Brightline, which shut down operations between Miami and West Palm Beach, Fla., more than six months ago, has yet to set a date to resume service. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel quotes company spokesman Ben Porritt as saying the company is “evaluating a number of factors” to determine when to return, and notes that factors including tourism, the lack of sporting and entertainment events drawing crowds, decreased business travel, and the shutdown of the cruise-ship industry all hit the passenger operator’s ridership. Brightlight stopped operations on March 26 and laid off 262 workers.
NHV 669 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:19 pm How could the company's own direct statement be wrong? How exactly do you believe they intend to remain in business, and justify expansion without operating a single train for well over 18 months, to include an entire calendar year? That doesn't even begin to make logical sense.Fair point. I saw a post on a different Brightline topic saying that Brightline would restart service in 2022, so that's why I made that assumption. Hopefully Brightline reopens sooner than that.
Teutobergerwald wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:52 pm Any construction of a new passenger station in Vero Beach to serve Indian River County being considered by Brightline? I'd love to fly into Orlando or West Palm and then take the train to Vero and then rent a car to get to the Disney Vero Beach Resort which we go to.Indian River County spent millions fighting Brightline tooth and nail. They finally gave up after several losses in court and subsequent appeals. I would not consider a stop in hostile territory given the opposition to even running through there.