All Aboard Florida trains to use retractable gap fillers

February 9, 2016

By Cindy Barth,

Good morning, Orlando!

Let’s start this morning’s blog with an item about some interesting technology for passenger trains.Website Insert Fleet for Sale or Lease copy

Brightline — the express train from All Aboard Florida that will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando — will be the first passenger train in the United States to use retractable gap fillers.

Here’s how the technology will work: Prior to the doors opening, the custom gap filler will extend up to 12 inches from the train and pivot to meet the station platform, creating a flush surface for passengers to cross and making it easy for those in wheelchairs, pushing strollers or luggage to board Brightline.

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