Late-night service on SunRail may be at the end of the line if ridership doesn’t improve soon.
Last December, SunRail officials introduced a late-night train at the request of customers. However, ridership for the has been weak.
According to SunRailRiders.com – a website promoting train ridership that is not affiliated with SunRail or the Florida Department of Transportation – the night train carries as few as two dozen riders, with the exception of nights when there are major events in downtown Orlando, like concert or sporting events (See full story here).
When SunRail unveiled the service last December, officials said the night service would last for a year. Unless ridership increases soon it may be bye-bye for the night train.
The full SunRail schedule can be found (here), but in short the late-night service times are:
- Northbound train leaves the Church Street station at 10:30 p.m. each week night and arrives in Sanford at 11:15 p.m.
- Southbound train leaves Sanford at 9:11 p.m. and arrives in downtown Orlando at 9:56 p.m.
SunRail operates Monday through Friday. Regular service is not available on weekends.
– by Dan Ping