U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains plan to replace St. Lucie River rail bridge finds support from Martin County

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; January 7, 2020 MARTIN COUNTY — Local support for federal tax dollars to…

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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.: Virgin Trains expands in Florida. Will it ever reach Jacksonville?

By Ennis Davis, The Florida Times-Union; January 3, 2020 As Michael Cegelis speaks at a recent Central Florida Transportation Planning…

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U.S., Florida: What a Virgin Trains station at Disney may mean for Orlando biz

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2019 Virgin Trains USA‘s plan for a station at…

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U.S., Florida: Indian River County loses main fight against Virgin Trains in U.S. Court of Appeals

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 20, 2019 Indian River County lost its primary, long-standing legal battle with…

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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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New Hampshire: After filing for bankruptcy, private rail firm says work with Nashua is ‘sort of on hold’

By Kimberly Houghton, Correspondent, New Hampshire Union Leader; November 14, 2019 NASHUA — Boston Surface Railroad Company, the entity working…

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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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California: Thousands of jobs and 1,200 news housing units expected to be created as part of Virgin Trains USA

From Victor Valley News; October 24, 2019 APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Virgin Trains USA Vice President Bob O’Malley was…

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South Florida: Multi-million deal would run Virgin Trains into Port of Miami

By Jesse Scheckner; Miami Today; October 15, 2019 Less than a week after they OK’d spending up to $76.7 million…

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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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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’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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Virgin Trains expects to begin work Sept. 23 along Florida’s Treasure Coast, Stuart officials say

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; September 18, 2019 Preliminary work on Virgin Trains USA’s higher-speed rail is expected…

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South Florida: Virgin Trains USA/Brightline to suspend service due to Hurricane Dorian

By Matthew Arrojas, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal; August 30, 2019 Brightline, also know as Virgin Trains USA, will halt…

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A Brightline first: Couple tie the knot on train at 79 mph in South Florida

By Wayne K. Roustan and Jennifer Lett, South Florida Sun Sentinel; August 24, 2019 Paul Ward and Jules Bandiera got married…

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Europe: Leo Express moves into the black

By Quintus Vosman, International Railway Journal; August 16, 2019 CZECH train and bus operator Leo Express generated a profit for…

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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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Indian government to launch private train service with Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express: report

From domain-b.com; July 9, 2019 Indian Railways is expected to start its experiment with privately-run passenger trains with the Delhi-Lucknow…

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Virgin Trains beginning an important link between Miami and Orlando today | Commentary

By CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, Orlando Sentinel; June 24, 2019 This is an exciting time for Orlando and Miami as Virgin…

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Virgin Trains: Expansion to Orlando is underway through Florida’s Treasure and Space coasts

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 21, 2019 As Virgin Trains USA gears up for a ceremonial groundbreaking…

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Russia: Moscow – St. Petersburg luxury train to change ownership

From TASS, Russian News Agency; June 18, 2019 MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. TransClassService (TCS), a Russian private operator of passenger…

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Virgin Trains UK to launch new customer-focused train service

From Global Railway Review; June 11, 2019 Virgin Trains has applied to the rail regulator to run the UK’s most…

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Japan’s ‘supreme’ bullet train aims to impress Texas with speed

By SAKI HAYASHI, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; June 8, 2019 TOKYO — Central Japan Railway, also known as…

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