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High-speed rail connecting South Florida to Disney World closer to reality

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High-speed rail connecting South Florida to Disney World closer to reality

https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/...VGjpplXPbnOVsw
High Speed Rail the bizjournal suggests will not pass most transportation pundits definition of HSR. Brightline travels at a maximum speed of 60 mph from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, 79 mph from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach, 110 mph from Palm Beach to Coco Beach, and 125 mph from Palm Beach to Orlando. I repeat, maximum speeds - the normal speeds will be much lower. The train would have to slow down for some curves and some bridges along the route.
Most transportation pundits consider high speed rail, at a minimum, having maximum speeds of 150 mph. This train will never ever go that fast on the existing tracks.
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High Speed Rail the bizjournal suggests will not pass most transportation pundits definition of HSR. Brightline travels at a maximum speed of 60 mph from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, 79 mph from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach, 110 mph from Palm Beach to Coco Beach, and 125 mph from Palm Beach to Orlando. I repeat, maximum speeds - the normal speeds will be much lower. The train would have to slow down for some curves and some bridges along the route.
Most transportation pundits consider high speed rail, at a minimum, having maximum speeds of 150 mph. This train will never ever go that fast on the existing tracks.
We all knew when this was announced that it wouldn't be a true HSR project but it certainly will be better than the current 6+ hours it takes on Amtrak to travel between Miami & Orlando.
Brightline estimates their service will cut that time in half.
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The issue is all the street crossings since it runs through South Florida's most urban areas.
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High-Speed Rail Heats Up In California As Brightline Eyes Las Vegas Route Extensions

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XpressWest signs MOUs to study L.A.-Vegas high-speed rail extensions

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High Speed Rail the bizjournal suggests will not pass most transportation pundits definition of HSR. Brightline travels at a maximum speed of 60 mph from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, 79 mph from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach, 110 mph from Palm Beach to Coco Beach, and 125 mph from Palm Beach to Orlando. I repeat, maximum speeds - the normal speeds will be much lower. The train would have to slow down for some curves and some bridges along the route.
Most transportation pundits consider high speed rail, at a minimum, having maximum speeds of 150 mph. This train will never ever go that fast on the existing tracks.
Technically the bare minimum to be considered HSR on a legacy alignment is 200 kph (=125 mph). For example, the the UK's East and West Coast Main lines are considered HSR by this definition because they've been upgraded to 200 kph running. So if the 110 mph section on the former FEC alignment were sped up just a little bit more, it'd meet this definition of HSR.

The new alignment out to Orlando, though, is hardly HSR at all but rather medium-speed rail in the rest of the developer world.
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Groundbreaking today. Aventura station is schedule to be completion in Fall 2021.
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Brightline using new technology to build train tunnels in Central Florida
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High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City
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Brightline close to county deal on commuter tracks. Next up: Fights over stations

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Boca Raton station will open in mid-2022.

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Brightline shaves almost a year from Florida rail project using precast tunnel system

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- The $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Orlando International Airport (OIA) will see the construction of a train tunnel in two weeks instead of almost one year thanks to an innovative box-jack system suggested by general contractor Granite Construction. This is the first time the box-jack system will be used for a train project outside of the Northeast United States. — The developer of the box-jacking system, Italian company Petrucco, is using special hydraulic jacks to push two precast concrete boxes one 146 feet long and the other 126 feet long and both with 42-foot-long sidewalls under a roadway east of the airport while an excavator digs out a path from inside the box and from the opposite side. Each box weighs more than 3,000 tons, and the installation will take a 40-person crew working 12-hour shifts around the clock. — Rail officials also plan on using the box-jack system next year to create a second train tunnel underpass along the South Florida-to-OIA route in Cocoa, Florida, avoiding shutting down traffic for almost a year in that location as well.

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Brightline trains to set launch in 2024 from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

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US Supreme Court won't hear Indian River county's appeal Brightline lawsuit. Yay for US Supreme court. Good! Leave Brightline alone!

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