Watch: Brightline welcomes Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2 trains to Orlando

Written by David C. Lester, Editor In Chief
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Brightline Bright Green and Bright Pink en route to Orlando behind Union Pacific locomotive.
Jim Pearson Photography/Brightline

Last week, Brightline welcomed new trains to it's Orlando locomotive servicing facility.

Brightline last week 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 on July 8. In total they traveled 3,000 miles 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. 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. All of which makes for a comfortable, seamless ride,” said Michael Cegelis, EVP, Development and Construction, Brightline. 

For a video of new trains arriving in Orlando, please click on the following link:

https://vimeo.com/731900339/a828f73b19?embedded=false&source=video_title&owner=42817449

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 this year.

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 train sets exceed ADA requirements from end to end.

Brightline’s Orlando extension project is currently 80 percent complete and is expected to be complete in late 2022, carrying passengers in 2023.

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