Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019

ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad, connecting this city to Disney World and Miami, is underway — with service set to begin by 2022 — Virgin Trains USA executives hope similar train service between Las Vegas and Los Angeles won’t be far behind.

Wes Edens, CEO of Fortress Investment Group and chairman of Virgin Trains USA, said Monday he hopes his passenger railroad can be duplicated in a dozen other locations around the country, with Dallas-to-Houston and Chicago-to-St. Louis next in his sights.

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