Fort Lauderdale Train Station
Passenger Rail Station
All Aboard Florida's Brightline is an under-construction train system that will connect Orlando and Miami, including stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Not only will passengers enjoy the comfort of ergonomic seating and the convenience of on-board Wi-Fi, they will also make the 235-mile journey from Orlando to Miami about 25 percent faster than driving. Once the system is fully operational, Brightline plans to make the journey in about three hours.
A Modern Railway for Fort Lauderdale
The downtown Fort Lauderdale station provides a new gateway into the city and Broward County. Poised to further Fort Lauderdale's position as a fully connected “City of Tomorrow,’ the 60,000 square foot station and platform includes a modern, multi-story lobby spanning an elevated passenger lounge area for travelers, and parking facilities. The Fort Lauderdale station is located at NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street. Planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects, it will:
- Connect to the Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit system, future Wave Streetcar and planned Tri-Rail station.
- Give visitors direct access to the beaches, shopping, arts, parks, museums, eco tours, spas and other destinations that Fort Lauderdale is known for.
- Stimulate a currently underutilized area, driving new visitors into downtown and the surrounding cultural, economic and shopping destinations.
- Create more than $333 million in economic impact for Broward County through 2021 and 800 jobs in Broward County though the construction of the station and rail line.
Construction of the other South Florida stations also began in late 2014. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami stations, with Moss & Associates serving as general contractor in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Suffolk Construction is general contractor in Miami.
The Orlando station is part of a larger Inter-modal Transportation Center planned for Orlando International Airport. Once complete, this new rail system and the stations it serves will comprise an advanced transportation experience that will offer passengers a uniquely comfortable and efficient option when visiting Central and South Florida.
An Unmatched Travel Experience
When you ride Brightline, you will experience convenience, comfort and speed unlike any other transit option. The 16 southbound and 16 southbound journeys each day ensure you can find the perfect departure and arrival time for your schedule.
The relaxed environment of the Siemens train-sets mean you can relax and arrive refreshed from the ride rather than frazzled by traffic. Station connectivity allows you access to your destination city using public transit, and the Orlando station’s proximity to Orlando International Airport provides access to the world.
All Aboard Florida Is Coming Soon
Fort Lauderdale is included in the first phase launch. Beginning in 2017, service begins between Miami and West Palm Beach with a stop in Fort Lauderdale. Full service between Miami and Orlando is expected to begin shortly after.
In preparation for full launch, All Aboard Florida is improving the existing Florida East Coast Railway corridor between Miami and Cocoa and constructing new track along State Road 528 between Cocoa and Orlando. Once these improvements and new construction projects are complete, Brightline will be able to provide its passengers with one of the most advanced, efficient and enjoyable rail experiences in the United States.
Your Destination, Fast and Easy
Not only do passengers arrive faster, they also enjoy the stress-free experience that passenger rail offers. There’s no traffic, no gas and no driving. When you ride All Aboard Florida's Brightline train, you can sit back and read a book, answer your email or look out the window and enjoy the beautiful Sunshine State landscape. Once you experience advanced rail travel, you’ll never go back to the road. Residents clamoring for a modern railway in Fort Lauderdale will soon have their wish.
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The Downtown Fort Lauderdale station will be located at NW 2nd Avenue, between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street.
Read on for more information on the demolition of the existing structure which will make way for preliminary site work:
Demolition Press Announcement