Brightline, which bills itself as the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, on March 27 showcased Basecamp, its 135,805 square-foot, state-of-the-art train maintenance facility in Orlando. The $100 million facility, the most advanced in the region, sits on 62 acres south of Orlando International Airport and has begun commissioning new Brightline trains and servicing existing trains. It will ramp up to a 24/7 operation when Brightline opens its Orlando station this year and will employ 175 highly skilled workers including engineers, conductors, technicians and inspectors.
Brightline’s Basecamp is a world-class facility the length of two football fields, featuring cutting-edge technology. As construction continues, Brightline recently made history as the fastest train in Florida, reaching speeds of 130 mph during testing between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa, Fla. Opening this year, the Orlando Station will revolutionize train travel in America and continue Brightline’s vision of offering a guest-first travel experience connecting two of the most congested city pairs in the nation, whisking passengers between South and Central Florida in about three hours.