Today, Brightline launched passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, the fastest passenger rail service in the U.S. outside of the Northeast. Brightline will offer 16 round trips a day on the 235-mile corridor, with the trip taking about 3 1/2 hours, and...
On May 3 we rode the first 110-mph train bound for St. Louis. This is the first time trains have been scheduled to go this fast on a heavy haul railroad where freight trains can be more than 2 miles long and each car weighs 143 tons. This could set the stage for upgrading more shared-use lines across the country, whether at 80, 90 or 110-mph.
The corridor was in horrible shape before the Chicago — St. Louis Corridor Project began. Today, it’s a world-class railroad, although there’s still a lot that can be done to improve the corridor.
Train Day Pictures and Stories
As you know, trains have incredible power to connect people from every region and corner of this great continent. High Speed Rail Alliance community members are helping to tell that story by sharing their experiences.
We plan to continue collecting stories and photos from our community, and will share them here. Contact us if you would like to add your personal experience to this page
We’re excited to announce our brand new High Speed Rail Alliance t-shirts!
The shirts are great conversation starters and will show that you’re part of a community working to bring high-speed trains to the United States.
We just ordered these new shirts. That means you will receive your t-shirt in mid to late May and can start showing it off when the warmer weather arrives.
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