As summer 2016 draws to a close, we already have next summer on our mind. To prepare for Brightline’s train service launching between Miami and West Palm Beach (making a stop in Fort Lauderdale) in mid-2017, we’ve compiled a series of jam packed itineraries to spend six hours discovering the destinations surrounding the Brightline train…
Moving Along, Brightline Train Stations Work In Progress
September 2, 2016
Brightline, the new express inter-city train service in Florida, will present a smarter way to travel for those looking for an alternative to congested roadways. The hospitality-focused train service will whisk guests from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in 30 minutes and from Miami to West Palm Beach in one hour. Best of all, guests will ride in comfort and have the peace of mind knowing that they will arrive to their destination on time, without the stress that traffic brings. Preparations are well underway on the construction of all three Brightline South Florida stations.
MiamiCentral Reaches Top Elevation
This week, at the MiamiCentral train station in Downtown Miami, the construction team celebrated a milestone as the top elevation was reached for the core walls of the 2 MiamiCentral office building and the two residential towers. The core for 2 MiamiCentral is 86 feet high, and the the residential towers has reached 91 feet. Now, preparation for vertical construction above the Brightline station is underway.
In other areas of MiamiCentral, the placement of the Florida I Beams (FIBs) has been completed in two areas and they will continue to be placed in a third section. The FIBs are important because the train tracks will be installed on top of a concrete slab that will be cast on top of the FIBs. The excavation process for all rail infrastructure foundations are now complete and all rail columns have been cast. What’s next for MiamiCentral construction? Stay tuned!
Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale train station is located in close proximity to Broward Boulevard and the Downtown area. Construction is progressing at the station as formwork and reinforcing steel for the south concourse and lobby roof level continues. The north concourse slab was poured recently, completing the structure inside the right of way. Work is also continuing on the parking garage, located adjacent to the station. Groundwork has been completed and crews are starting the formation of the building foundations.
In West Palm Beach, the Brightline train station is located within the heart of Downtown, at Evernia Street, between S. Rosemary Avenue and S. Quadrille Boulevard. Formwork continues on the Lobby concourse slab. Interior and exterior wall framing, as well as plumbing, mechanical and electrical “rough-ins” are also in progress. Workers are installing the shoring for the lobby-side concourse slab which is the bridge between the two building parts.
Get ready for the future of Florida transportation. Brightline is specifically designed to make getting around South Florida more accessible and convenient for residents and visitors alike. Coming in mid-2017, Florida’s new transportation experience will soon be a reality.
On To The Next Stop...
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