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Titusville to Use Historic FEC depot for Amtrak

17 Jun 2010 9:09 AM | Anonymous

On June 8, the Titusville City Council officially decided to take advantage of the opportunity to lease the former historic Florida East Coast Railway station in downtown Titusville to serve as the Amtrak station once service begins.  The facility currently houses the FEC signal maintainers and maintenance of way personnel who will be relocated.  The station, built in the mid-1920's, will be restored to again serve passengers but will not be staffed with an agent.

The City of Cocoa will also lease from the FEC the former passenger station located on U.S. 1.  This is a larger facility built in the mid-1950's and will likely have a full-time passenger agent once Amtrak service begins.  Because of the larger size, the city also is planning this as an intermodal facility that will likely include Greyhound and other transportation options.

Amtrak service on the FEC is expected to begin within three years once the application for a federal funding grant is approved and the additional passenger equipment is available.  

 

 

Comments

  • 17 Jun 2010 6:47 PM | Anonymous
    In an article from the St. Augustine Record by Tracey McManus, http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2010-06-17/san-marco-amtrak-stop-favored, rather than construct a new $1.2M station in the immediate downtown area, the former 1960's era FEC station is recommended to be used to speed up acceptance of the project. St Augustine City Commissioners will still need to voice their approval on June 28th. An additional station location selection workshop for Jacksonville sites will be held on Friday, June 18th, hosted by JTA at the Jacksonville FDOT District Training Center.
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