Watch: Brightline high-speed testing begins on portion of Orlando line

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Brightline train in Orlando.
David C. Lester

Brightline announced yesterday that high-speed testing (up to 79 mph) has begun on a portion of the line that will connect West Palm Beach with Orlando.

The section of track being tested is between Melbourne and Rockledge, which is just south of the Merritt Island wildlife sanctuary and the Kennedy Space Center.

Florida Today reports that Katie Mitzner, Brightline’s Director of Public Affairs, said this testing will continue for several weeks, then testing at speeds of 110 mph will begin in the fall.

The line from West Palm Beach to Orlando is scheduled to begin operating in early 2023. The corridor from Miami to West Palm Beach is currently operating, and when the Orlando line opens, passengers will enjoy service from Miami to Orlando.

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