Fort Lauderdale station (Virgin Trains USA)
|Virgin Trains USA station|
|Location||101 NW 2nd Avenue|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Owned by||Florida East Coast Industries|
|Operated by||Virgin Trains USA|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Broward County Transit's Central Terminal|
|Opened||January 13, 2018|
Fort Lauderdale station is an inter-city rail station located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is served by Virgin Trains USA, which connects Miami, West Palm Beach, and eventually Orlando International Airport. The station is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, on NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street, adjacent to the Broward County Transit's Central Terminal.
Construction for the station began October 2014 with the demolition of existing structures on the site. The complex consists of an elevated concourse above an 800-foot-long (240 m), 35-foot-wide (11 m) island platform for the trains. The station is a modern style structure with illuminated V-shaped columns supporting the upper concourse, echoing the designs of the Miami and West Palm Beach stations on the line. It was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in association with Zyscovich Architects, and was completed in January 2018.
|M||Mezzanine||Access to station building, parking, and buses|
|Track 1||← Virgin Trains USA toward Virgin MiamiCentral (Terminus) or West Palm Beach (Terminus) →|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Track 2||← Virgin Trains USA toward Virgin MiamiCentral (Terminus) or West Palm Beach (Terminus) →|
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