Brightline’s first passenger train has arrived in West Palm Beach.
The train is being stored at the company’s rail repair facility on 15th Street in West Palm Beach. The 12-acre site is located just west of the Florida East Coast Railway tracks.
On Wednesday morning, the 489-foot-long train was housed under a covered structure at the repair yard, partially shielding it from public view. The covered structure will be used by workers to clean and maintain the company’s fleet.
A rail enthusiast posted a video to YouTube late Tuesday that shows the train moving through the Treasure Coast on its way to West Palm Beach.
The train has two locomotives and four rail cars.
Four more trains for Brightline’s first phase are being built at Siemens’ manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California. Those trains are expected to arrive in South Florida by the end of March.
Brightline plans to start shuttling passengers between West Palm Beach and Miami in mid-2017. The bulk of the construction on the buildings and tracks that will mark its route is complete.
Track work for the second phase of the project, which runs between West Palm Beach and Orlando, has not yet begun.