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Miami to West Palm Beach inter-city train operator Brightline temporarily suspended its services on March 25.
The private-sector operator said the decision had been taken to help slow the spread of the coronavirus to a rate which healthcare systems can cope with, ‘and with the safety and health of our guests, teammates and community first.’
The company said it did not have a definitive timeline to start running again, and would follow advice from local and federal agencies.
‘Like all businesses, we are operating in a period of uncertainty which may last several months’, said Brightline President Patrick Goddard. ‘Although a difficult decision, we have decided to temporarily suspend Brightline service in the best interest of the entire South Florida community as we all seek to flatten the curve.
‘We are taking proactive measures with our Phase 2 construction teams in order to keep people employed and continue construction between Orlando and West Palm Beach.
‘As we look ahead toward the economic recovery of Florida, projects like Brightline will help create jobs and a transportation network that will be more important than ever.’
This article first appeared on www.railwaygazette.com
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