Virgin Trains Passed 100K Passengers For The First Time Ever In November & Signs MOU For Disney Station

It was a record breaking month for Virgin Trains (formerly Brightline) which had its highest ridership level ever in November and signed deals to build more stations.

Total ridership last month was 100,627, with revenue of $2.2 million. The company says December is also on track to break records.

Enrollment in the company’s corporate travel program has doubled since September from 2,520 to over 5,000 individuals. Active commuter passes have also doubled since the beginning of the year.

Also in November, the company said it entered into a memorandum of understanding with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The station is expected to come online shortly after the Orlando station opens in 2022.

Virgin says construction on the extension that will link Miami to Orlando remains on schedule to welcome passengers in 2022.

Three new stations are expected to open next year in Aventura (October 2020), Boca Raton (October 2020), and PortMiami (late 2020). The Aventura station will be linked to the mall by pedestrian bridge.

 

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Anonymous

Wanna be World Class Miami?.. this is a first step.

Anonymous

what is a world class city in your opinion?

Anonymous

proper transportation, high end retail and restaurants, multi-cultural people and airport, modern skyline, and proper transport linking to the suburbs.

Anonymous

Miami is a world class city it does have great restaurants and high end retail. it’s not as multicultural as NY or L.A but it is multicultural it has one of the busiest airports in the world and is important in finance,fashion and international trade and hosts lots of cultural events.not all the buildings in the miami skyline are nice but overall it is a nice skyline.we need to improve public transportation but that is not what makes a city world class. most of cities in latin america have great public transportation and that does n’t make them world class

Anonymous

People who say Miami isn’t multicultural think everyone from Latin America is Mexican LOL

Anonymous

Amen…I was just thinking that same thing. I live in Charlotte but lived in Miami for 15 yrs….people here in Charlotte think Miami is all Cubans. Narrow minded people. I tell you. No point in educating them …waste of time.

Charles

LA, Seattle & Denver all look to Miami on how to do Transit! I have Family from their and they marvel at our transit systems. We have high speed rail from Miami to Orlando in 2 years. The #3 highest skyline in the US, only behind NY and Chicago. One of only 13 cities with all 4 major league sport teams, soon 5 with MLS.
WOW

Anonymous

World class cities has also more theaters, concerts halls, museum’s. Indeed we have plenty malls and retail stores.

Del Boca Vista

Stop to Boca is useless, but I guess worth it for Virgin since Boca is paying for everything hoping to benefit from the station

Anonymous

This is such a weird hill to keep dying on

Anonymous

LMAO!

Anonymous

Did you choke on a Boca Burger as a child?

Anonymous

A city whose inhabitants can enjoy their own citie’s amenities? A city that creates systems and enterprises around the strength of predictability and the rule of law. Or maybe a city with fewer iron bars across the windows of most homes throughout the municipality. So- less stratospheric social divide and more of a strong mixed economy that champions upward mobility while having the ability to self reflect and actually critique itself honestly.

Anonymous

That reads like something a fellow who purposely inhales his own flatus would write.

Anonymous

Next Tampa.

Anonymous

… and then, Jacksonville.

Anonymous

Beautiful, keep it up!

Anonymous

The area needs more buildings in the surrounding area. Too many empty lots which gives it a feeling of a slum.

Anonymous

It’s getting there.

Anonymous

Rome was not built in a day. It will get there. Be patient 🙂

Anonymous

Keep in mind the area WAS a slum for years before they built there. It’s made huge strides already and will eventually be a very happening place.

Anonymous

No, it wasn’t a “slum,” it was where black people lived because way back in the day, white people said, “if you’re black, don’t even try to move into my neighborhood.”

Anonymous

Now there’s barely any white people in Miami.

Anonymous

I dunno, there are a lot of Latin people in Miami/Dade county that say they’re “White.”