Meeting set to discuss possible fifth stop for All Aboard Florida

February 29, 2016

Meeting set to discuss possible fifth stop for All Aboard Florida train

By Anjali Fluker,

The $3.1 billion Brightline intercity passenger train is planned to have just four stations between South Florida and Orlando when it launches full service by 2018 — but an effort is underway to bring on one more in the future.Website Insert Choose Only One copy

The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) in Melbourne will meet on March 10 to review nine potential sites along the rail corridor in Brevard County to determine which would be the most ideal for Coral Gables-based All Aboard Florida to locate a train stop for its Orlando-to-Miami passenger rail. The other two confirmed stops are in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

The proposals were submitted to the Space Coast TPO by four municipalities — three from the city of Melbourne, four from Cocoa, and one each from Palm Bay and Rockledge — and were evaluated based on development and ridership potential, Executive Director Bob Kamm told Orlando Business Journal. The existing freight rail corridor is owned by All Aboard’s sister company, Florida East Coast Railway.

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