• Brightline and Virgin go their separate ways

  • This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
    Websites: Current Brightline
    Virgin USA
    Virgin UK
This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

Moderator: CRail

  by BandA
 
Cutting ties for unexplained reasons on the same day Virgin Atlantic started [edit:] chapter 15 bankruptcy
It said it delivered a termination notice on July 29, which Virgin is disputing.
No reason to give away equity to a group that isn't adding any value. With Virgin Australia & Virgin Atlantic both in bankruptcy, and Delta and UK unwilling to help Virgin Atlantic, Richard Branson has an uphill battle to remain in control. Just looked at Virgin's website; Can't believe how many Virgins there are. Virgin Trains (UK) lost their franchise in December over some kind of pension dispute with the government.
  by D.Carleton
 
So can we (finally) rename this forum?
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Well Sir Richard, now that you playing Tom Corbett, and your Space Cadets, have decided to play up there, let us hope you choose to stay away from the rails - at least over here.

You contributed nothing to Brightline, and in fact you messed with an impeccably branded product.

I wish you well on this new venture, but good luck recovering the £200M you ostensibly "fronted" Brightline with. Oh, by the way, I note you got a little "de-shagged" and "de-bearded" for your stunt today.