coaches.  Some trains will have a cafe car and some will have a buffet car.  Locomotives and cars have been ordered.  BTW, the FEC just upgraded their freight service with 24, 75 MPH, 4400 HP, GE ES44C4 locomotives.  High speed intermodal is just around the corner.

For those of you who like technical stuff, here is the Final Environmental Impact Statement from the Federal Railway Administration (  I call your attention to the East-West and North-South track plans showing speed limits, and upgrades.

3.3.3-A3 E-W Corridor FDOT Portion Plan
3.3.3-A4 N-S Corridor Track Chart

Sorry,  the track charts are

3.3.3-A4 N-S Corridor Track Chart
3.3.3-A5 E-W Corridor Track Chart