All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Laud. Station Will Be In Flagler Village
by Sean McCaughan
All Aboard Florida is planning to announce on November 22nd that their Fort Lauderdale train station will be just north of Broward Boulevard, in Flagler Village. The Las Olas Riverfront site is out. It will likely span the tracks from the empty Florida Power & Light lot on the west side of the railroad tracks between Broward and NW 2nd Avenue to the Broward Central Terminal bus depot on the east side of the tracks, a location that was established as the preferred spot on the railroad’s environmental assessment report. This completes selection of the project’s four station locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando.
Also in the environmental assessment report (it was full of goodies), the station, which will be designed by firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Zyscovich, will be centered around a great hall with an elevated waiting room and concourse above the tracks connecting to a 35 foot wide central platform. Sure, it won’t be as monumental as the Miami terminus station, but it won’t exactly be dinky either.
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