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New passenger rail line to link Miami and Orlando at high speed


( ) -q-23- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “the federal government.”

For the first time in a century, a private passenger rail service will launch new operations in the U.S. and this time it involves high-speed trains.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Some say it’s a chance to transform rail transit in the U.S., but others are concerned about its safety.

VERBATIM: Florida’s Brightline will begin running trains between Miami and Orlando on Friday. It will reach speeds of 125 mph along the 235-mile route between the state’s biggest tourist hubs. The line joins the only other high-speed rail in the nation — Amtrak’s Acela (ah SELL ah) line, which operates between Washington and Boston and is owned by the federal government.

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