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Virgin's Brightline train dreams are going to be derailed

Sir Richard Branson, the charismatic British billionaire who founded Virgin Atlantic airlines, has come to Florida to lose his marbles.

Branson is investing actual money in the crazy plan to run a high-speed train from downtown Miami to the Orlando airport via Cocoa, of all places.

Originally the project was called All Aboard Florida, then Brightline and now Virgin Trains USA. (At least they didn't change the name to All Board Virgins.)

Currently Virgin travels between Miami and West

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