After 54 years Boca Raton will have a train station
July 1968 was the last time a train left a station in Boca Raton. 54 years later, the Brightline company will be able to remember that moment more often. This was reported by David Lyons, from the Sun Sentinal web portal.
This Tuesday the executives of the railway company laid the first stone of the terminal that will be located at 747 South Dixie Highway on the way to Jacksonville.
Important personalities from Boca Raton were at the event, who recalled that last day in which a train was through the city.
Terminal Construction Will Help Boca Raton's Economy
Brightline President Patrick Goddard spoke of the importance of having this rail facility, which will be one of the largest in Florida.
“As a premier destination for business and pleasure, Boca Raton is a great fit for Brightline and will be an integral part of our network that further connects the state of Florida,” Goddard said.
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Boca Raton has in a short time become the scene of new luxury hotels, condominium towers and offices for newly arrived businesses.
Station would be ready by the end of the year
Goddad indicated that the railway terminal would be ready by the end of the year, so it would be operational for the Christmas holidays of 2022.
The Boca Raton station was designed by Zyscovich Architects of Miami and is now being built by Kaufman Lynn Construction of Delray Beach.
The company and federal rail regulators say they are working with local communities to address delays.
In recent months Brightline has decided to expand its operations, in several cities in Florida, in order to have more connections between cities far from the hotspots of the state.
Author: Daniel Parra 11:53 am