U.S., South Florida: Tri-Rail locked out of downtown while Brightline is shut

By Jesse Scheckner, Miami Today; May 26, 2020 Several steps remain before Tri-Rail can run on Brightline tracks to MiamiCentral…

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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 completes apartment towers in downtown Miami

By Brian Bandell  – Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; February 27, 2020 The Park-Line Miami apartment towers have been completed…

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U.S., Florida Opinion: Miami-area tourists will be the big winners during Super Bowl week

By Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Miami Herald; January 29, 2020 As Super Bowl fans arrive in the Miami area, final preparations are…

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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., Florida: Tri-Rail into downtown Miami awaits Brightline’s action

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; December 3, 2019 Thousands of would-be downtown commuters wait anxiously to learn when Tri-Rail trains…

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Review: Brightline Florida/Virgin Trains USA

By Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time; November 3, 2019 I think I’ve just found the new most economical…

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South Florida: Pressure growing to extend Tri-Rail into Miami neighborhoods with new stations

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; November 2, 2019 Tri-Rail’s delayed arrival into downtown Miami may be a year away, but…

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Back on Track: How U.S. Cities Are Reinventing Their Train Depots

By Matt Grossman, Commercial Observer; October 22, 2019 Get them talking, and you’ll quickly learn that train buffs and history…

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Plan for a Virgin Trains USA station at PortMiami advances

By Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise News; October 18, 2019 The plan to develop a PortMiami station for Brightline, the private…

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South Florida: Brightline/Virgin Trains USA gets $76 million station in Aventura

By Glenna Milberg, Reporter, WPLG Local 10 News ABC; October 11, 2019 AVENTURA, Fla. – After a contentious vote that…

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South Florida: Brightline to bring therapy dogs to all three of its stations for World Mental Health Day

By Samantha Kerrigan, CBS12; October 8, 2019 West Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS12) — This Thursday is World Mental Health Day,…

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Virgin/Brightline: New South Florida stations could add millions of new trips

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; September 20, 2019 Virgin Trains, formerly known as Brightline, confirmed Friday it continues to target…

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Florida: Inside Virgin Trains’ MiamiCentral food hall (Photos)

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; July 26, 2019 Virgin Trains USA wants MiamiCentral station to be more…

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South Florida: Train service eases stress for West Palm Beach commuters

By Tony Doris, The Palm Beach Post; July 12, 2019 WEST PALM BEACH — Mabel Melton, a longtime Miami-Dade County…

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South Florida: Next stop, Hollywood? Virgin Trains plans new stations between Miami and West Palm

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; July 10, 2019 A bit more time may be soon be added on to your…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains USA reports 244,000 riders in first quarter of 2019

By Scott Powers, Florida Politics; July 3, 2019 Virgin Trains USA’s private passenger trains carried 244,178 riders between Miami, Fort…

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Train control safety rule stalls Tri-Rail to MiamiCentral Station

By Catherine Lackner, Miami Today; June 18, 2019 Another roadblock has temporarily stalled Tri-Rail trains from steaming into Miami Central…

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Passenger rail grows in Florida, as the state grapples with congested roads

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 In January, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)…

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Virgin Trains USA called ‘transformative’ for Florida cruise industry

By Anne Kalosh, Editor, Seatrade Cruise News; May 30, 2019 Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) today hosted a congressional staff…

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South Florida: VirginTrains USA owner sells MiamiCentral office buildings for $159 million

By Keith Larsen, The Real Deal; May 15, 2019 The parent company of VirginTrains USA, Florida East Coast Industries, sold…

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South Florida: MSC Cruises and Brightline Partner to Offer Bag-Free Transportation to PortMiami

By Gina Kramer, Editor, Cruise Critic; May 8, 2019 (5 p.m. EDT) — Sailing on MSC Cruises out of Miami?…

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Miami: Tri-Rail train stations in Midtown and Little River? Report makes case for new local stops

By Rob Wile and Joey Flechas, Miami Herald; April 18, 2019 Tri-Rail has yet to arrive at MiamiCentral Station, where…

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Brightline now will be called Virgin Trains USA. Here’s what to expect next week and beyond.

By David Lyons, Reporter, South Florida Sun Sentinel; March 29, 2019 One year after the Brightline commuter rail line unveiled…

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