Ride Comfort in the Sunshine State

From Miami to Orlando in three hours: Continental supports high-speed rail project in Florida with air springs.

Ride Comfort in the Sunshine State

The car is the primary method of transport in the U.S.A. However, despite expansion measures, the 6 million-km long road network can now no longer cope with the relentless growth of traffic. For this reason, new rail projects are appearing right across the country – even outside major cities. An example of this is the fast inter-city connection by the Brightline public transport project, which aims to connect Miami and Orlando in the future. Continental air springs will provide a pleasantly comfortable ride on the 390-km long route and at top speeds of 200 km/h.

Environmentally friendly travel

Used in the bogie of trains, the primary and secondary suspension systems, which were developed by Continental especially for Brightline, increase ride comfort by minimizing vibrations and impacts. In doing so, they increase the appeal of environmentally friendly rail transport and contribute to reducing noise pollution in cities and densely populated areas.

Relaxation from A to B

Ride Comfort in the Sunshine State

Thanks to the existing rail network, Brightline was able to commence operation on the route section from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach in mid-January 2018. Soon, the train will also stop in Miami. In the coming months, construction of the second section of the route is to begin – to connect the International Airport in Orlando, too. The connection time of just three hours should be of interest not only to commuters who want to get from A to B quickly, but also to tourists. Passengers can sit back and relax and admire the many impressive hotel structures on the route through the train’s large windows: This is a real alternative to traveling by rental car and to traffic jams on the I-95 and State Road 528, which run parallel to the trail tracks. The new travel opportunity should make a visit to the already impressive Sunshine State even more attractive and comfortable in the future!

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