Florida East Coast Railway continues to expand its reactivated freight rail into PortMiami.
So far, the company, also known as FEC, has connected two of three 1,500-foot tracks inside the county’s seaport to its system, Florida East Coast Senior Vice President Bob Ledoux said last week.
“We’re at double the capacity we were at in February,” Mr. Ledoux said, referring to when only one of the three tracks was linked to the system, which extends west to the company’s Hialeah rail yard and also breaks off north along US 1 and goes up the Florida coast.
By the end of the year, he said, FEC plans to connect all three tracks within the port and extend them to 3,000 feet each, allowing for longer trains to stop inside the port.
Some of the rail work within the port has had to be delayed due to the separate construction of the PortMiami twin tunnel system, which extends from the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island to inside the port on Dodge Island. The tunnels are expected to open this month.
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