Virgin Trains announces construction of the extent between West Palm Beach and Orlando
The Virgin Trains – formerly Brightline – recently announced that it is ready to build the stretch between West Palm Beach and Orlando. The company was able to raise with investors no less than $ 1.75 billion in resources to expand the high-speed train to Orlando. Today the train already connects Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
The Virgin’s expectation is to complete the works by 2022 to build 170 miles of rail lines that will connect the station from Downtown Miami to Orlando International Airport.
The company said works are already going to start. “Connecting Miami to Orlando is a big step toward boosting Florida’s tourism and economy. We have had great success in getting funding from the private sector for an investment that will pay off, “said Wes Edens, CEO of Virgin Trains USA.
Virgin Trains says the project will generate 10,000 jobs and generate more than $ 650 million in federal and local taxes.