Brightline Aventura Station
The West Aventura Station is an extension of the existing Brightline passenger rail service that currently serves the downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with the extension to Orlando currently under construction. The West Aventura station has multiple components and will be built in phases. The first phase includes the train station, train platform and associated rail infrastructure. Phase two includes the construction of the West Bridge which spans over West Dixie Highway connecting the train station to a center train platform. The last of the phases, phase three, includes the extension of the West Bridge east to what is known as the East Bridge. The East Bridge connects the center platform to the east side of Biscayne Blvd, spanning over Biscayne Blvd. The station design and elements mimic the modern style of the existing stations to reflect the consistent brand identity throughout the network.
The station site is approximately 3 acres located between West Dixie Highway and NE 26th Avenue just North of 195th Street in Aventura, Florida. The site consists of a passenger station about 9,000 SF, with a bus loop/rideshare circulation drop-off and a surface parking lot with 240 parking spaces. Passengers enter the class A station through the larger volume space with a high ceiling at the south end where ticketing and security operations take place. Passengers proceed to lounge areas equipped with plush seating, food and beverage offerings, public restrooms and other amenities. The northern portion of the station houses operations facilities which includes offices and baggage handling. There are two circulation towers (approximately 2,500 SF each) that house vertical transportation (escalators and elevators), connected via an enclosed pedestrian bridge (approximately 2,500 SF) that provides the means for passengers to travel to and from the station and the boarding platform safely over the roadway. The concrete boarding platform is 860’ long by 26’-6” wide is equipped with an open-air canopy, lighting, and digital monitors providing directional and boarding information. The platform circulation tower is designed to receive the phase three pedestrian bridge (approximately 4,500 SF) that will cross Biscayne Boulevard and connect to a future station within a development next to the Aventura mall.