Brightline has not said when it will begin regular passenger service, or how much fares will cost. But here are a slew of stats about the much-anticipated rail service.
Five trains. Four are in Florida. The fifth, Brightline Red, is expected around the end of the month.
Each train has two locomotives and four passenger coaches – seating approximately 240 guests.
The trains are built in the U.S. with the help of more than 40 suppliers in more than 20 states.
16 weekday round trips.
At the inception of service, Brightline will run 3 trains on regular daily duty, have one in reserve and one in maintenance.
A total of 473 parking spots in West Palm Beach, 670 in Fort Lauderdale.
5 Brightline “teammates” on each train, including engineer, train manager and guest attendants.
42,000 – number of Operation Lifesaver safety fliers that were sent to School District of Palm Beach county families living along Florida East Coast Railway tracks.
900 jobs created by project in Palm Beach County.
An app. The company says it will make an app available a week to 10 days before train service starts to facilitate ticket purchases.
$300 million: Brightline’s total economic impact in Palm Beach County.
Data from Florida East Coast Railway and Brightline