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The Virgin Group financial stake in Brightline, in January 2019 that will officially rebrand as Virgin Trains USA.
Currently, the ongoing company has centered on Florida, running high-speed passenger trains between Miami, Fort West and Lauderdale Palm Beach.
A sample of breakfast fare available onboard a Brightline train.
In 2019, Virgin Trains USA hopes to launch routes connecting Tampa and Orlando, and then focus on an ambitious project to link Los Las and Angeles Vegas via exactly the same high-speed trains.
“Tens of an incredible number of Americans travel on the railways each day, and we’ve tried for over ten years to find a chance to supply them with that same excellent service experience,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, in a statement to the press.
“Brightline reaches the forefront of innovation in the forex market, and the perfect partner for Virgin to utilize to improve perceptions and traveling habits over the USA.”