All Aboard Florida reaches agreements on right-of-way, Central Florida Station

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ORLANDO, Fla. – All Aboard Florida has reached agreements on two important aspects of its project to operate privately run passenger train service between Miami and Orlando. The project is being developed by Florida East Coast Industries, owner of the Florida East Coast Railway.

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority Board has unanimously approved an easement purchase agreement that will allow All Aboard Florida to construct its rail line immediately parallel to the State Road 528 corridor. Coupled with a lease agreement approved by the Florida Department of Transportation in June 2013, All Aboard Florida has now secured the 40 miles of right of way needed to build a new line between a connection with the FEC mainline in Cocoa and Orlando International Airport.

In a separate transaction, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board approved several agreements that will allow All Aboard Florida to develop its Central Florida Station at the Orlando International Airport. The agreements will provide a rail easement between State Road 528 and the airport, a premises lease for the future airport station, and a land lease to construct All Aboard Florida’s maintenance facility.

All Aboard Florida says with the agreements in place it can now focus on designing and engineering for the project, and hopes to begin construction by the end of the year. The company plans to begin passenger service in 2015.
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