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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:17 PM

SunRail.com:

 

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In the event of severe weather, SunRail would like to remind the community that services will operate as scheduled but must prepare if sustained winds are expected to reach 39 mph at ground level or there is flooding.

 

SunRail will monitor the weather and keep the community up-to-date as the storm passes through the area and service can safely resume.

 

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SunRail Customer Service 855-724-5411

 

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

Posted on SunRail home page:

 

 
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Due to Hurricane Irma on Friday 9/8/17 SunRail trains P335 & P336 are cancelled.

 



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:31 PM

SunRail news release:

 

SunRail to End Service Earlier than Normal Friday

 

September 7, 2017

 

 

Orlando –Due to Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Transportation is ending SunRail commuter rail service at an earlier time than normal Friday night, September 8. The last trains of the night will be the 6 p.m. southbound train from DeBary (Train 333) and the 7:30 p.m. northbound train from Sand Lake Road (Train 334). This means there will be no 8 p.m. southbound and no 9:15 p.m. northbound trains running.

 

This is being done to allow staff time to prepare the corridor and render it safe prior to the impending storm.

 

Hurricane Irma preparations include:

  • Securing railroad gates at more than 130 railroad crossings on the 61.5 mile corridor, including removal of longer railroad gates
  • Inspecting and storing the SunRail train fleet
  • Securing railroad equipment throughout the corridor.

After the storm, and when conditions stabilize, a complete inspection of the 61.5 mile corridor is necessary to assess the storm’s impact and to prepare the corridor to reinstate rail service for SunRail, as well as freight and Amtrak operations. It is unclear, at this time, when SunRail will resume normal operations.

 

Please remember that even though railroad crossings will be taken out of service, drivers should still exercise caution. After the storm, and before gates are re-installed, there could be special vehicles and slow moving trains on the rail. Please be careful around trains, railroad crossings, and while at station platforms. Be smart. Be safe.

 

Please visit our website www.sunrail.com for updates or text “SunRail” to 31996 to receive updates on your mobile device.

 



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:48 AM

 

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Due to Hurricane Irma SunRail train service is suspended until further notice.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 12:30 AM

Orlando, FL Sentinel, 9/17/17:

 


 

SunRail to resume limited service Monday

After suspending its service because of Hurricane Irma, SunRail announced late Sunday that it would resume on a limited schedule.

 

Service is set to resume 7 a.m. Monday.....

 

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 05:39 PM

SunRail riders blog:

 


 

Why it took SunRail time to recover from Irma

 

 

...... many people want to know why it took SunRail so long to recover after Central Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma.

 

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