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SunRail Train Near Longwood
SunRail Train Near Longwood

A Ride On The SunRail: Part Two covers things to do and see near the Lake Mary and Longwood stations.

SunRail is a commuter rail system in the Greater Orlando, Florida, area. Service began on May 1, 2014. The system comprises 16 stations along a former CSX Transportation line connecting Volusia County and Osceola County through Downtown Orlando. The SunRail system is financed by the state and federal governments and the counties it serves. SunRail is Florida’s second commuter rail system after South Florida’s Tri-Rail. SunRail runs on weekdays (excluding holidays) between the hours of approximately 5:00 am and 11:00 pm, providing 20 trips in each direction.

Riders on the SunRail system use a stored-value card, in the form of a disposable ticket or a reloadable SunCard, to pay fares. The cost of SunRail tickets is based on the number of counties (zones) through which the rider will be travelling. The system passes through four counties: Volusia; Seminole; Orange; and Osceola. SunRail uses a “tap on/tap off” system for ticketing. Riders must “tap on” at a validator unit at the station prior to boarding the train by tapping their ticket on the screen and waiting for the beep. Riders must again “tap off” at a validator unit with their ticket after disembarking at their destination before exiting the station. Reduced fares are available for seniors, students, and disabled riders.