• Grade Crossing Wreck in Pompano Beach, 11-8-21

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This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

Moderator: CRail

  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Well, at least no injuries.

I've seen it myself when "down there". Gates and signals; just some kind of impediment to keep one from getting there.

There are few curves and no grades to speak of in South Florida. If you must "run the gate" for whatever convoluted reason you dream up, at least "look and listen".

Off this topic, some of the reported Brightline passenger counts are distressingly low. Lest we forget, pre-COVID, Brightline never once "made numbers" But they will press on to McCoy - and become a Ward of the State. The well-connected bondholders will get bailed out, but probably not at par (8% tax free interest provides a nice cushion). They have to "feel some pain", for if it ever leaked, there would be consequences.