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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SunRail tickets go on sale Monday

    SunRail tickets go on sale Monday
    SunRail tickets will be available for sale Monday online and at station kiosks, the Florida Department of Transportation announced Sunday. Train service remains free this week, but passengers will be charged beginning May 19. FDOT had expected the...
  • Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail

    Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail
    It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success. In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
  • Mayo: All Aboard, Florida? Not really; train gets more foes

    Another day, another opposition group to the All Aboard Florida rail project? I've been writing about some of the organized groups that have formed to thwart the Miami-to-Orlando train service planned for the FEC rail tracks that runs along the dense...
  • FDOT still working on SunRail mobile app, data

    FDOT still working on SunRail mobile app, data
    Three months after SunRail trains started running, the Florida Department of Transportation  is still working on a mobile app and website data to give riders better access to schedule information. SunRail launched May 1 to large crowds, serving a...
  • Report: SunRail video shows moments before June 27 crash

    Report: SunRail video shows moments before June 27 crash
    A new SunRail video captures the seconds leading up to a crash involving one of its trains and a red SUV that was partially sitting on the tracks, according to ClickOrlando.com. Two people inside the SUV escaped injury when the train struck them on June...
  • SunRail video released of crash in downtown Orlando

    SunRail video released of crash in downtown Orlando
    A video released this week shows the seconds before a SunRail train plowed into the back of a sports-utility vehicle that stopped too close to the train tracks in downtown Orlando last month. This marked the third SunRail crash involving a train and...
  • SunRail platform ambassadors may be departing in July

    SunRail platform ambassadors may be departing in July
    SunRail's black-shirted platform agents - ambassadors as they're called - may not be around much longer. One of the agents told me last week that their jobs were ending shortly. Possibly by the end of next week. The agent pointed at a painted warning on...
  • Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how

    Want to rent a SunRail train? Here's how
    I've heard a lot of people say how much they would like to ride SunRail on the weekend, or during weekday afternoons or nights when service is scaled back. Good news! You can! For a price. The Florida Department of Transportation isn't advertising...