MIAMI – March 3, 2016 – More than 550 truckloads of concrete were pumped into the final large foundation of the new Brightline train station in Downtown Miami this past weekend. Approximately 150 workers poured 5,500 cubic yards of concrete into the steel-laden foundation over an 18-hour period. The work was managed by Suffolk Construction, the company that is overseeing the construction of the station and MiamiCentral. Click here to watch a video of the pour.
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 existingpublic 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 walk-ability, while creating a landmark terminal.
The Brightline station is expected to open in mid-2017 when service on the new express inter-city service from Miami to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach will also begin operation.
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.