On social media, Brightline indicates they suspended service today. If they haven’t posted it on their website, it’s probably because they’re busy themselves with hurricane prep (as they encourage their customers to do.)
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:16 am....Surprisingly, a showman affiliated with a railroad is not new. For years, Billy Rose held a seat on the New York Central's Board. (Central fans around here like Otto, did you know that?)...Hmm...Holding Virgin Rail USA stock (is that what it is called, I can't keep up) in 2019 is probably smarter than Mr Rose holding NYC & PRR stock in 1964!!!
chrsjrcj wrote: ↑Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:43 pm July 2019 vs July 2018:August 2019 (2018):
Ridership - 83,741 +61% (52,162)
Revenue - $1.7 million +73% ($1 million)
It also looks like ticket prices will dramatically increase on October 1st, likely in anticipation of snow bird season.
Arlington wrote: ↑Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:45 pm Walking around the station neighborhood tonight I noticed that, At the southern end of Miami Central, there is an official wayfinding sign that reads "TriRail Tracks" (complete with TriRail logo).Yes, there is. TriRail will have two tracks with side platforms at 1 foot above top of rail so they would have level boarding to their Bombardier BiLevel coach cars at Miami Central. They fronted the money in advance to have those platforms and tracks built at Miami Central. why would anyone front money in advance for something they will not have permission to use?
is there an announced deal for TriRail trains to run on FEC tracks to Miami Central?
electricron wrote: ↑Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:06 amVirgin (ex-Brightline) wanted trains that could go 125 mph maximum speeds. The maximum speed of a Bombardier MultiLevel car that NJT uses on the NEC is 100 mph. Do you believe the older Bombardier BiLevel car TriRail uses goes any faster?And that is not possible?
Virgin (ex-Brightline) wanted a sleek, modern, European looking rail car that could go relatively fast while meeting all FRA crash standards. The Siemens single level cars met those goals, the Bombardier BiLevel did not.