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Damage figure from February Brightline derailment $408K

Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 18:50:12-04

A Brightline train derailment in West Palm Beach in February caused more than $400 thousand in damage, according to a report from the Federal Railroad Administration.

The train was returning from a signaling compatibility test on February 11, when an axle derailed and damaged gearboxes, the report said.

The cause of the derailment has not been determined, the report said.

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Damage to the equipment was $408,000 and damage to the track was an additional $206, according to the report.

The findings were first reported in thePalm Beach Post.

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