‘Luxury travel at its finest’: Take a tour of Central Florida’s 1st Brightline train

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9 traffic anchor Alexa Lorenzo got an tour of Central Florida’s first Brightline train.


Bright Blue 2 is now at the vehicle maintenance facility south of Orlando International Airport.

The train is state-of-the-art and Vice President and Mechanical Engineer Tom Rutkowski couldn’t be prouder.

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“This is luxury travel at its finest,” Rutkowski said.

There are outlets in every corner, free Wi-Fi, genuine leather seats that slide forward to recline, and everyone has a piece of window. Food and drinks are included too.

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“Where hospitality meets transportation,” Rutkowski said.

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A round trip to South Florida will likely cost you about $200 once the train is up and running.

“We’re 72% complete as of today,” said Michael Cegelis, executive vice president. “We’re making good progress.”

There are three new trains that will arrive later this year.

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Construction is set to be complete this year, with a goal of carrying passengers in 2023.

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