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Dozens of Orange County residents celebrated SunRail’s opening of Phase 2 at the new Meadow Woods station on June 23, 2018. Central Florida’s newest commuter rail station, located at 120 Fairway Woods Boulevard in Orange County, will officially begin service on July 30.
At the open house, prospective riders were introduced to the new station and its features, toured trains and discussed safety around rail platforms and train tracks. Representatives from reThink Your Commute and Central Florida’s bus systems LYNX attended the open house to assist riders with transportation and connectivity questions between SunRail and LNYX.
“SunRail is the perfect example of our local, state and federal partners bringing monumental transportation projects to our region,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said. “This extraordinary high capacity transportation system is a benefit not only to Orange County, but also to Central Florida.”
To spur economic development, job creation and a continued superior quality of life, Mayor Jacobs is committed to leading a massive transformation of the County’s road systems, concurrent with collaborative regional efforts to rebuild Central Florida’s transportation and transit infrastructure.
The Meadow Woods station in Orange County is part of SunRail’s 17-mile southern expansion in Orange and Osceola counties. Near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Fairway Woods Boulevard, the SunRail station at Meadow Woods offers easy transit access to South Orange County and north Osceola County’s burgeoning residential neighborhoods.
The station also serves the nearby South Orange Sports Complex. SunRail station design plans call for a park and ride lot and bus drop-off area. SunRail also plans to open stations at Tupperware, downtown Kissimmee/Amtrak and Poinciana.