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    Brightline Florida update

    Disney can throw money at Brightline. I don't think Brightline is going to run trains 24 hours a day. Also in this case you would just 1 round trip each day. One train leaves Miami for Orlando at 6am (vs the first Brightline Train leaving Miami just before 9am). The return trips to Orlando and...
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    Brightline Florida update

    From the article: “As many people who are involved in this project are aware, the new route configuration does not support a Disney Springs station and as a result, we don’t anticipate being part of this project," Disney spokesperson Avery Maehrer told Orlando Business Journal. Does anyone...
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    Southwest Chief derailment

    You can watch the press conference here..
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    Brightline Florida update

    They might be made out of the same material but the 1st class seats are 21 inches wide vs 19 in coach.
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    Nice Article on the Coast Starlight

    If you want to get around the paywall, go to the site below: https://12ft.io/ Then add the link to any article you would like to read. Then click, remove paywall. (if this is a violation of the rules, please feel free to remove this post)
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    Question: is it possible to take Amtrak between Tampa and Lakeland?

    Correct. I would love to go to the Orlando theme parks for the day and not worry about driving on I-4. Not going to lie, I wish Amtrak could expand and start with the Florida services first. Someone at Amtrak should convince the State of Florida by running a train from Waldo or Ocala (I'm not...
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    Brightline Florida update

    RedCoach no longer serves Downtown Tampa. That was one of the routes that it cut due to Covid (along with their $5 Tampa-Orlando service). It does look like FlixBus does have service starting at $25 if you book in advance. Makes me wonder if Brightline would just run hourly trains between...
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    Question: is it possible to take Amtrak between Tampa and Lakeland?

    I can see this being the most logical reason. I sent a direct message to the people running the Amtrak Twitter account and I asked about it and the person running the account said that they can not sell short distance tickets for these trains. I then replied saying that you can buy a ticket from...
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    Question: is it possible to take Amtrak between Tampa and Lakeland?

    Would you happen to know why Lakeland has this rule in effect?
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    Question: is it possible to take Amtrak between Tampa and Lakeland?

    So when the Star makes the first stop at Lakeland it's drop off only. Then it goes to Tampa. On the way back from Tampa it lists Lakeland as Pick up only. I would like to take the Train to Lakeland for an afternoon and them come back home.
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    Brightline Florida update

    You are correct. This photo is from Jeb Brooks' review of Brightline.
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    Brightline Florida update

    I hope this does happen. I hope someone who is an executive at Brightline follows college football closely. Let's just say if Miami (FL) becomes bowl eligible but doesn't qualify for a New Year's Bowl. Maybe Brightline finds a way to convince the "Cheez It" or the "VBRO Citrus Bowl" committees...
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    Downtown Hub for Amtrak proposed by Atlanta Council Members

    I wish there was regional services for Amtrak that made Atlanta a hub for the southeast. I was in Atlanta last weekend. I had to drive my mom as she does not like to Fly and I did not want here taking Greyhound/Megabus. How long would it take to run an Atlanta/Jacksonville/Orlando/Tampa/Miami...
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    Brightline Florida update

    Brightline was recently awarded a grant up to $15,875,000 in federal funding from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program to support the engineering activities and environmental approvals for the...
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    Gas prices where you are located?

    It's $4.49 for regular here and $5.59 for Diesel at the gas station down the street from my house. However the gas station (WAWA) has a promotion going on where if you pay using their app, you get 15 cents off a gallon between now and June 12th. With everyone coming down to Tampa (to live and...
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