(BIRMINGHAM) The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) is moving its downtown Central Station to a temporary location at 16th Street and Morris Avenue North. The move will take place on Sunday, August 24th with the temporary facility open to passengers on Monday, August 25th .This one block relocation is to make way for construction of the new Intermodal Transportation Center scheduled to open in December 2015.
MAX riders will now board buses at this temporary location, and all inbound and outbound routes will now enter the location on 16th Street downtown. “Our goal is to make sure our customers are not inconvenienced while we are in this growing process,” said Ann August, BJCTA Executive Director.
When completed next year, the Intermodal facility will allow riders to wait inside a comfortable building with electronic informational signs, restrooms, snack areas and customer service representatives providing assistance. It will span the land between the railroad viaduct and Morris Avenue from 16th to 19th streets. There will be two structures located on the property which will also provide service for Amtrak and intercity bus passengers.
For information on downtown detours and route changes please call MAX customer service representatives 205-521-0101. They will provide all route updates during the Intermodal construction phase. Also, information is available on the BJCTA website at bjcta.org and the MAX Facebook page.