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SunRail Takes Delivery of New Rails

[Photo courtesy of SunRail]
[Photo courtesy of SunRail]

SunRail officials say construction of the central Florida commuter rail is on schedule with work underway to lay extra track along the first phase of the line. 13 miles of new rail will be delivered next week.

Phase one of the commuter rail runs 31 miles from DeBary to Sand Lake road. Most of SunRail will have double tracks, with the exception of the bridge over the St. John's River and a section of track near Maitland.

18 miles of new rail is being laid along phase one and beginning early Monday morning next week freight trains will make the last of three deliveries of rail from Indiana for the project.  

The 31-ton rail sections will be dropped off and stockpiled at 11 locations between Sanford and Jamaica Lane just south of downtown Orlando, from Monday to Wednesday morning. Officials say railroad crossings could be blocked for up to ten minutes at a time while the new rail is unloaded.

Engineers are laying the new track starting in Debary and working their way south. SunRail is scheduled to begin service in 2014.


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