Asia, India: Asia’s Oldest Railway Finally Seeks Private Money to Run Trains

By Rahul Satija and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg; July 1, 2020 Indian Railways, the world’s fourth-largest network, is seeking investments from…

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Asia, India – Private train operations likely by April 2023; ticket fares to be competitive with airfares: Railways

From The Tribune; July 2, 2020 New Delhi, July 2 Private train operations in the country will begin by April…

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Asia, India: Virgin Trains, Italferr, Indian cos likely bidders for private trains; Bombardier, Alstom to vie for rolling stock

By Nirbhay Kumar, Business Today; July 3, 2020 The Indian Railways’ Rs 30,000 crore privatisation plan could see some of…

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U.S.: High-speed rail project gets OK to use I-15 right of way in California

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 30, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s high speed train plans got another boost after…

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U.S., Commentary: Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Return to America?

By Scott Beyer, Catalyst; June 30, 2020 Private rail transport can work in the United States—we know because it still…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Passenger train study to possibly start next week

By Katrina Lim, WQOW ABC News 18; June 25, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – A major milestone is happening to…

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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., 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 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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Europe: Czech Railways reportedly in talks over Leo Express acquisition

By David Burroughs, International Railway Journal; April 24, 2020 CZECH Railways (ČD) is reportedly in talks regarding a potential takeover…

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U.S., Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery

By David Burroughs, News & Features Writer, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; April 2, 2020 Texas Central says that the $20…

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U.S., Florida: State suspends Brightline’s negotiations for Orlando to Tampa right-of-way

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; March 27, 2020 The right-of-way lease that Brightline, also known as Virgin…

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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., California: Virgin Trains completes land purchase for Apple Valley station

By Martin Estacio, Staff Writer, Daily Press; March 11, 2020 APPLE VALLEY — A high-speed train from the High Desert…

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U.S., Nevada: Clark County OKs plans for high-speed train station

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; March 4, 2020 Clark County commissioners approved station plans for the long-talked about Las…

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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, Opinion: Annoyed Virgin Trains tore up trees, vegetation along rail line? Just wait | Gil Smart

By Gil Smart, Treasure Coast, TCPalm.com; February 26, 2020 Ah, progress. Earlier this week I started fielding calls from Martin…

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U.S., California/Nevada: Trump Fight Over California Train Stalls Virgin Muni-Bond Plans

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 26, 2020 Virgin Trains USA’s plan to finance the contruction of a high-speed railroad to…

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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., Texas: Critics say they’re in for long haul against $15 billion Houston-to-Dallas bullet train

By Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle; February 20, 2020 NAVASOTA — In the same room where many mobilized against the proposed…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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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: Here’s the latest on Virgin Trains’ planned Disney station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; January 24, 2020 Virgin Trains plans to open its proposed station at…

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