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Are These Workers Building All Aboard Florida?

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These construction crews were spotted yesterday on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks in Miami Shores, as they slowly made their way up and down the FEC main line. Construction activity has been seen on this stretch of the line for at least the last week. When asked if they were working on the FEC's new passenger rail service All Aboard Florida or just general maintenance the answer was "I don't know. They don't tell us these things." But there's an excavator (the big thing with the shovel), and a dump truck, and they're replacing some of the rails. Sure, these lines are used for freight all the time, but to Curbed (admittedly not railroad experts) this looks like major maintenance... maintenance meant perhaps for a substantial increase in train traffic. Could this be the first sign of construction of All Aboard Florida?
· All Aboard Florida coverage [Curbed Miami]