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Cocoa City Council Votes To Use FEC Station for Amtrak

24 Jun 2010 8:55 AM | Anonymous

The Cocoa City Council on June 23 accepted the study committee's leading recomendation and voted to lease and renovate the former FEC passenger station for Amtrak.  The building was one of the larger depots on the FEC system built in the late 1950's and has over 4,000 square feet of space.  2,500 square feet will be used for Amtrak while the remaining 1,500 square feet is anticipated to be used to accomodate intermodal bus services including Greyhound, connecting local city bus service, busses to the cruise terminals at Port Canaveral, and possibly charter busses.

The Cocoa station will be the largest of the three stations in Brevard County and is also planned to have an agent.  The City of Titusville will lease and restore the smaller former FEC station on Pine Street.  In Melbourne, the original depot is gone, so the city is planning on a new station to be located in the historic downtown area.

Amtrak service on the FEC is expected to begin within three years once a federal grant is awarded.

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