Brightline, America’s only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail, will be testing trains at maximum speeds of 125 miles-per-hour starting from March 1st between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa. This testing will take place along the new 35-mile dedicated rail corridor that runs parallel to the Beachline Expressway/SR 528 in Orange and Brevard Counties.
This rail corridor is fenced and has no public grade crossings, which means that train testing will not impact motorists. The testing will take place between 7 am and 7 pm daily and will continue throughout the spring. The purpose of this testing is to prepare for Orlando and connect South Florida and Central Florida with intercity passenger rail.