U.S.: Florida Luxury Train Cuts Branson Ties, Drops Virgin Name

By Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg, August 7, 2020 Florida luxury train operator Brightline is dropping plans to rebrand as Virgin Trains…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Florida: Orlando airport moving ahead with Virgin tracks, new main road entrance

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 24, 2020 Orlando International Airport has been getting major upgrades, resulting in a lot…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline might bypass five new rail platforms

By Gabriel Poblete, Miami Today; July 21, 2020 New commuter rail in Northeast Miami-Dade would have up to five new…

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U.S., Florida: Congressmen Brian Mast, Bill Posey seeking safety study for Brightline

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; July 16, 2020 With construction of the high-speed Brightline/Virgin Trains USA railroad to connect Orlando…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains USA, Wabtec Sign $120 Million PTC Deal

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 16, 2020 Virgin Trains USA (VTUSA), more commonly known under its original name,…

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U.S., South Florida: Brightline commuter plan panned by mayor and Tri-Rail, but advances into county talks

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; June 2, 2020 Tri-Rail and Miami-Dade’s mayor said it would cost the public too much…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline says local service will stay shut for months; Orlando route still on track

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; May 20, 2020 Virgin Trains USA, formerly known as Brightline, announced Wednesday that it is…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains planning $122 million of bridge work; two demolitions on Treasure Coast in May

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; May 11, 2020 Virgin Trains USA will spend $121.5 million to repair and replace…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline suspends service; 250 lose jobs

By Julius Whigham II, The Palm Beach Post; March 25, 2020 WEST PALM BEACH — Brightline train service has been…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Updates Train Schedule Due to Outbreak

By Mackenzie Cullen, Travel Pulse; March 18, 2020 To limit further potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, Brightline has modified…

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U.S., Florida: Tri-Rail’s executive director shares insights on South Florida’s commuting trends, goals for commuter rail

By Jim Molis, Contributor, South Florida Business Journal; March 16, 2020 As one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, South Florida’s…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline Reports Substantial Ridership Growth to Begin 2020

From Travel Pulse; February 26, 2020 Brightline has released ridership numbers for the month of January 2020, showing an increase…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ path to Disney World is undecided. Here’s what experts recommend.

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; February 25, 2020 The path that Virgin Trains USA will take…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline passenger counts, revenue remain well below company’s own projections

By Jeff Ostrowski, The Palm Beach Post; January 20, 2020 Brightline, the rail company aiming to prove the financial viability…

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U.S., South Florida: Train tunnel under New River would cost $3.3 billion, but some say it’s worth it

By Susannah Bryan, South Florida Sun Sentinel; January 13, 2020 When it comes to whisking train passengers through downtown Fort…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains ends 2019 “ramp up” year nearing 1 million South Florida riders

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; January 4, 2020 Virgin Trains finished November with almost 900,000 riders — less than half…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

By Ennis Davis, The Florida Times-Union; January 3, 2020 As Michael Cegelis speaks at a recent Central Florida Transportation Planning…

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U.S.: Virgin Trains OKs 3 new stations in South Florida, so when will it build stations here on the Treasure Coast and Space Coast?

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 28, 2019 A blueprint for Virgin Trains USA stations on the Treasure…

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U.S., Florida Opinion: It’s time for Indian River County to concede defeat in Virgin Trains fight | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 23, 2019 On Friday, Indian River County sustained yet another blow in its…

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U.S., Florida: What a Virgin Trains station at Disney may mean for Orlando biz

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA‘s plan for a station at…

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U.S., Florida: Disney and Brightline confirm advanced talks over theme-park station

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; December 17, 2019 Brightline and Walt Disney Co. officials have confirmed advanced talks about a…

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U.S., Florida: Boca officials unanimously approve Brightline station

By Abraham Mahshie, Special to The Post, The Palm Beach Post; December 10, 2019 Boca Raton officials on Tuesday night…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County to continue Brightline fight in 2020

By Jon Shainman, WPTV NBC 5; December 3, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — Indian River County plans to continue…

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