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Expansion of Orlando-area rail system under way

A $186 million, two-year project will extend SunRail south of Orlando into Osceola County

April 17, 2016 11:30AM

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A SunRail train

A SunRail train

Construction of a $186 million expansion of the 61.5-mile SunRail commuter train service in the Orlando area is under way and scheduled for completion in early 2018. The 17-mile expansion will add four SunRail train stations south of Orlando: one in southern Orange County, and three farther south in neighboring Osceola County.

The program manager of SunRail, Tawny Olores, told the Orlando Sentinel she was optimistic about a renewed application for federal funding for a northern expansion of the commuter rail service to Volusia County. A SunRail application for $35 million of federal funding for the planned northern expansion was denied in October. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth