U.S., Florida/Nevada/California: Brightline CEO presents to Congress ways to unlock the potential of high-speed rail

From Global Railway Review; May 7, 2021 Michael Reininger, Brightline’s CEO, has presented to a U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure…

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U.S., Florida: The Butchering Of Tampa Union Station

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; May 6, 2021 The Federal Railroad Administration and Amtrak have been butchering…

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U.S., Seaboard’s Silver Meteor and Silver Star History: A Proud Heritage for an Upscale Clientele

Editor’s Note: This material was originally written in 2019 and updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation;…

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U.S., More Amtrak and Brightline History: Remaking Passenger Rail in Florida

Editor’s Note: Parts of this history article were first written in 2018 and 2019; updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson,…

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U.S., Amtrak and Brightline South Florida History: Two Railroads, Two Very Different Results for Stations

Editor’s Note: This story was originally written in early 2019 and was updated today. By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail…

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U.S., Amtrak History: The Financial Calamity of the First Too Small Viewliner Order and Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Three

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 22, 2021 Amtrak is like any other company or major organization…

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U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Two

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 20, 2021 Part Two Amtrak is 50 years old this May.…

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U.S., Travel and Train History: 20th Century Limited, Overseas Railway, Amtrak, Auto Train, The Love Boat, Brightline and Disneyland’s Santa Fe Railway Train

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 15, 2021 Railroads were the first in the transportation industry to…

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U.S., Central Florida: Brightline sets potential timetable for Disney Springs train station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; December 23, 2020 Brightline has set a potential timetable for the completion of…

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U.S., New York/Florida Service History: Winter Rivals, Orange Blossom Special and Florida Special had Exceptional Dining Cars

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; December 14, 2020 The era of all-Pullman sleeping car winter season New…

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U.S., Central Florida: I-Drive Chamber ‘strongly opposes’ future Brightline corridor. Here’s why.

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 24, 2020 The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce wants local…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline, Disney share details on future high-speed rail station

By Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; November 23, 2020 Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort have shared new details…

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U.S., Florida: To pay for upkeep, preservationists want more businesses in Tampa Union Station

By Paul Guzzo, Tampa Bay Times; November 13, 2020 TAMPA — Preservationists saved historic Tampa Union Station two decades ago…

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U.S., Florida: Brightline reveals new timeline, details for Tampa connection

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 23, 2020 High-speed rail company Brightline has pushed back the starting date…

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U.S., Florida: High-speed rail operator Brightline is in talks with Tampa developer Darryl Shaw for a potential station near Ybor City

By Veronica Brezina-Smith and Ashley Gurbal Kritzer, Tampa Bay Business Journal; September 15, 2020 High-speed rail operator Brightline is in…

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U.S., Florida: CSX releasing property in Tampa, setting stage for future transit project

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Jacksonville Business Journal; September 2, 2020 Rail operator CSX plans to abandon…

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U.S.: Florida Luxury Train Cuts Branson Ties, Drops Virgin Name

By Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg, August 7, 2020 Florida luxury train operator Brightline is dropping plans to rebrand as Virgin Trains…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Florida: Amtrak to reduce New York-Florida trains starting July 6, with more cuts coming Oct. 1

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; June 29, 2020 Starting next week, Amtrak is cutting back service between New York and…

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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: Hillsborough County/Tampa leaders tour Orlando’s SunRail, hoping for a train of their own

By Caitlin Johnston, Reporter, Tampa Bay Times; March 5, 2020 ORLANDO — The plan Thursday morning was for a group…

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U.S., Florida: Virgin Trains’ path to Disney World is undecided. Here’s what experts recommend.

By Richard Bilbao, Senior Staff Writer, Orlando Business Journal; February 25, 2020 The path that Virgin Trains USA will take…

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U.S., Florida: Here’s what’s next for Virgin Trains’ Disney station

By Richard Bilbao and Ryan Lynch, Orlando Business Journal; February 21, 2020 Virgin Trains USA is making quick progress on…

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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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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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