Plans Unveiled for All Aboard Florida Rail Station in Fort Lauderdale

By Bobby Brooks
|  Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014  |  Updated 1:05 PM EDT
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Florida's new intercity passenger rail service is one step closer to completion with plans for a downtown Fort Lauderdale station unveiled Tuesday. NBC 6's Bobby Brooks reports.

Florida's new intercity passenger rail service is one step closer to completion with plans for a downtown Fort Lauderdale station unveiled Tuesday. NBC 6's Bobby Brooks reports.

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Florida's new intercity passenger rail service is one step closer to completion with plans for a downtown Fort Lauderdale station unveiled Tuesday.

All Aboard Florida is slated to start running from Miami to Orlando by 2016.

Construction is set to begin sometime late this summer for the $30 million downtown Fort Lauderdale station, which will be built in a vacant lot between Broward Boulevard and Northwest 4th Street. The Fort Lauderdale stop, along with a planned West Palm Beach station, will serve as intermediate stops for commuters.

Broward County officials said the project is set to create 800 jobs and pump more than $330 million back into the local economy.

While there have been delays in planning the Orlando station, All Aboard Florida President Mike Reininger said the South Florida portion will be completed on time.

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