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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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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Richard Branson’s Brightline Will Kick Off Its Boozy Rides With a Rum Train in South Florida

By Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure; May 28, 2019 As if Brightline’s pending extension to Orlando isn’t exciting enough, the…

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Boston Surface Railroad Company looks to raise capital ahead of 2020 opening

By LAUREN CLEM, Staff Writer, The Valley Breeze; May 15, 2019 WOONSOCKET – Plans for an intercity passenger rail between…

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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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Florida: Virgin Trains finally set to launch construction of West Palm Beach-to-Orlando link

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; April 19, 2019 Virgin announced Friday it is finally set to build its West Palm…

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Richard Branson’s new high-speed train links luxe condos in Florida

By Christopher Cameron, New York Post; April 18, 2019 Virgin Trains USA — South Florida’s new express-train service, a collab…

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I’ll give up booze, Netflix, even sex to avoid traffic jams, South Florida drivers tell new train service survey

By Johnny Diaz, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Mass Transit Magazine; March 14, 2019 Mar. 13–A lot of South Florida drivers,…

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Florida: Brightline says it’s ready to build its Orlando extension, requests $950M in bonds

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; March 2, 2019 Brightline rail service largely drew praise from businesses,…

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Florida: Officials ponder Volusia, Flagler county’s transportation problems

By Mark Harper, The Daytona Beach News-Journal; February 26, 2019 DAYTONA BEACH — For an hour Monday, 125 government and…

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