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Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish
« on: October 26, 2017, 05:50:01 AM »
Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish



What seemed to be a dream that many believed would eventually fade away is well on its way to becoming a reality. In 2011, Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) announced plans for a privately funded passenger rail system envisioned to transform the way people travel throughout Florida.  Despite years of anti-rail opposition, operations are expected to start before the end of the year on ambitious project that combines rail transit with transit oriented development. Here is a brief overview of where the $3 billion privately funded passenger rail project currently stands.

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Re: Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 09:08:45 AM »
I read a few days ago that AAF plans to have crews in Orlando to begin track construction in December. 

Has anyone seen how they plan to get from the mainline in Cocoa to the St Johns.  I haven't seem anything on that piece and there doesn't seem to be room along 528 in that area to run the tracks. 

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Re: Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 11:55:50 AM »
I've seen them. I believe it branches off the FEC mainline just south of SR 528.
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Re: Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 10:20:01 AM »
Service starts on Saturday. Fares start at $10. First class starts $15 one-way. Seniors, active military and veterans get a 10% discount.  Children under 12 get a 50% discount.
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Re: Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 11:24:43 AM »
These are supposedly discounted fares for launch.

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Re: Privately funded high speed rail project nears finish
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 02:10:09 PM »
I've seen them. I believe it branches off the FEC mainline just south of SR 528.

Following up on this, I finally found the plans and you're correct.