ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — For the first time, we’re getting a close look at the high-speed trains that will connect Orlando International Airport to South Florida.
Fresh off the assembly line, the trains will soon be moving from Sacramento, California to Florida for Brightline’s high-speed rail.
Rail service between Miami and West Palm Beach was the first part of the project.
Work is more than 60% done on Phase Two that will connect to the new train station at Orlando International Airport. That leg is set to begin service in early 2023.
Brightline also has its eyes on the next leg, to Walt Disney World and then to Tampa.
“This is the time for American rail,” said Michael Cahill, president of Siemens Mobility. “What we’ve known all along and now it’s become a real prospect … it’s a really good andidote to climate change.”
The idea is to get more people out of their cars by running biodiesel-electric trains between major Florida cities.