Schumann Drive Railroad Crossing to Close for 2 Weeks

Railroad Crossing
Railroad Crossing

As part of the ongoing upgrades by Brightline, the railroad crossing at Schumann Drive will be closed from June 16th through June 30th. 

The City of Sebastian plans to update its electronic message boards at City Hall and Riverview Park a few days before the railroad closure. Please follow signed detour routes.

Brightline spokesperson Katie Mitzner told Sebastian Daily the upgrades are part of the company’s $2.7 billion improvements to provide higher-speed passenger service.

Also, the Main Street railroad closure in Sebastian was postponed. There is no schedule yet, but we will update everyone once we get the dates for the closure. 

Schumann Drive is one of the last railroad crossings to upgrade in Sebastian by Brightline. 

The recent railroad upgrades are part of Brightline’s expansion, spanning from West Palm Beach to the Orlando International Airport. It is now more than 70% complete.

The trains, which will not be carrying passengers, will be an opportunity for train conductors and locomotive engineers to learn the tracks and territory along a 130-mile stretch of the corridor. 

The passenger trains will be passing through Sebastian at speeds of 110 mph.


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