MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida East Coast Railway will restore freight rail service between PortMiami and major U.S. markets in October.

PortMiami hasn’t had on-dock rail service since the rail bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

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A federal grant helped pay for the restoration of the rail bridge.

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By linking PortMiami to the FEC’s national railway system, shippers will be able to reach 70% of the population in four days or less.

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Officials plan to provide a media tour of the new services and infrastructure improvements Tuesday.