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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U.S., Florida: Brightline president talks about plan to add train station, parking garage in Boca Raton

By Miranda Christian, WPTV Webteam, NBC 5 WPTV; December 3, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Ahead of a critical vote…

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Florida Weekly Update: Check out Virgin Trains’ progress on its $4 Billion Orlando-to-West Palm route

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 22, 2019 Virgin Trains is on track for its expansion into…

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Brightline will be called Virgin Trains USA. So when will you see the new name on trains?

By David Lyons, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel; November 12, 2019 They may be married, but it’s taking the…

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Florida Congressman Brian Mast may consider federal funding for St. Lucie River bridge replacement by Virgin Trains

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; November 12, 2019 STUART - And the $100 million question is: Who wants…

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Here’s latest on Virgin Trains USA’s Orlando-to-West Palm construction

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 1, 2019 Virgin Trains USA is continuing to make progress on…

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It’s official: PortMiami is getting a Virgin Trains USA station

By Anne Kalosh, Seatrade Cruise News; October 29, 2019 Miami-Dade County commissioners on Tuesday gave the green light to Brightline,…

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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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