Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Trains USA locks up funding for Orlando leg

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; April 4, 2019

Virgin Trains USA on April 4 announced its $2.3 billion Orlando-to-Miami route has been fully funded.

The Coral Gables-based intercity passenger train — which currently is operating on a three-stop route in South Florida — has been seeking financing to expand the route from West Palm Beach into Orlando International Airport. The company previously said its Miami-to-Orlando train service will carry an estimated 6.6 million passengers per year once operations are stabilized in 2023.

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