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    Posted August 31, 2014 by
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    SunRail Comes to Central Florida!

    At last, SunRail, the much-anticipated, cleaner cross-town commuter rail has come to Central Florida. Powered by Motor Power Industry, the $1.3 billion, four-car diesel-electric locomotive combines advanced emissions reduction technology, higher horsepower engines, and improved fuel efficiency for a greener tomorrow. On line since May 1, 2014, SunRail is currently operational from south Orlando north to DeBary, with ten stops in between. When completed in 2017, the route will span four counties and carry passengers from Kissimmee to Deland.

    Designed in part to alleviate high demand workweek traffic congestion, SunRail uses existing tracks, operating from 5:30am to 10:30pm Monday through Friday and connecting with local bus lines. One adult can ride the entire round trip route for $7.50 at full price, and significant discounts are offered for 7-day, 30-day, and year-long passes. Other discounts apply for ages 7-17, over 65, and disabled passengers. Convenient and affordable!

    The design is sleek and efficient, and the ride is safe, smooth, and comfortable. Passengers can enjoy high-visibility windows, free Wi-fi, power outlets, bike racks, clean bathrooms, and plenty of hand rails. SunRail truly is “A Better Way to Go”, providing locals and tourists with a clean, easy, and affordable mode of transportation to work and to visit a wide array of destinations in the Orlando area.

    Video clips from inside and outside SunRail during my first cross-town trip from south to north and back again. Music by Spit Babies.

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