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Fort Lauderdale station (Virgin Trains USA)

Fort Lauderdale station is an inter-city rail station located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is served by Virgin Trains USA, which connects Miami, West Palm Beach, and eventually Orlando International Airport. The station is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, on NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street, adjacent to the Broward County Transit's Central Terminal.[1]

Fort Lauderdale
Virgin Trains USA station
Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station 2017-05-19.jpg
Location101 NW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Coordinates26°07′25″N 80°08′46″W / 26.12366°N 80.14611°W / 26.12366; -80.14611Coordinates: 26°07′25″N 80°08′46″W / 26.12366°N 80.14611°W / 26.12366; -80.14611
Owned byFlorida East Coast Industries
Operated byVirgin Trains USA
Line(s)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Broward County Transit's Central Terminal
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJanuary 13, 2018
Services
Preceding station Virgin-logo.svg Virgin Trains USA Following station
Virgin MiamiCentral
Terminus
Virgin Trains USA West Palm Beach
Terminus
Future services
Virgin MiamiCentral
Terminus
Virgin Trains USA West Palm Beach
toward Orlando

HistoryEdit

Construction for the station began October 2014 with the demolition of existing structures on the site. The complex consists of an elevated concourse above an 800-foot-long (240 m), 35-foot-wide (11 m) island platform for the trains. The station is a modern style structure with illuminated V-shaped columns supporting the upper concourse, echoing the designs of the Miami and West Palm Beach stations on the line.[2] It was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in association with Zyscovich Architects,[3] and was completed in January 2018.[1]

Station layoutEdit

The station is served by Sun Trolley, as well as Broward County Transit.

M Mezzanine Access to station building, parking, and buses
P
Platform level
Track 1      Virgin Trains USA toward Virgin MiamiCentral (Terminus) or West Palm Beach (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Track 2      Virgin Trains USA toward Virgin MiamiCentral (Terminus) or West Palm Beach (Terminus)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Fort Lauderdale Train Station". All Aboard Florida.
  2. ^ Fleshler, David (December 17, 2015). "New rail service seeks dramatic lighting for stations". Sun Sentinel.
  3. ^ Turnbell, Michael (October 29, 2014). "Demolition begins for All Aboard Florida's new station". Sun Sentinel.

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