BRIGHTLINE TO BEGIN HIGH SPEED TESTING AT 110 MPH
Brightline will begin testing trains at 110 miles-per-hour, in northern Palm Beach County as soon as Saturday, February 11. This phase of Brightline testing will occur throughout February and March. The testing will take place in Palm Beach County including Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Lake Park, Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach. Testing will take place daily between 7AM and 4PM. Flaggers will be present at railroad crossings when there is ACTIVE testing taking place in the area. Residents should be alert and follow the law around active railroad tracks and railroad crossings. Testing is expected to bring additional wait times at railroad crossings. Brightline has made crucial safety improvements at all 156 railroad crossings along the corridor. All safety improvements have been installed at crossings in the testing areas. Those improvements vary per crossing, but may include new crossing gates, signal systems, pedestrian gates, pavement markings and roadway profiles. Where trains will operate at speeds over 79 mph, crossings have quad gates or medians to prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates.
Important Safety Reminders:
● Residents should be alert and follow the law around active railroad tracks and railroad crossings.
● Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists should be aware that rail traffic will run on BOTH tracks in BOTH
● Stay off the tracks and never go around crossing gates.
● Only cross the railroad at designated crossings.
● Never stop on the tracks.
● Failure to follow the law could result in fines, points on your license or loss of life.
Brightline began high speed testing at 110 mph in the fall of 2022 through Martin and St. Lucie Counties.
The testing is in preparation for opening to Orlando in 2023 and will continue in phases along the 129-
mile rail corridor between West Palm Beach and Cocoa.