MIAMI – January 28, 2016 – Brightline announced today that the largest concrete foundation pour to date for its station in Downtown Miami has taken place. In the early morning hours of Monday, January 25, crews poured approximately 2,000 cubic yards of concrete into the foundation. A fleet of approximately 25 trucks created a caravan carrying more than 200 truckloads of concrete. The crews spent 12 hours completing the pour. The work was managed by Suffolk Construction, the company that is overseeing the construction of the station and MiamiCentral.
“This massive pour of 2,000 cubic yards of cement is a critical piece in the continued construction of the Brightline station and MiamiCentral buildings,” said Scott Sanders, Brightline’s executive vice president of development and construction. “We expect to pour an additional foundation in just a few weeks and then construction will progress quite rapidly as the steel for the station structure is put in place.”
The transit-oriented development encompassing nearly three million square feet spans two sites: a 9-acre transportation hub in downtown Miami just east of the Miami-Dade County Hall, and a two-acre site in Historic Overtown. MiamiCentral will include mixed-use development with residential, office, commercial, and a retail concourse, while serving as a connector between Brightline’s passengers and Miami’s existing public transport systems. The Overtown site is also a mixed-use development with retail, commercial and parking to support and enhance the transportation hub.
In Miami, the Brightline train platform will be elevated to align with existing public transportation systems, with retail spaces located beneath. This bold and innovative design allows thru-streets to remain open to traffic and creates an atmosphere of walkability, while creating a landmark terminal. Last week, Brightline poured the first concrete foundation for its Running Repair Facility in West Palm Beach, where the trains will be serviced and housed. Siemens just completed the first Brightline passenger coach shell at its Sacramento rail plant. Construction is also underway on Brightline’s train stations in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.
Brightline is an express train travel service that will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando in ways that redefine leisure and business travel. Seamlessly connecting passengers to new urban centers in Florida’s top destination cities, Brightline offers residents and visitors a better, smarter travel choice while setting new standards in fast, convenient and comfortable travel services. It’s not just smart, it’s Brightline. For more information, visitwww.GoBrightline.com.