Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Winter Park station opens in Florida

The Winter Park rail station, which serves both Amtrak and SunRail passengers, officially opened in Florida March 3 with a grand opening ceremony, which was attended by officials from Amtrak, city of Winter Park, Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and other community leaders.

 

"We are proud Winter Park is an Amtrak-served community and look forward to having our Silver Meteor and Silver Star trains stop at this great new station," stated an Amtrak representative. "A well-planned passenger rail train station like this is one of the best investments a community can make as it seeks to expand its appeal as a place for tourism and business investment and also cultivate civic pride."

Amtrak's service at Winter Park provides connectivity for travelers south to Miami and north to New York and dozens of destinations in between. Last year, more than 30,000 passengers traveled to and from Winter Park, an increase of 40 percent since fiscal year 2002.

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