Fort Lauderdale station

Fort Lauderdale station is a train station in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is served by Tri-Rail and Amtrak. The station is located on Southwest 21st Terrace, just south of West Broward Boulevard.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale SAL station NW.jpg
Northwest view of historic former Seaboard Air Line Railway (now Amtrak) station
General information
Location200 Southest 21st Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States
Coordinates26°7′10.09″N 80°10′11.54″W / 26.1194694°N 80.1698722°W / 26.1194694; -80.1698722Coordinates: 26°7′10.09″N 80°10′11.54″W / 26.1194694°N 80.1698722°W / 26.1194694; -80.1698722
Owned byFlorida Department of Transportation
Line(s)South Florida Rail Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
Train operatorsAmtrak, Tri-Rail
ConnectionsBus transport Broward County Transit: 22
Bus transport Metrobus: 95
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: FTL
Fare zone4 (Tri-Rail)
FY 202123,073[1] (Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Miami
Silver Star Deerfield Beach
toward New York
Silver Meteor
Preceding station Tri-Rail.svg Tri-Rail Following station
Fort Lauderdale Airport Tri-Rail Cypress Creek
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Deerfield Beach Sunset Limited
toward Miami
toward Miami
Deerfield Beach
toward New York
Floridian Deerfield Beach
toward Chicago
Preceding station Seaboard Air Line Railroad Following station
Opa Locka
toward Miami
Main Line Pompano Beach
toward Richmond
Future services
Preceding station Tri-Rail.svg Tri-Rail Following station
Fort Lauderdale Airport Downtown Miami Link
Cypress Creek


The Orange Blossom Special arrives at the temporary Seaboard Air Line Railway Fort Lauderdale station in 1927.

The original station, which is used by Amtrak, is a former Seaboard Air Line Railway depot built in 1927. Designed in the prevalent Mediterranean Revival style by Gustav Maass of the West Palm Beach architectural firm Harvey & Clarke, it is virtually identical to the Hollywood Seaboard station to the south. The station took the place of a temporary structure that had been hastily erected at the end of 1926 to greet the January 1927 arrival of the first Seaboard passenger train in South Florida, the Orange Blossom Special.

The station was served by the Orange Blossom Special until 1953 and, among other Seaboard trains, the Silver Meteor beginning in 1939. Amtrak maintained Silver Meteor service to the station when it took over intercity passenger train service in 1971. Both the Silver Meteor and Amtrak's Silver Star continue to use the station.

On January 9, 1989, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority began Tri-Rail service to the station, building additional facilities and a pedestrian overpass just north of the original station. A park and ride lot is available, and is directly accessible via a proprietary exit from Interstate 95 north.

The station consists of a passenger waiting room on the northern end and a baggage room in the center section. On the southern end is a freight room, which is used by CSX, the successor to Seaboard. Just south of the street side entry to the passenger waiting room, and representative of the racial segregation laws of the era in which the station was constructed, is the entrance to what had been the "colored" waiting room.

Station layoutEdit

Refurbishment works in 2013

The station has two side platforms connected by an elevated passageway. The station house, parking lot, and bus stops are located west of the southbound platform.

M Mezzanine Crossover between platforms
Platform level
Street level Entrance/exit, station house, buses, parking
Side platform  
Track 1      Tri-Rail toward Miami Airport (Fort Lauderdale Airport)
     Silver Service toward Miami (Hollywood)
Track 2      Tri-Rail toward Mangonia Park (Cypress Creek)
     Silver Service toward New York (Deerfield Beach)
Side platform  



  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2021: State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. August 2022. Retrieved September 27, 2022.

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