All Aboard Florida begins construction on Fort Lauderdale station

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USA: Construction for All Aboard Florida's downtown Fort Lauderdale station has started on 29 October. This represents the first groundbreaking for one of its three South Florida stations along the Miami-to-Orlando corridor.

All Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) and is the first privately owned, operated, and maintained passenger rail system in the United States. The corridor will connect Miami to Orlando International Airport with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

All Aboard Florida begins construction on Fort Lauderdale station

The Fort Lauderdale station will be located at the northern end of downtown Fort Lauderdale stimulating a currently underutilized area, driving new visitors into downtown and the surrounding cultural, economic and shopping destinations.

Providing a new gateway into the city and all of Broward County, the Fort Lauderdale station was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects and includes a modern, multi-story lobby spanning an elevated passenger lounge area for travellers and parking facilities.  The station, located between NW 2nd street and Broward Boulevard, was chosen as it provides convenient connections to the Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit system, future Wave Streetcar and the planned Tri-Rail station.