SunRail Locomotives Step Up Testing on the Corridor
Traffic Might be Affected; Pardon the Inconvenience
Orlando - With SunRail service just around the corner, you’ll be seeing a lot more of our sleek new SunRail trains running the rails in your community! For the last two years, the Florida Department of Transportation has been building the first 12 stations, installing a new signal system on the railroad corridor, and adding a second track to ensure reliable service once SunRail begins operations. With the recent arrival of the SunRail vehicles, it’s now time to make sure that everything works together as planned so that SunRail service begins without a hitch in the spring of 2014.
For the next few months, SunRail crews will be running vehicles regularly on the Central Florida Rail Corridor (starting in the north and progressing south) to comply with federally-mandated testing and system integration protocols. Please accept our advance apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. SunRail trains are shorter and quicker than Amtrak and freight trains that now use the corridor, so any disruption should be short-lived. Remember, too, that once SunRail service begins, no freight traffic will be permitted on the corridor during the morning and afternoon rush hours, when local traffic on area roads generally is heavier.
To ensure your safety and the safety of others, please exercise extra caution and be certain to stay at least 25 feet from the railroad tracks, whether on foot, bicycling or in your car. Trains can’t stop quickly, but you can! To learn more about SunRail, please visit us on-line at www.SunRail.com.