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  • SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood

    SunRail delayed after train hits landscape trailer in Longwood
    The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service. No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
  • SunRail connects us: New Voices

    On Friday, the day after SunRail's launch, I watched as joy riders crowded on trains, and eventually dispersed at the various rail stops, including Park Avenue in Winter Park, to visit, shop and gawk at neighborhoods that were seemingly inaccessible to...
  • Biking the Keys

    Biking the Keys
    Driving the Florida Keys in a car, I might not have seen them. But riding my bike, it was hard to miss the "V" of about a dozen brown pelicans that glided no more than 15 feet above my head at Little Torch Key, flying in the direction of Key Largo while I...
  • Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options

    Business owners seek SunRail customers, advertising options
    Powerhouse Café in Winter Park is only two blocks from the new SunRail station, but the commuter train's debut early Thursday did not give it a bump in business. Nearby, a few customers trickled into Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, which is visible from the...
  • SunRail's onboard ads sell out for first year

    SunRail's onboard ads sell out for first year
    Advertising on SunRail trains has sold out for the entire first year, according to Evolve Design Group, the Winter Park agency handling the contracts. SunRail's total ad revenue is just more than $100,000 for contracts over the first year, including...
  • SunRail trains delayed after leaking cooler left at station

    SunRail trains delayed after leaking cooler left at station
    SunRail's morning service was delayed today, after a leaking cooler was found at one of the Orlando stations and authorities were called to investigate, the Florida Department of Transportation said. According to FDOT spokesman Steve Olson, the cooler...
  • SunRail scrambles to improve commuter experience

    SunRail scrambles to improve commuter experience
    SunRail has been rolling along Metro Orlando tracks for a week now, attracting so many riders that the commuter trains often run an hour or more behind schedule. "It's a good thing to be over capacity, but they [passengers] have to be satisfied," said...
  • Surveillance cameras on SunRail cars, platforms

    Surveillance cameras on SunRail cars, platforms
    The thousands of commuters who've so far boarded Central Florida's fledgling SunRail service have experienced its technological amenities: free WiFi, plentiful power outlets — and surveillance cameras. The cameras are small, black domes resembling...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    It sure sounds wonderful:  A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport. The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
  • Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail

    Schedule error delayed Google Transit routes for SunRail
    An error in train schedules that showed SunRail running on the weekends is the reason the commuter train is still not visible on Google Maps and Google Transit. Steve Olson, public information office for Florida Department of Transportation, said...
  • Two weeks before SunRail starts and still no online passes available

    Two weeks before SunRail starts and still no online passes available
    It's two weeks until the start of SunRail passenger service and you still can't buy SunCard passes online. That's right. A rail service that touts itself as a high-tech alternative to car commuting has not yet cracked the online sales code. As my...