Fort Lauderdale (Tri-Rail station)

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Fort Lauderdale
Amtrak station
SFRTATri-Rail
Fort Lauderdale SAL station NW.jpg
Northwest view of historic former Seaboard Air Line Railway (now Amtrak) station
Station statistics
Address 200 SW 21st Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Coordinates 26°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
Line(s) Amtrak: SFRTA:
Connections Local Transit Broward County Transit (BCT)
Local Transit Metrobus
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes; Bicycle racks
Other information
Opened 1927
Rebuilt 1986
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code FTL
Owned by Florida Department of Transportation
Fare zone 4
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 53,955[1] Decrease 5.2% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Star
Silver Meteor
Tri-Rail logo.svg SFRTA
Tri-Rail

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

History[edit]

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.

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.

Tri-Rail[edit]

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.

Transit connections[edit]

BCT[edit]

Route # Route Name Route Map Note
22 Central Terminal ↔ Sawgrass Mills Mall or West Regional Terminal via Broward Boulevard (SR 824) Map
595 Express Fort Lauderdale Sunrise/BankAtlantic Center ↔ Downtown Fort Lauderdale via I-595 Map Limited Stop service, weekday peak-hours only

Metrobus[edit]

Route # Route Name Route Map Note
95 95 Dade/Broward Express (Downtown Miami ↔ Downtown Fort Lauderdale via Broward Blvd and I-95) Map Weekday rush hour only; limited-stop

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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