South Florida leaders and All Aboard Florida executives touted the Miami station as a nine-acre transportation hub, which will be situated just east of Miami-Dade County Hall.
The new Miami station will be built near Florida East Coast Railway’s old downtown train depot.
Opened in 1912, it operated during the glory days of railroad travel. Henry Flagler founded Florida East Coast Railway in 1895 and is credited with making South Florida a tourist destination through his passenger rail service. It was demolished in 1963.
All Aboard Florida is expected to create more than 10,000 jobs during construction.
Opponents argue the train will bring more noise and congestion.
The express train is scheduled to begin service in 2016.