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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:51 PM

When Brightline was negotiating ROW with the parallel (Orlando-Cocoa) Beachline Expressway authority, the highway engineer said that his main concern was that Brightline didn't compete with them with a station at Cocoa.  I presumed that the agreement would have been conditional on no Cocoa station.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:40 AM

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When Brightline was negotiating ROW with the parallel (Orlando-Cocoa) Beachline Expressway authority, the highway engineer said that his main concern was that Brightline didn't compete with them with a station at Cocoa.  I presumed that the agreement would have been conditional on no Cocoa station.

While I understand the desire to maintain toll revenue, I'm not sure that a considerable amount of 'new business' between the Orlando region and Cocoa would actually constitute 'lost revenue'.  

...the business implications of a Brevard County Brightline stop could allow for more businesses on the Space Coast to tap into the talent pool in Orlando. 

“Potential future business in areas such as Orlando will allow us the ability to cast a wider net for job talents to bring here to the Space Coast. It’s something that we’re looking forward to, specifically with the Brightline system,” [Adrian] Kellgren [of a local firm, Kel-Tec] said.

Remember that the Space Coast TPO had a Brevard County static discussion that culminated in this report from 2016.

https://www.spacecoasttpo.com/home/showpublisheddocument/290/637745645362400000

Presumably the plot thickens because Brevard County doesn't have toll roads by choice, but their mileage of 528 is 'hostage' to tolling in the west for revenue they don't see.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:03 AM

More complete track construction completed.  That allows more track to be 2 main tracks.  Do not believe this is the HrSR testing site yet.  Probably still needs signaling work?

Brightline Construction: Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, and Stuart Progress - June 2022 - YouTube

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:43 PM

Brightline installs a 5 track signal bridge.  Believe it is located just  south of Cocoa CP.

Watch: Time-lapse video of signal bridge installment - Railway Track and Structures (rtands.com)

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:51 PM

Caldonian sleeper passengers go no where.  At least one passenger got a good nights sleep.

Man wakes up after night on sleeper train to find it never left Glasgow | Scotland | The Guardian

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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:24 AM

Overmod
While I understand the desire to maintain toll revenue, I'm not sure that a considerable amount of 'new business' between the Orlando region and Cocoa would actually constitute 'lost revenue'.  

You have to consider the source of the comment and the fear highway developers have of HSR competing with them for government money.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, July 28, 2022 9:50 PM

A few videos of Brightline 's 79 MPH testing from railway track and structures.  Does anyone know if the "off side"secondary gates lowering shown in the first video is according to FRA rules?

Watch: Brightline high-speed testing begins on portion of Orlando line - Railway Track and Structures (rtands.com)

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:19 PM

blue streak 1
A few videos of Brightline 's 79 MPH testing from railway track and structures.  Does anyone know if the secondary gates lowering shown in the first video is according to FRA rules?

Watch: Brightline high-speed testing begins on portion of Orlando line - Railway Track and Structures (rtands.com)

Doubt that the original view of the gates have them set for 79 MPH operation.  To my mind, the 'off side' gates should have been fully lowered prior to the train occupying the crossing.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 11:43 PM

Progress on Aventura and BocaRaton stations.   Have to wonder if they are going to be complete by end of year?  There is a short follow update for the end of July but not by Roaming. 

Brightline Construction: Aventura and Boca Raton Station Progress - June 25, 2022 - YouTube

Innovation way to Cocoa progress report.  the construction is getting closer to connecting Orlando to Cocoa.  As understood connecting the 2  is waiting for 2 additional rail trains to deliver rail to be installed.

Brightline Construction: Orlando Line Progress - July 2022 - YouTube

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:54 PM

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