Friends, we need more riders on the SunRail #Nighttrain.
We remember how overjoyed everyone was in December when SunRail announced the launch of the #Nighttrain, which ends its northbound run in DeBary at 11:23 p.m.. Until the late-night service began, SunRail finished for the night shortly after 10 p.m.
Back in December we started strong with an average ridership of 75 people on the #Nighttrain. In January, the ridership slipped to 52. In February it really sank to 34. Ridership rose slightly in March to 45.
Typically #Nighttrain ridership is especially strong on nights when the Orlando Magic or Orlando Solar Bears have home games at Amway Center. But what happens when those sports seasons end?
Please don’t forget, the #Nighttrain is an experiment that will run through next December. Don’t take the #Nighttrain for granted. Strong ridership is essential to keep this late-night service and to get weekend SunRail service too.
Please remember that the Orlando Magic and Orlando Solar Bears aren’t the only games in town. Along the SunRail corridor there are lots of events held after business hours and you can ride the #Nighttrain to participate.
As a reminder, there’s after-hours shopping and dining within walking distance of SunRail stations in Lake Mary, Winter Park, Florida Hospital, ORMC/Amtrak and Sand Lake Road.
In addition there frequently evening events at the cultural venues in Loch Haven Park at the Florida Hospital station, the Bob Carr Threatre at Lynx Central Station and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at the Church Street station. (Every week we list #Nighttrain worthy events in the SunRailRiders datebook)
See you on The Rail!