Permanent Way Inspector
ModeratorAU Supporting Member
Gathering Team Member
- Aug 24, 2003
I agree. But we have a station such as it is. The question now is should it be used or not, and if so what is the best way to operate it, and not about what its design should be. At most what we can do is build out a platform beyond the grade crossing to allow a few more cars, which of course can be done at any time. Building a completely new station with a new design at MIC is not going to happen. This is not a greenfield station design situation at present. That time passed 10-15 years back.Designing a station that might still be in use 50 years from now for the minimalist needs of today can be a very shorted policy.
There is space set aside for a third platform with two platform tracks, which will most likely be used at some point by Brightline, and that will be a high level platform and most likely will not extend beyond the grade crossing since Brightline trains will not be more than ten cars plus two SCB-40s