Virgin Trains USA targets timeline for Orlando-area theme park station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; October 21, 2019 Virgin Trains could be nearing an agreement soon on…

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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 unveils Phase II, mid-2022 completion

By Arthur Mondale, WPTV 5 NBC; October 14, 2019 JUPITER, Fla. — On Monday evening, Brightline/Virgin Trains unveiled it’s complete…

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Riding the (Sun) Rails

By Joseph Hayes, Orlando Magazine; October 2019 The 49 miles of Sunrail track (so far) with 16 stations through four…

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Orlando to Miami higher-speed Virgin Trains USA passenger train project getting real

By Scott Powers, Floridapolitics.com; October 11, 2019 It’s getting real, this long discussed, debated, fought over, raved about, warned against,…

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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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Brightline/Virgin Trains USA Announces New Travel Advisor Program

By Patrick Clarke, Senior Writer, Travel Pulse; October 10, 2019 Brightline (soon to be Virgin Trains), announced today a new…

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Orlando International Airport is right on cusp of major milestone

Editor’s Note: Many passenger rail traditionalists have questioned the wisdom of Brightline/Virgin Trains USA constructing its primary Orlando area train…

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Deadline extended for Virgin Trains’ $1.7 billion Orlando-Tampa route negotiations

By Ryan Lynch and Veronica Brezina-Smith, Orlando Business Journal; October 3, 2019 A proposed high-speed train route between Orlando and…

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SunRail cracks down on fare card misuse in Central Florida

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2, 2019 Next month, Central Florida commuter railroad SunRail will begin tracking fare evasion through…

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Orlando’s Royal Palm Railway: For a spooky ride, all aboard Phantasmagoria’s ghost train | Review

By Matthew J. Palm, Theater Critic, Orlando Sentinel; September 26, 2019 It might seem counterintuitive to tell ghost stories about…

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Florida: Here’s the latest on Virgin Trains’ $4 billion Orlando-to-West Palm route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; September 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA is continuing to make progress on…

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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 extends Virgin Trains’ deadline for Orlando-to-Tampa right-of-way negotiations

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; September 11, 2019 The state is allowing more time for Virgin…

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Florida’s Brightline passenger rail expands on success

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 9, 2019 Work with what is there. That usually is the calling following…

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Central Florida: Volusia County asks out of SunRail-to-DeLand deal

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; August 29, 2019 ORLANDO — After an announcement that some $34 million in…

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Central Florida: Virgin Trains USA construction to cause lane, shoulder closures this month

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; August 12, 2019 The expansion of Virgin Trains USA from Miami to…

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Florida: Virgin Trains USA Celebrates One Million Ride Mark

A press release from Virgin Trains USA; August 6, 2019: Virgin Trains, formerly Brightline, first began service in January 2018,…

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Florida: Virgin Trains readying for first construction on Treasure Coast, staging in Fort Pierce

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; July 31, 2019 FORT PIERCE — Virgin Trains USA has begun its first construction-related…

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South Florida: Brightline Stop Chugging Toward Boca Raton

By Marisa Herman, Associate Editor, Boca Newspaper; July 31, 2019 Boca residents may be able to hop on a Brightline…

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Central Florida: SunRail’s Osceola stations boost ridership as major challenge for commuter train looms

By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel; July 30, 2019 Central Florida’s SunRail commuter train inaugurated its overdue service in Osceola County…

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Boca Raton, Florida advances to next step with Virgin USA to add train stop

By Andrew Lofholm, WPTV NBC 5; July 22, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Virgin USA, formally known as Brightline, met…

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Here’s how work is progressing on Virgin Train USA’s Orlando-to-Miami route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; July 22, 2019 Virgin Trains USA has offered a further look at…

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SunRail in DeLand, Florida: Volusia County sets up legal challenge to state’s handover of costs in 2021

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; July 16, 2019 DELAND — The Volusia County Council reaffirmed its commitment to…

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Florida: With federal funds in sight, Volusia County Council reconsiders SunRail to DeLand

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; July 15, 2019 The first glimmer of hope for a DeLand SunRail station…

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