Rail

Amtrak breaks ground on new Fla. train station

Posted on May 20, 2009

Amtrak celebrated the groundbreaking of a new, larger and up-to-date passenger station in Sanford, Fla., for its Auto Train service.

The $10 million renovation of Amtrak's Sanford Auto Train Station will convert the current 2,500-square-foot station configuration of three separate structures into a 10,000-square-foot facility with a passenger waiting area, ticket counter, gift shop, café and restrooms. It will funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Additionally, the new, larger station will include a waiting area with seating for 600, an increase of 370 over the current waiting area, which is partially housed in a tent, while a new traffic flow will provide easier access for passengers as they drop off their vehicles under a large canopy prior to boarding the train.

The renovation project is scheduled to begin in mid-June 2009 and is targeted for completion in the fall of 2010.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Stadler breaks ground on railcar manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City

Its 62-acre property boasts 75,000 square feet of production space for the bogie, main, pre- and final assembly of single- and bi-level trains.

Stadler, Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil 1st U.S. FLIRT train

The new commuter trains for TEXRail have been designed to reach maximum speeds of 81 mph and boast a coupled length of 266 feet each.

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

Texas' DCTA taps LAN for railroad engineering services

As part of its services, LAN will provide rail system guideway design, additions or modifications to existing guideway, signal system design, rail bridge engineering and inspection, station design, schedule modeling, and emergency railroad engineering services.

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close