Here’s a typical example of why we’ve labeled SunRail “the most inconvenient train in America.”
Today we have an 11 a.m. appointment in downtown Orlando at Church Street. We need to catch a northbound train from Sand Lake Road. Yet to get there in time our only option would have been to catch a train at 9:15. Then we would have wait 1 ½ hours for our appointment. Not a great option on a rainy day.
A 10:15 train would be perfect. But it doesn’t exist. yet it’s not unreasonable to expect hourly service during off-peak travel periods. It’s not as though Central Florida traffic congestion gets better during the workday.
The next northbound SunRail train leaves Sand Lake Road at 11:15 a.m. — too late for the appointment.
Instead we’re going to drive and add to downtown congestion and pay $7 for parking.
Good job SunRail!