Miami station designs revealed

All Aboard Florida, the organisation looking to build a new 235-mile railway connecting south and central Florida, has unveiled designs for its new station in Miami.

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the Miami station site will cover almost three million square feet, creating a new retail and leisure hub beneath the line, which will be elevated to integrate with the existing public transport network.

As well as Miami, the new route will include stations in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.

All Aboard Florida first presented its plans in March 2012 when it set out its target to deliver a railway which could transport passengers between Miami and Orlando in just under three hours.

Michael Reininger, president and chief development officer of All Aboard Florida, said: “Millions of commuters and local residents will benefit from the Miami station.

“All Aboard Florida provides a fast and convenient transit alternative while integrating transportation infrastructure with mixed use development to serve as a catalyst for economic vitality in a city that is quickly becoming a model for urban living.”

Designs for the remaining stations and rolling stock are still being developed.