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May
29
2014

Plans For The Miami to Orlando High Speed Railroad Station Unveiled

Proposed Miami Railroad Station

Reuters/All Aboard Florida Handout via Reuters

 

All Aboard Florida, a wholly owned subsidiary Florida East Coast Industries, announced earlier this week plans for the new railroad station  to be built in Downtown Miami. According to the Miami Herald the “50 foot tall platform is part of an 11.2 acre development that stretches from just east of Government Center to the Overtown Metrorail stop. It is topped by three towers varying in height from 15 to 28 stories, and flanked by an 80 story skyscraper”. All Aboard Florida will be an express train capable of traveling up to 125 miles per hour with only four stops – Miami,  Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. Proponents believe it will cut 1 hour in travel time (by car) from Miami to West Palm Beach and 1 hour in auto travel time from West Palm Beach to Orlando. It is hoped that the development of the station will accelerate the development of Downtown Miami to a vibrant urban center as has occurred in the near-by Brickell corridor. For more information contact TK Heatley at 305-984-5524.

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