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  • This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
    Websites: Current Brightline
    Virgin USA
    Virgin UK
This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

Moderator: CRail

  by Jeff Smith
 
https://www.tcpalm.com/story/money/busi ... 640011007/
Brightline gets $2.2 billion in bonds, will increase trains from four to seven coaches

The company expects to increase ridership on both routes when it receives the 30 new Siemens coaches it has ordered. Some will arrive this summer, company officials have said, and all will arrive by 2025, according to a refinancing report published May 9.

Each four-coach train will get three more coaches, increasing seating capacity from 240 to 450, the report says. Stations can accommodate 10-coach trains, so Brightline could add three more coaches per train later.
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  by JohnFromJersey
 
Hopefully this means Brightline can welcome back commuters soon. Being able to accommodate both commuters and long-distance passengers is likely the way to go. instead of prioritizing one over the other.
  by robelybasis
 
Anyone have status on additional brightline coaches? I believe 10 extra are under construction at siemens now with 20 more on the way.