St. Augustine Selects Location for Amtrak Station

May 13, 2010 80 comments Open printer friendly version of this article 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.

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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)

Estimated Passengers/Year:

175,000 passengers a year

Station Architecture:

Station will be designed to reflect the architectural styles of the nearby historic district.

Jacksonville Bonus:

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