Two more Brightline trains headed to West Palm Beach

Two more Brightline trains will leave a California manufacturing facility today and are expected to arrive in West Palm Beach next week, the company said Tuesday.

Brightline’s BrightGreen and BrightOrange trains, named for the coloring on their passenger cars, are being pulled across the country by a locomotive.  Today’s departure marks the first time the company has shipped two trains at one time.

Brightline’s first train rolling through West Palm Beach on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

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Brightline unveiled its first train, named BrightBlue, at a special event in January. The company has been periodically testing that train on the rail line running south from its West Palm Beach rail repair facility.

BrightGreen and BrightOrange (Photo provided)

A second train — BrightPink — arrived in West Palm Beach last month.

The trains are being stored at Brightline’s repair facility near 15th Street in West Palm Beach.

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The trains are being built at Siemens’ manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif.

Brightline’s 5th train, BrightRed, is expected to be shipped from California in mid-June.

Brightline plans to launch the first leg of its passenger service this summer.

The first leg will carry passengers between West Palm Beach and Miami. Eventually, Brightline plans to expand service north to Orlando.

Construction on the company’s West Palm Beach-to-Orlando leg has not yet begun. Brightline officials have said the project will take at least two years to complete.

Brightline has said it will start “pre-season” service between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale in late July. Service between West Palm Beach and Miami is expected to begin in August.

Ticket prices have not been released.

A grand opening of the rail project is planned for mid-September, the company said.

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