California/Las Vegas: Virgin Trains seeking $800 million in bonds for high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2019 Virgin Trains is looking to finally get the long-talked about high-speed…

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Rail from Los Angeles to Las Vegas? Metro officials are talking with Virgin Trains

By Elijah Chiland, Curbed Los Angeles; July 26, 2019 The head of Los Angeles’s largest transit agency said Thursday that…

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Virgin Trains USA Seeks $3.6 Billion in Muni Bonds for California-to-Vegas Rail Line

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; July 26, 2019 The company behind the nation’s first privately-owned intercity passenger railway in more than…

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California/Las Vegas: Victorville-Vegas train may be rolling by 2023

By Bryce Huffine, Daily Press; July 15, 2019 VICTORVILLE — High Desert residents eager for high-speed rail travel between here and…

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View from the UK: How America’s first high-speed railway – and Virgin Trains – is transforming Florida

By Simon Veness, The Telegraph; June 26, 2019 Sir Richard Branson may have been absent, but he and his Virgin…

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Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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Las Vegas officials eye linking downtown to proposed high-speed rail

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; May 24, 2019 A $7 billion high-speed rail line slated to connect Las Vegas…

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High-speed rail in the U.S. has new promise, and new pitfalls

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed; May 3, 2019 During a press conference last month to announce that his multifaceted Virgin brand…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Can private funding save high speed rail?

FAA reopens comments on 737 MAX training report By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; April…

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Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to Las Vegas hotel, planned train

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 13, 2019 Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have…

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Richard Branson Hypnotized Me and Stole My Watch

By Laine Doss, Miami New Times; April 5, 2019 It’s about 5 p.m. and Richard Branson is visibly tired.  The…

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Virgin Trains USA’s Patrick Goddard Wants to Get Americans Out of Their Cars

By Meredith Carey, Conde Nast Traveler; March 27, 2019 ‘Innovators’ chronicles our treks behind the scenes with travel’s disruptors and…

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How the west was won – by a trackside restaurant chain

From Sunday Morning, CBS News; February 24, 2019 Last fall, a cheer went up as a grand hotel from a…

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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA calls off IPO

By Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; February 12, 2019 Virgin Trains USA, which operates the Brightline passenger…

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Virgin Trains USA IPO: What Investors Need to Know

From The Motley Food, Fox Business News; February 9, 2019 Americans are riding passenger trains more often than they used…

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Virgin Trains USA targets Austin, Texas for high-speed rail

By Jenni Lee, KVUE ABC; February 5, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — A billionaire Englishman may be coming to Austin’s rescue…

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Brightline wants to go public. Here’s why.

By Billy Jean Louis and Brian Bandell, Orlando Business Journal; November 20, 2018 Three days after Brightline announced a strategic…

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Brightline’s deal with Virgin Group unveils Tampa expansion cost, ticket price and more

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; November 19, 2018 Brightline’s new partnership with Virgin Group has revealed new…

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After announcing rebrand, Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, files to go public

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; November 16, 2018 On the same day it announced a major rebranding as Richard Branson’s…

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Brightline forms strategic partnership with Virgin; to become Virgin Trains USA

A press release from Brightline; November 16, 2018: EXPRESS INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM TO BECOME VIRGIN TRAINS USA MIAMI, Fla.…

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Nevada: Local leaders hopeful for Las Vegas, Victorville high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; November 10, 2018 Southern Nevada leaders in tourism and transportation have given the…

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From the British point of view: The surprising renaissance of America’s railways

By Chris Leadbeater, Travel Correspondent, The Telegraph; October 18, 2018 Something is stirring in America – and for once, it…

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Las Vegas editorial: All aboard the train to Victorville, California

An Editorial Opinion From The Las Vegas Review-Journal; September 29, 2018 Talk of a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and…

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Riding the Brightline, America’s Train of the Future

By Paul Rubio, Conde Nast Traveler; September 25, 2018 It seems every business nowadays labels itself an industry “disrupter.” But…

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