St. Augustine Selects Location for Amtrak StationMay 13, 2010 80 comments Print Article
The Florida East Coast Railway and Amtrak project that will directly link Jacksonville to Miami via passenger rail service continues to move forward.
Video by John Buckley at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wirRpLK4SNw
Proposed Station Location:
Carrera Street at US 1
Proposed Station Size:
2,500 square foot full service station with baggage facility (medium sized Amtrak facility)
175,000 passengers a year
Station will be designed to reflect the architectural styles of the nearby historic district.
Amtrak has expressed an interest in additional Jacksonville area stations in the NAS/Orange Park and or Avenues/San Marco areas.
Estimated Economic Impact of FEC/Amtrak Corridor Project:
$2 billion +
Also serving as a future commuter rail stop, the new train station will be within immediate walking distance of Flagler College and St. Augustine's Historic District, directly connecting Jacksonville's urban core with the popular tourist destination.
Plans are also being made for a future commuter rail station at St. Augustine Airport
Update by Robert Mann