U.S., Florida: Brightline says local service will stay shut for months; Orlando route still on track

By Rob Wile, Miami Herald; May 20, 2020

Virgin Trains USA, formerly known as Brightline, announced Wednesday that it is suspending service between downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach for “the coming months.” It did not say when service might resume.

In posts to its social media accounts Wednesday, the express passenger train service blamed COVID-19-related work-from-home policies and social distancing mandates for the continuation of its service suspension, which began March 25. “It is expected to take a long period of time for service demand to return to pre-virus levels,” it posted on Facebook and Twitter.

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