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eleven=11 Jun 25, 2016 4:04 AM

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...ivery-f/nrmRz/
new steel in miami / needs more new photos ....

bobdreamz Jun 28, 2016 5:05 AM

More Construction Updates
 
First V Column Lift At Brightline's Fort Lauderdale Station:

Video Link


W. Palm Beach station :
http://www.gobrightline.com/images/b...1.jpg?sfvrsn=2
http://www.gobrightline.com/images/b...1.jpg?sfvrsn=2

Downtown Miami Central station :

http://www.gobrightline.com/images/b...e.jpg?sfvrsn=2
http://www.gobrightline.com/images/b...e.jpg?sfvrsn=2

^ The structural steel was trucked to the site from Montana, Brightline said.
Brightline said seven trucks delivered a total of 150 tons of structural steel beams over a two-day period. The beams will serve as the main structural element at the MiamiCentral station.
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...ivery-f/nrmRz/

N830MH Jun 28, 2016 9:15 PM

Perfect!!! We will check it out by tomorrow. We're in South Florida. We flew on Delta. We just came in yesterday early evening and we are going back home on Friday.

eleven=11 Jun 29, 2016 9:25 AM

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...620-story.html
new orlando train station AND airport terminal
anybody know how to post this video?

bobdreamz Jul 3, 2016 8:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by N830MH (Post 7488778)
Perfect!!! We will check it out by tomorrow. We're in South Florida. We flew on Delta. We just came in yesterday early evening and we are going back home on Friday.

Looking forward to what you saw and reports!

N830MH Jul 5, 2016 7:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 7492685)
Looking forward to what you saw and reports!

Unfortunately, we didn't have a chance to see it. I have go to MIA Airport to see my friends. I am very sorry about that. I don't have much time. I took on tri-rail to Miami Airport station and then MIA Movers. It was great rides. I haven't rode on Tri-Rail for over a decades. I miss all of those guys. I knows how to used on the bus, trains skills very well.

Prahaboheme Jul 5, 2016 12:51 PM

The Orlando intermodal terminal at OIA is enormous -- this must be one of the largest train terminals under construction in the country.

I also find it amazing that with Brightline, a total of 4 train stations are under construction at the same time in the state of Florida (Miami, Ft Laud, West Palm, Orlando). For a state that has prioritized highway construction over mass transit for decades, this is a big deal.

electricron Jul 6, 2016 3:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prahaboheme (Post 7494084)
I also find it amazing that with Brightline, a total of 4 train stations are under construction at the same time in the state of Florida (Miami, Ft Laud, West Palm, Orlando). For a state that has prioritized highway construction over mass transit for decades, this is a big deal.

Are you suggesting that TriRail and SunRail didn't get any State funds at all? That Miami hasn't built two different urban mass transit systems? That Disney World doesn't have the largest and most used monorail system in the USA, and possibly the world? That Amtrak doesn't run three long distance trains to Florida? That's all over and above the privately funded Brightline service being built today?

Prahaboheme Jul 6, 2016 9:11 PM

I'm not suggesting any of those things.

Prahaboheme Jul 6, 2016 9:16 PM

Orlando Intermodal Terminal aerial:
https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...78856533_o.jpg
Photo Courtesy Orlando International Airport FB Page

eleven=11 Jul 6, 2016 9:39 PM

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...t-to-pb/nrrGZ/
good update on miami - anybody know how to post the video?

N830MH Jul 7, 2016 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7495733)
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/...t-to-pb/nrrGZ/
good update on miami - anybody know how to post the video?

Unfortunately, you can't have copy a videos on the threads. Sorry! :( You must accept it. They have to stays on the website.

eleven=11 Jul 8, 2016 5:42 PM

gonna try to post you tube video again

https://youtu.be/MGPcXC0AX5s

N830MH Jul 9, 2016 2:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eleven=11 (Post 7497615)
gonna try to post you tube video again

Video Link

Let me help you. It should be okay by now. Okay, it's working now. You have to do copy MGPcXC0AX5s and then click on YouTube with a name of website.

bobdreamz Jul 11, 2016 4:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prahaboheme (Post 7494084)
The Orlando intermodal terminal at OIA is enormous -- this must be one of the largest train terminals under construction in the country.

I also find it amazing that with Brightline, a total of 4 train stations are under construction at the same time in the state of Florida (Miami, Ft Laud, West Palm, Orlando). For a state that has prioritized highway construction over mass transit for decades, this is a big deal.

Prahaboheme? Let's also not forget that Florida was created by the expansion of railroads with Henry Flagler & his FEC railroad on the East coast and Henry Plant on the west coast of Florida over a century ago..

Also Sunrail's Phase 3 will connect the Commuter rail line from Sand Lake Rd. to OIA in a couple of years.
Orlando needs some type of LRT also to make both end points functional.

This is a win-win situation for both metros.

lrt's friend Jul 11, 2016 1:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobdreamz (Post 7499544)
Prahaboheme? Let's also not forget that Florida was created by the expansion of railroads with Henry Flagler & his FEC railroad on the East coast and Henry Plant on the west coast of Florida over a century ago..

Also Sunrail's Phase 3 will connect the Commuter rail line from Sand Lake Rd. to OIA in a couple of years.
Orlando needs some type of LRT also to make both end points functional.

This is a win-win situation for both metros.

Orlando needs a rail system with frequent service. Orlando is a major North American tourist city. People coming into the airport will not use it if the trains run every 2 hours.

Lakelander Jul 11, 2016 3:35 PM

A few pics I took this weekend:

Miami Central Station
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Mi...SCF1436-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Mi...SCF1439-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Mi...SCF1433-XL.jpg



Fort Lauderdale Station
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Fo...SCF1638-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Fo...SCF1641-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Fo...SCF1643-XL.jpg



West Palm Beach Station
https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Fo...SCF1665-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Fo...SCF1668-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Cities/Fo...SCF1672-XL.jpg

Prahaboheme Jul 12, 2016 12:22 AM

Great pics Lakelander -- I like the consistency in station design for the Miami, Ft Laud, and WPB stations.

bobdreamz Jul 12, 2016 1:27 AM

Lakelander cool pics and thanks for the update. Does the first pic of the Miami Central station look like it's actually 5 stories above ground?
Also any evidence of the Tri-Rail platforms being built yet?

N830MH Jul 12, 2016 2:25 AM

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing the pics. It's coming along nicely. Keep it up! :tup:


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