Central Florida Commuter Rail

What's There Now - A Look At Planned Station Locations

Commuter Rail Is Coming To Central Florida

In 2006 agreements between the State of Florida and CSX Corporaton were finalized setting in motion plans for a commuter rail system for the Greater Orlando area.  This north-south commuter rail is planned to be the backbone for a complete public transit system serving Greater Orlando.  The system is designed to make full use of existing infrastructure and to accommodate future expansion.

The Central Florida Commuter Rail system, now called SunRail, will consist of 17 stations along 61.5 miles of track from DeLand in the north to Poinciana at the southern end utilizing the existing CSX right-of-way and tracks.  Development of these 17 stations will have profound effects on the neighborhoods around them, since they will immediately become important transportation nodes.  Transit Oriented Development or TOD will take place around each station.  New higher density housing and businesses will be developed to take advantage of this new transportation mode and service the many commuters that will use the stations.  People will want to live near the station to be able to use the new transportation mode conveniently.

By 2011, according to the latest schedule, Central Florida's Commuter Rail - SunRail - will be up and running.  Four of the stations will be constructed in Phase II and open in 2013.

This website contains a documentary photographic record of each station location and the immediate surrounding area as they were in 2008 before station construction and TOD began.

The website is organized by station.  Each station page contains a brief description and links to an aerial view, a map indicating where the station will be located. a copy of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) development plan and a gallery of photographs showing what's there now.

Get started now by going to the stations page.  Enjoy the ride and take a moment to provide feedback.  Thanks for visiting!

Update:  The Florida Legislature closed its 2009 session on Friday, May 1 without passing enabling legislation for SunRail.  The future of SunRail is at this time a big question.  However, with the solid support SunRail has in Central Florida, where there's a will, there's a way.

US Congressman John Mica estimates $100 million already spent on SunRail.