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General information
Location300 Bay Street West
Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates30°19′38″N 81°39′44″W / 30.327087°N 81.662331°W / 30.327087; -81.662331
Owned byJacksonville Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJune 1989
Rebuilt1996–1997
Services
Preceding station Jacksonville Transportation Authority Following station
Jefferson
toward LaVilla
Northbank Line James Weldon Johnson Park
toward Rosa Parks
San Marco Southbank Line

Central station is a Jacksonville Skyway monorail station in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the transfer point for the system's Northbank and Southbank lines. It is located on Bay Street between Pearl and Julia Streets in Downtown Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville Skyway

Jacksonville Skyway

The Jacksonville Skyway is an automated people mover in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, operated by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). Opening in 1989 with three stations in Downtown Jacksonville, the Skyway was extended in 1996 following a conversion from its original technology to Bombardier Transportation equipment. It was expanded again in 1998 and 2000. The currently fare-free system comprises two routes across 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of track, serving eight stations, and crosses the St. Johns River on the Acosta Bridge. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 296,300, or about 1,100 per day as of the second quarter of 2022.

Monorail

Monorail

A monorail is a railway in which the track consists of a single rail or a beam.

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a city located on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida, the most populous city proper in the state and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020. It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. As of 2020, Jacksonville's population is 949,611, making it the 12th most populous city in the U.S., the most populous city in the Southeast, and the most populous city in the South outside of the state of Texas. With a population of 1,733,937, the Jacksonville metropolitan area ranks as Florida's fourth-largest metropolitan region.

Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville is the historic core and central business district (CBD) of Jacksonville, Florida USA. It comprises the earliest area of the city to be developed and is located in its geographic center along the narrowing point of the St. Johns River. There are various definitions of what constitutes Jacksonville's downtown; the one used by the city government and other entities defines it as including eight districts: the Central Core, the Southbank, LaVilla, Brooklyn, the Working Waterfront, the Cathedral, the Church, and the Entertainment & Sports District. The area features offices for major corporations such as CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, TIAA Bank, Black Knight Financial, One Call Care Management, Suddath, Rayonier Advanced Materials, Interline Brands, Haskell, FIS, and Stein Mart.

History

The Central station was one of the three original Jacksonville Skyway stations that opened in June 1989. At the time it was the eastern terminus of the line, which ran west to Jefferson station and Terminal station (now LaVilla station). All three stations were closed between December 1996 and December 1997 when the Skyway system switched from Matra to Bombardier Transportation technology. It was designed as a transfer hub for subsequent extensions to the north and south, which were completed in 1997 and 1998, respectively. It allows transfer between trains heading east from Jefferson station and north from San Marco station. Additionally, the station was constructed to accommodate a future eastern expansion along Bay Street.[1]

The next stations in the line are James Weldon Johnson Park station to the north, Jefferson station to the west, and San Marco station across the river to the south.[1] Points of interest nearby include the Jacksonville Landing, the Northbank Riverwalk, the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, and many businesses.[2]

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Jacksonville Skyway

Jacksonville Skyway

The Jacksonville Skyway is an automated people mover in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, operated by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). Opening in 1989 with three stations in Downtown Jacksonville, the Skyway was extended in 1996 following a conversion from its original technology to Bombardier Transportation equipment. It was expanded again in 1998 and 2000. The currently fare-free system comprises two routes across 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of track, serving eight stations, and crosses the St. Johns River on the Acosta Bridge. In 2021, the system had a ridership of 296,300, or about 1,100 per day as of the second quarter of 2022.

Jefferson station (Jacksonville)

Jefferson station (Jacksonville)

Jefferson station is a Jacksonville Skyway monorail station in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located on Bay Street just west of Jefferson Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

Matra

Matra

Matra was a French industrial conglomerate. During its years of operation, it was engaged in a wide range of business activities, primarily focused around automobiles, bicycles, aeronautics and weaponry.

Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation was a Canadian-German rolling stock and rail transport manufacturer, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

San Marco station

San Marco station

San Marco station is a Jacksonville Skyway people mover station in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located at the corner of San Marco Boulevard and Mary Street in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville. Nearby points of interest include the Museum of Science and History and Friendship Fountain Park.

James Weldon Johnson Park station

James Weldon Johnson Park station

James Weldon Johnson Park station is a Jacksonville Skyway monorail station in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located on Hogan Street between Duval Street and Monroe Street in Downtown Jacksonville. The station is adjacent to James Weldon Johnson Park and is located near Jacksonville City Hall and various other government buildings and amenities.

Jacksonville Landing

Jacksonville Landing

The Jacksonville Landing was a festival marketplace in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, at the intersection of Independent Drive and Laura Street, along the Jacksonville Riverwalk. It was built by the Rouse Company for $37.5 million, opened in 1987, and officially closed after the 4th of July festivities in 2019. Demolition began about October 8, 2019. The 126,000 square feet (11,706 m2) center was comparable to New York City's South Street Seaport, Boston's Faneuil Hall, and Miami's Bayside Marketplace, all developed by Rouse.

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

The Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts (JCPA) is a performing arts center located in Jacksonville, Florida. Situated along the Riverbank, the venue is known as the First Coast’s "premiere riverfront entertainment facility". Originally opening in 1962, the facility was renovated beginning in 1995 until 1997; with a grand re-opening on February 8, 1997. The center consists of three venues: a theatre; concert hall and recital hall. It is home to the Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the FSCJ Artist Series.

Source: "Central station (Jacksonville)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_station_(Jacksonville).

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References
  1. ^ a b Bell, Jon (December 22, 2014). "Jacksonville, Florida: The Skyway". www.jtbell.net. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Skyway" (PDF). www.jtafla.com. Jacksonville Transportation Authority. June 6, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2016.


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