Seminole County– SunRail trains will be running overnight and on weekends as SunRail’s Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation project continues functional integration testing during the early part of December. No riders are aboard the trains during these tests, just testing personnel.
Drivers and passersby can expect to see a test train on the railroad tracks between Sanford and Longwood, operating over a 13-mile section. The testing time is anticipated to occur from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for the first two weekends of December and 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. week nights during the first week of December. Testing is occurring on either track in both directions, stopping frequently to capture data.
Full implementation on the entire 61.5-mile Central Florida Rail Corridor is expected by the end of 2019. PTC computer technology prevents trains from going too fast and prevents collisions between trains that are on the same track. SunRail has received $17 million in federal grants for PTC implementation.
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 sunrail.com.