Fort Lauderdale station (Brightline) Article

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Fort Lauderdale
Brightline station
Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station 2017-05-19.jpg
Location101 NW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Coordinates 26°07′25″N 80°08′46″W / 26.12366°N 80.14611°W / 26.12366; -80.14611
FORT LAUDERDALE STATION (BRIGHTLINE) Latitude and Longitude:

26°07′25″N 80°08′46″W / 26.12366°N 80.14611°W / 26.12366; -80.14611
Owned by Florida East Coast Industries
Operated by All Aboard Florida
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
Connections Local Transit Broward County Transit's Central Terminal
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJanuary 13, 2018
Services
Preceding station   All Aboard Florida   Following station
Terminus
Brightline
Terminus
Terminus
Brightline
Future service
Terminus

Fort Lauderdale station is a higher-speed rail train station located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is served by All Aboard Florida's Brightline train, which connects Miami, West Palm Beach, and eventually Orlando International Airport. The station is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, on NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street, adjacent to the Broward County Transit's Central Terminal. [1]

History

Construction for the station began October 2014 with the demolition of existing structures on the site. The complex when completed will consist of an elevated concourse above an 800-foot long, 35-foot wide island platform for the trains. The station will be a modern style structure with illuminated V-shaped columns supporting the upper concourse echoing the designs of the Miami and West Palm Beach stations also under construction on the line. [2] It was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in association with Zyscovich Architects. [3] It was completed in January 2018. [1]

Station layout

The station is served by Sun Trolley, as well as Broward County Transit. Service will eventually continue south to MiamiCentral and north past West Palm Beach to Orlando Airport.

M Mezzanine Access to station building, parking, and buses
P
Platform level
Northbound Brightline toward West Palm Beach (Terminus)
Brightline alighting passengers only
(future service: MiamiCentral)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Brightline toward West Palm Beach (Terminus)
Brightline alighting passengers only
(future service: MiamiCentral)


References

  1. ^ a b "Fort Lauderdale Train Station". All Aboard Florida.
  2. ^ Fleshler, David (December 17, 2015). "New rail service seeks dramatic lighting for stations". Sun Sentinel.
  3. ^ Turnbell, Michael (October 29, 2014). "Demolition begins for All Aboard Florida's new station". Sun Sentinel.

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