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2 new Brightline trains arrive in West Palm Beach

First leg of high-speed passenger train service expected to begin this summer

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Two new Brightline trains arrived Thursday in South Florida.

The new high-speed passenger rail trains arrived in West Palm Beach after a cross-country trek from Sacramento, where they were built.

"This is a new alternative mode of transportation, the kind of thing people have been talking about for decades," Michael Reininger, president of Brightline, told Local 10 News.

The express train is years in the making, and it’ll be a matter of months before it takes passengers from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

 

Reininger spoke to Local 10 News a few months ago during a sneak peek of the new trains.

The final touches are being put on the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations. The Miami station will be finished this summer.

"Initially, the trains will be comprised of two locomotives, one at each end, and four custom coaches in between the locomotives that'll carry 240 passengers," Reininger said.

Prices haven't been announced.