All Aboard Florida prepares to start double-track work

October 17, 2015

All Aboard Florida is preparing to receive the first set of rail it needs to add a second train track to the Florida East Coast Railway line.Website Insert State Supported Passenger Trains copy

Thirty-four sections of rail spanning roughly 5 miles are expected to be delivered this weekend to areas between West Palm Beach and Miami. The double tracks will allow two trains to pass each other at the same time.

Each rail section, or “stick,” is 1,600 feet long and weighs 72,533 pounds.

The ballasts and concrete ties have already been delivered. Construction of the second track is expected to begin in about four weeks.

Palm Beach Post reporter Jennifer Sorentrue has the full story by clicking here.

 

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