I thought the Sprinters were designed to operate at 135 MPH even if Amtrak only operates them at 125 MPH.
I can’t wait to see ridership once Orlando opens late SpringI think many, many people are curious to see what this ridership will be. I have family in the Orlando area that I routinely visit, but have never been to Miami. I could see myself checking out Miami beach for a couple days, but not enough to make a special trip from the northeast or to tack on a rental car plus 8 hours of driving once I'm in FL. A reasonably fast and convenient train changes that equation.
Brightline continues high-speed tests for Miami to Orlando route
New Brightline trains will be on the track for testing in preparation for service between South and Central Florida.
According to a release, testing for the trains will begin on Wednesday between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa.
The trains will be running at a maximum speed of 125 miles-per-hour along the 35-mile route which runs parallel to the Beachline Expressway in Orange and Brevard Counties.
The testing will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily and testing will continue throughout the spring.