Convention Center station (Jacksonville Skyway)

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Convention Center
Jacksonville Skyway station
Convention Center Station.JPG
Location 1101 W. Bay Street
Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°19′45″N 81°40′20″W / 30.329047°N 81.672206°W / 30.329047; -81.672206
Owned by Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Line(s)
  Northbank Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1989
Rebuilt 1997
Previous names Terminal
Services
Preceding station   JTA   Following station
Terminus Northbank Line
toward Rosa Parks

Convention Center station is a station of Jacksonville Skyway monorail system in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located on Bay Street just west of Jefferson Street in the LaVilla neighborhood of Downtown Jacksonville. It is adjacent to the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

History[edit]

The station was one of the three original Jacksonville Skyway stops that opened with the initial 0.7-mile (1.1 km) Phase I-A segment in June 1989. It was originally called "Terminal Station" in reference to the Jacksonville Terminal, a former train station that was converted into the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in 1986. Built to provide public transit access to the Convention Center, it was (and remains) the western terminus of line, which ran east to Jefferson station and Central station. All three stations were renovated in 1997, when the Skyway transitioned from Matra to Bombardier Transportation technology.[1][2]

The station has an adjacent park and ride lot.[3] The City of Jacksonville had long planned to incorporate the site into an intermodal transit station, with the return of rail service to the Jacksonville Terminal.[1] In May 2017, JTA announced that the station would be closed about two months later for the construction of Jacksonville Intermodal Station.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bell, Jon (December 22, 2014). "Jacksonville, Florida: The Skyway". www.jtbell.net. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Jerry B. (May 31, 2013). "Jacksonville's Automated Skyway Express Downtown Peoplemover". faculty.washington.edu. University of Washington. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Skyway" (PDF). www.jtafla.com. Jacksonville Transportation Authority. June 6, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Kitchen, Sebastian (May 13, 2017). "JTA to shut down 2 Skyway stations for construction". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved May 15, 2017.