Description                                                                                   3/5/2018
 Brightline/Virgin Trains is  the country's only privately owned and operated high-speed passenger railroad.  In January
2018, the company, owned by the same company that owns the Florida East Coast Railroad, implemented schedules for
limited, introductory service between West Palm Beach FL and Fort Lauderdale. Plans are to extend service to Miami
later in 2018.  In 2018 Sir Richard Branson became a minority investor with his Virgin Group providing branding
rights.  By 2020, Brightline plans to run up to 16 round trips daily between Miami and Orlando at speeds up to 120
mph, with stops at Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.   
 Brightline's diesel-electric powered trains feature a variety of amenities, including retractable platforms that facilitate
easy boarding, bike racks, wide aisles and free wireless Internet.  Each of Brightline's five trains consists of two
locomotives and four passenger cars and can hold about 240 riders.
 The company has marketed the railroad to Millennials and business travelers as a faster and more convenient
alternative to Florida's often-crowded highways. Passengers can expect to travel between Miami and West Palm in
about an hour and between Miami and Orlando in less than three hours, according to the company.
 Unfortunately the inauguration of service has been marred by 2 grade crossing deaths and three deaths prior to
inauguration day. See the You Tube video link below produced before the last death.
The Gregarious Railfan
Virgin Trains  formerly Brightline
Map  
Links   

Virgin Trains Official Website  
Virgin Trains - Wikipedia    
Brightline - Wikipedia   
Grade crossing deaths - Palm Beach Post   
...a 31-year-old woman was struck and killed when she walked around lowered gates and into the path of a Brightline
train, police said.
...In the second incident, a 51-year-old man who
rode his bicycle around lowered crossing gates was struck and
killed by a Brightline train on Wednesday, police said.
Well DUH!  Excuse me, but ya can't fix STUPID!



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Meet Florida's New Express Train, Brightline by GoBrightline   

.               Brightline Off to a Rocky Start by Las Olas Pix   
Schematic of route
Pictures   <Google and Brightline images, clik to enlarge

Brightline engine.........................

Brightline fleet...........................

Fort Lauderdale Station................

Palm Beach Station.....................

Miami Station............................

Orlando Station..........................
Disclaimer: I have not been to this location. Info is from the Internet.  I would welcome pictures, additions, or
corrections to this page. Pictures and new info will be credited on the page. e-mail me at gregariousrailfan@gmail.com