Sanford, Fla – SunRail is celebrating its fifth anniversary Wednesday, May 1. Just as it has from the first day of service, SunRail is connecting communities in Central Florida. For this special occasion, SunRail is recognizing the incredible customers that ride and the dedicated staff who deliver commuter rail service safely and efficiently every day. Read their stories @RideSunRail on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Reflecting on the system’s growth over the last five years; SunRail has expanded its operating area and its service hours. SunRail began as a 32-mile system with 12 stations in three counties, making 34 trips per day. Last summer, SunRail expanded southward, growing the system to 49 miles and 16 stations in four counties. Additionally, SunRail has increased its service schedule to 40 trips per day. SunRail has also added a service and maintenance facility in Osceola County to make train operations more efficient. The increase in service hours means more flexibility for work schedules, business meetings and leisure trips. SunRail’s increasing footprint comes at a time when growth in the Central Florida area is significant.
With the additional service area, SunRail has transported more than a million riders since last July. Ridership has increased 82% since the Southern Expansion and 95% of riders surveyed report they are satisfied with SunRail service. As a regional transportation system, SunRail depends on federal, state and local partners for its success.
SunRail remains committed to operating a safe and efficient system with exceptional customer service. Please be careful around trains, railroad crossings, and while at station platforms. Be smart. Be safe. For more information about SunRail, including fares, schedule and station locations, please visit www.sunrail.com