SunRail, a commuter rail line in Central Florida, has logged ridership records for January and February 2019, with average daily ridership more than 6,000 per day and Friday ridership averaging more than 6,300. Increase in ridership follows the July 2018 opening of the 17-mile southern expansion.
“The ridership numbers are very exciting, and we are anticipating even higher numbers in March and April as these months are typically among the strongest for SunRail,” remarked Nicola Liquori, SunRail CEO. “The increases are trending system-wide as customers take advantage of the new schedule and the convenience of SunRail.”
SunRail has implemented initiatives to increase ridership, including a partnership with a local trolley service, serving downtown Sanford and the Train to Plane LYNX connection between the Sand Lake Road station and Orlando International Airport (OIA).
“We want to be proactive in our marketing efforts, and we continue to seek out public and private transportation partners to promote our service along the corridor,” added Liquori. “It’s our commitment to connect communities and grow ridership with safe, reliable and quality service.”