All Aboard Florida Unveiling West Palm Beach Station Plans on Monday

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This is what the company's Fort Lauderdale station will look like. Monday, the West Palm Beach station's plans come out.

Just 10 days ago, All Aboard Florida held a news conference announcing design plans for a sleek $30 million Fort Lauderdale station. The passenger rail service originally had plans on running trains from Miami to Orlando, but for now, plans include stops at Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach when the first trains start running in 2016.

On Monday, the company will release design plans on the West Palm Beach station.

See also: Four Scenic Train Rides While You Wait For All Aboard Florida

The station is set to cost $29 million and will find itself on the land north of CityPlace. The plans will be released at 10:30 a.m. Monday at 501 Evernia St.

When the Fort Lauderdale's station's plans were let loose, many commented on how modern (and sexy) the structure was. It even featured a bevy of palm trees and multiple levels above with plans for restaurants and shops to open there too.

With a similar Miami station already announced back in May, West Palm Beach can probably expect something close to the same.

"Imagine a day," Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said when the Lauderdale station plans were unveiled, "when tourists from South America who want to see Broward's beaches can fly into Orlando, hop on a train after spending a few days at the theme parks, and get off in downtown Fort Lauderdale, just steps across from the platform to ride a commuter train to get to another one of our great cities."

Over the next eight years, Florida is set to see about $6 billion in economic impact thanks to All Aboard, with more than 10,000 new jobs, according to Mike Reininger, president and CEO of All Aboard Florida.

We will update this story on Monday following the unveiling.

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Jonathan Whittaker
Jonathan Whittaker

The problem with rail in south Florida is that the stations are nowhere near where anyone wants to go. I took the train to West Palm once, and it took me a 20 min. walk just to get to Cityplace and the convention center. Delray? There is nothing near Yamato other than FAU. Nothing even remotely close to downtown Delray. Look at the northeast, my hometown is served by Metro North and the station is a 2 minute walk from the restaurants, bars, shops, and hustle and bustle of downtown. It is right in downtown.

riverrat69 topcommenter

Where is your business plan Mike Reininger? I don't give a shit about your train stations. These are your your real esate plans. Where is your business plan for the All Aboard The Taxpayers train? When and how are you going to turn a profit moving people? No passenger rail service turns a profit. They are all subsidized by the taxpayers. I'll ask you again. What is your secret plan Mike? How are you going to be the only rail service in the countrythat will turn a profit? I'm tired of private industry feeding at the taxpayers trough. And you Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, get your head out of your dumbass. What makes you think we should build a rail service to service South American tourists?

frankd4 topcommenter

...............this is purposeful because the local-yokel rednecks run the cab services so public transportation is designed to suck

here in ft liquordale a person de-planeing just a few miles from their cruise ship port will have to make ground transportation arrangements IF relying on public transportation

the bus operations are limited and unreliable - a shuttle for hobos vagrants and miscreants not traveling guests and visitors on holiday

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i may yet convince the new Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief that if she wants SOUTH AMERICANS to come she should advocate building children's detention centers like in arizona and new mexico that seem to currently be attracting 2,000 to 3,000 a week 

what ft liquordale is really wanting is to draw attention to south american drug lords and king pins so that they will throw money at downtown's luxury high-rise condo units like in MIAMI and prove to them we here in broward have just as corrupt a political and police system as MIAMI to protect them from any unnecessary surveillance or legal hassle AS LONG AS THEY GREASE THE WHEELs like ROTHSTEIN

frankd4 topcommenter


dude relax this is merely a way for the local yokel rednecks to screw the taxpayer out of $35 million for a piece of private property that is unsaleable and worthless - then they will do their typical fraudulent scam through the construction and voila - another very expensive homeless shelter - IN ADDITION TO the $145,ooo,ooo WAVE - which at least is aptly named because that is what taxpayers will be doing - WAVING GOOD-BYE to $145,ooo,ooo = period

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