Friday, January 27, 2012

SunRail project breaks ground

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The $1.3 billion SunRail project in central Florida broke ground on Friday, January 27, 2012, at the future home of the Altamonte Springs station, located at the intersection of Ronald Reagan Boulevard and State Road in Seminole, Fla.

SunRail is a 61.5-mile commuter rail transit project. The 31-mile first phase of SunRail will serve 12 stations, linking DeBary to Sand Lake Road, south of Orlando. Phase 2 will serve five additional stations, north to DeLand and south to Poinciana. Service is expected to begin in 2014.

SunRail trains will consist of 1-3 cars, in addition to a locomotive and can carry about 150 seated passengers per car. Maximum operating speed will be generally between 65-79 mph.

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