West Palm Beach station (Brightline) Article

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West Palm Beach
Brightline station
Brightline All Aboard Florida Station West Palm Beach (35100457414).jpg
The station in July 2017
Location501 Evernia Street
West Palm Beach, Florida
Coordinates 26°42′43″N 80°03′20″W / 26.71182°N 80.05556°W / 26.71182; -80.05556
WEST PALM BEACH STATION (BRIGHTLINE) Latitude and Longitude:

26°42′43″N 80°03′20″W / 26.71182°N 80.05556°W / 26.71182; -80.05556
Owned by Florida East Coast Industries
Operated by All Aboard Florida
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 Island platform)
Tracks3
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJanuary 13, 2018
Services
Preceding station   All Aboard Florida   Following station
toward  Miami
BrightlineTerminus
toward  Miami
Brightline
Future service
Terminus

West Palm Beach station is a higher speed rail train station in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is part of All Aboard Florida's Brightline rail system, connecting Miami and Orlando International Airport. The station is located in downtown West Palm Beach, on Evernia Street between Rosemary Avenue and Quadrille Boulevard. [1] This is about half a mile east of Amtrak and Tri-Rail's West Palm Beach station and half a mile south of the older Florida East Coast Railway station that operated on the same tracks in the first half of the 1900s, next to where Quadrille Boulevard turns south after crossing the Flagler Memorial Bridge. [2]

History

The station is a Modern style structure with illuminated V-shaped columns supporting the upper concourse echoing the designs of the Miami and Fort Lauderdale stations also under construction on the line. [3] It was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in association with Zyscovich Architects. It was completed in late 2017. [1]

Foundation pouring at the site to construct the $29 million station occurred in early 2016. [4] In March 2016 the raising of the 18 V shaped pillars began. [5] Earlier in the month, a 130-foot crane toppled over at the site with no injuries. [6]

Brightline launched its first passenger service in January 2018 with several daily trains to Fort Lauderdale. Future plans include extending the service to other stations.

Station layout

M Mezzanine Access to station building, parking, and buses
P
Platform level
Southbound Brightline toward Miami (Terminus)
Brightline alighting passengers only →
(future service: Orlando Airport)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Brightline toward Miami (Terminus)
Brightline alighting passengers only →
(future service: Orlando Airport)

References

  1. ^ a b "Train Station West Palm Beach - All Aboard Florida".
  2. ^ Researchers, Palm Beach Post Staff; Skinner, Sara E. "West Palm Beach in 1907".
  3. ^ Fleshler, David. "New rail service seeks dramatic lighting for stations".
  4. ^ "All Aboard Florida: West Palm Beach station work moving forward".
  5. ^ "All Aboard's Brightline reaches new construction milestone".
  6. ^ "Crane crashes while working on All Aboard Florida station".

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