COVID-19 Impact on Brightline

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daybeers
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COVID-19 Impact on Brightline

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The schedule has been reduced to 9 southbound and 8 northbound trains on weekdays and 7 in each direction on weekends since Wednesday, March 18. Frankly I don't see how they're supporting even that many trains! Wonder what the numbers are, anyone know?

bostontrainguy
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Re: COVID-19 Impact on Brightline

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Just announced: "It is for this reason that we have decided to temporarily suspend service until this situation subsides, and it becomes feasible for us to service the community again."

daybeers
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Re: COVID-19 Impact on Brightline

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Ranger762
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Re: COVID-19 Impact on Brightline

Post by Ranger762 »

Makes sense, better safe than sorry, and I'm fairly sure they'll lose less money by suspending the service than by keeping it and having to pay for lawsuits and insurance issues as people get sick on/around their trains.
Still, I do hope the company's employees will keep their jobs...

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Re: COVID-19 Impact on Brightline

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daybeers wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:16 am
Makes sense. Here's a link: https://www.wptv.com/news/coronavirus/b ... s-pandemic
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MIAMI, Fla. — Brightline announced Wednesday that services are temporarily suspended as of Wednesday, March 25, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The final northbound train departure from Miami was at 5:50 p.m.
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