Birmingham Central Station

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This article is about the MAX bus terminal. For the demolished train station, see Birmingham Terminal Station.
Birmingham Central Station in August 2008
Birmingham Central Station in August 2008

The Birmingham Central Station or Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority building is a multi-modal transit hub and office building located at 1735 Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. The station is constructed atop the site formally occupied by the Banana Warehouse demolished in 1996. The two story, gold domed facility designed by Volkert & Associates was officially dedicated on June 25, 1999. The facility serves as the headquarters for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority as well as the main terminal for all MAX buses.

In June 1999 a resolution to name the soon-to-be completed facility "Nina Station" in honor of former City Councilor Nina Miglionico was submitted and withdrawn without a vote. The station is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a $30 million Birmingham Intermodal Facility which would combine operations of MAX regional buses, Greyhound intercity buses and Amtrak passenger rail.

[edit] References

  • "Chronology of Birmingham's Public Transit System". (September 27, 2006) [1].
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (August 4, 2008) "Funding to expand public transportation center available." The Birmingham News
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (March 11, 2009) "Birmingham council delays contract on design of downtown transit facility after question about campaign manager's involvement." The Birmingham News
  • Tomberlin, Michael (December 16, 2010) "Plan takes shape for Birmingham's central transportation hub with shops, restaurants." The Birmingham News

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