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Today Brightline, America's first new major private intercity passenger railroad in over a century, announced a new strategic partnership and trademark licensing agreement with the Virgin Group, one of the world's most recognizable brands in travel and hospitality. The partnership will allow Brightline to leverage Virgin's industry-leading expertise and customer experience to establish a powerful new brand, “Virgin Trains USA”.
Take the 'Buzzer Beater' Train
MIAMI – October 16, 2018 – Fans attending Miami HEAT home games will now have a true all-star way to travel to AmericanAirlines Arena with Brightline. Florida’s only intercity passenger rail service will be the best way to get to and from HEAT games during the 2018-19 season. Beginning on Saturday, October 20, for the home opener against the Charlotte Hornets, Brightline will debut its “Buzzer Beater” train service, which provides a later departure time from MiamiCentral, allowing fans to stay until the game ends. Brightline is also offering $10 one-way rides in Smart service between its three stations on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, to celebrate the season home opener.
'Go' Magazine to Debut
Fort Lauderdale, FL (October 3, 2018) – Brightline, Florida's hospitality-focused express, intercity passenger rail service, will unveil its first-ever onboard magazine, Go, this winter in partnership with global custom publisher, PPI Group. Aimed at delivering compelling editorial content for today’s passengers, from in-depth features to useful columns with insider tips on where to shop and dine, the inaugural issue will appear on all platforms and trains in December 2018. READ MORE.
Tasting Train Set for Oct. 5
The Tasting Train by Brightline returns for its second journey on October 5th. Celebrate the romance of train travel and the art of winemaking aboard The Tasting Train by Brightline. The immersive journey, a wine connoisseur’s dream, begins in West Palm Beach on board Brightline’s 7:00 pm train, with Antorini’s Guado al Tasso wine sampling en route to Fort Lauderdale and then on to Miami.
Brightline announced its new Select service available for bookings today, elevating the experience both on-board and in-station between downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Designed for leisure and business travelers seeking a premium travel alternative, the new Select service is the latest iteration of the innovative guest experience on the only hospitality focused passenger rail service. Select service is now available and bookable on the enhanced Go Brightline app. READ MORE.
PRESS RELEASE_MIAMI, Fla. – August 16, 2018 – Brightline, Florida’s new hospitality-focused express intercity passenger rail service, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County have joined forces to strengthen Miami’s cultural movement. The newly announced partnership enables Arsht Center guests to easily travel between West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale to Miami on Brightline while enjoying in-station and on-board entertainment that aligns with the top cultural attraction. READ MORE.
FT. LAUDERDALE_Do you believe? If not, you will after taking the Polar Express Train Ride. The widely beloved book by Chris Van Allsburg and movie starring Tom Hanks is brought to life aboard a one-hour train ride that departs from Brightline's Fort Lauderdale Station on select dates until Jan. 1.
Brightline, The Museum of Discovery and Science, Warner Bros., and Rail Events have partnered to create a special holiday experience that all ages will enjoy. READ MORE.
MIAMI_ The October edition of Brightline's Tasting Train left the West Palm station Friday, Oct. 5, much to the delight of a near sellout crowd. And why not? The combination of upscale travel, fine wine, good food, music and a party in the heart of downtown Miami is a can't-miss good time. READ MORE.
Breezin' on Brickell
MIAMI_ Looking for a quick summer getaway or staycation ideas? Consider this formula: Brightline plus Travelzoo plus Lyft equals one good time. We did the math ourselves recently, taking Brightline from West Palm Beach to MiamiCentral in the heart of the downtown Miami area.
Miami: Frost Science Museum
TAKING A RIDE. With over 40 articles published over the last two years, we have been major cheerleaders for Brightline since the day it was announced. And why not? The notion of traveling from West Palm to Miami without the hassle and and near-death experiences of an I95 commute by car is a dream come true. When service officially started in May, we decided it was time to give it a go.
THE FIRST LOOK. WEST PALM BEACH _ We got our first look at a complete Brightline trainset on Jan. 11, and we loved what we saw. Representatives from Brightline, the privately-funded passenger train service, and Siemens, builder of the train, based in California, were on hand to lead tours and talk about the innovations and features on this state-of-the-art train.
TOPPING OUT. WEST PALM BEACH -- Brightline rail service in South Florida took another major step forward on Sept. 30 with the official "topping out" ceremony for its West Palm Beach station. To mark the occasion, Brightline employees, Palm Beach elected officials, construction workers from Moss and Associates and others gathered in the bright Florida sunshine to sign and raise the Brightline yellow flag over the station structure.