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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Virgin plans American adventure in trains, ships, banks and hotels

By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times; February 11, 2019 Editor’s note: This story was written and published prior to Virgin Trains…

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Virgin Trains USA IPO: What Investors Need to Know

From The Motley Food, Fox Business News; February 9, 2019 Americans are riding passenger trains more often than they used…

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Virgin Trains USA ramps up its interest for a passenger station in downtown Fort Pierce, Florida

By Keona Gardner, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; February 5, 2019 FORT PIERCE — Virgin Trains USA has ramped up its interest in…

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Florida: Indian River County will spend up to another $400,000 to keep fighting Virgin Trains

By Colleen Wixon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; February 5, 2019 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county will sink up to another…

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Virgin Trains USA announces initial public offering of up to $619 million to support Brightline expansion

By Richard Danielson, Tampa Bay Times; January 30, 2019 Virgin Trains USA, the Sir Richard Branson-backed company that has partnered…

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Nashua, New Hampshire Group Says Light Rail Could Arrive by 2023

By Sarah Gibson, New Hampshire Public Radio; January 8, 2019 A rail transit group formed by the Nashua Mayor’s office…

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The Jaxson: Jacksonville Could Get Train Route To Other Florida Cities

By Ennis Davis, WJCT; January 2, 2019 A railroad company called Virgin Trains USA is going public, and its plans…

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Brightline to start building rail from South Florida to Orlando in March while it rebrands as Virgin Trains

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; January 3, 2019 Buffeted by oppositional lawsuits, doubts about financing and an identity makeover,…

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Florida: Brightline back on track for Orlando rail extension – for now

By Jim Turner, News Service of Florida, Miami Herald; December 28, 2018 Florida’s fledgling private passenger-rail service has had some…

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Judge tosses out Indian River County’s lawsuit against All Aboard Florida/Brightline

By Arnie Rosenberg, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; December 25, 2018 A federal court judge on Monday rejected each of Indian…

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Texas: What’s ahead for the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail

By Caitlin Clark, The Eagle; December 16, 2018 After a year filled with public hearings, partnership announcements and meetings with…

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Last Brightline trainset set to arrive in South Florida this week

By Debora Lima, Reporter, South Florida Business Journal, October 3, 2017 Brightline is charging toward the debut of its passenger…

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NEW in South Florida: Could minor change in track route delay Brightline to Orlando?

By Jennifer Sorentrue, Staff Writer, Palm Beach Post; September 29, 2017 It may just be a mile or so, but…

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