First comes the platform and ticket booth. Then a station with a coffee shop and news stand. And eventually the All Aboard Florida passenger rail development plans in West Palm Beach may include a hotel and homes on the adjacent properties.
The Miami to Orlando service stops only in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, making a three-hour trip from South Florida to Central Florida, a trip expected to tap transportation needs of business people and tourists. Florida East Coast Industries, which owns the railroad, is investing $1.5 billion in railway upgrades, trains and station development, but the associated development is getting big attention in Miami right now.
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