All Aboard Florida, the project to build an express passenger train from Miami to Orlando, has picked the German multinational Siemens to manufacture the locomotives and passenger coaches for the rail service.
The service, when completed, will be one of the highest speed train routes running in the country, operating at maximum speeds of up to 125 mph. The All Aboard Florida trains will be built at Siemens’ solar-powered rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, California, All Aboard Florida said in a joint statement with the German multinational.
It added that the trains will be built with main components coming from Siemens plants throughout the United States — including traction motors and gearboxes from Norwood, Ohio, and propulsion containers from Alpharetta, Ga.
The trains will be maintained in West Palm Beach and at Orlando International Airport, the statement said.
The initial five trainset purchase will serve the Miami-West Palm Beach segment that is scheduled to begin operations in 2016.