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Mon Jan 25, 2021, 11:26 AM Jan 2021

Florida: Here's when Brightline trains are expected to restart service

After a hiatus that started nine months ago, Brightline’s high-speed rail service is likely to come to life again in South Florida toward the end of this year, the company now says.

The rail line, which halted service among the downtowns of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami last March due to COVID-19, has used the down time to firm up new plans for local stations and build out its 170-mile expansion to Orlando, said spokesman Ben Porritt.

In the meantime, the company has commenced a plan to gradually restore nearly 250 jobs that were cut when the line shut down.

“There is a rolling plan to bring back positions,” Porritt said. “Some of this has started and will continue throughout the year. As it relates to station and operations staff, we expect them to be brought on board between 30 to 60 days prior to resuming service.” ...........(more)


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