All Aboard Florida’s Miami Central Station Speeds On

October 30, 2015

For those that would like to claim the dream of having a predominantly pedestrian lifestyle that is free from cars, this reality can’t come soon enough. All Aboard Florida is moving toward the promise to connect Miami to Orlando by rail, removing an estimated 3 million cars annually in the process.Website Insert Our Name Tells Our Story copy

The $3 billion project will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach by rail, with a final stop at the Orlando airport. Travel times include Miami to Fort Lauderdale in about 28 minutes; from Miami to West Palm Beach in less than an hour; and Miami to Orlando in less than three hours.

TRD reports on a tour that Miami Central’s construction is proceeding smoothly toward completion in mid-2017. While the it’s foundation gets poured, the station will have 200,000 square feet of retail below the tracks, including a grocery store. And up in the air, trains will run 50 feet above ground, which will link to Tri-Rail, Metromover, and Metrorail. Each train will have seven passenger cars, with the all-important cafe car included, that can accommodate 400 people.

Read the full story from reporter April Gardner is Curbed Miami by clicking here.

 

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