Winter Park (Amtrak station)

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Winter Park
Amtrak station
WinterPkSta-SilverStar.jpg
The Silver Star as it leaves Winter Park Station for Tampa & Miami, on February 26, 2008.
Station statistics
Address 150 West Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789
Coordinates 28°35′52″N 81°21′07″W / 28.59772°N 81.35181°W / 28.59772; -81.35181Coordinates: 28°35′52″N 81°21′07″W / 28.59772°N 81.35181°W / 28.59772; -81.35181
Line(s)
Connections Lynx bus #102, 443
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Adjacent to Station
Other information
Opened 1890(SFR)
Rebuilt 1913, 1962(ACL)
Station code WPK
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 33,455[1] Decrease 4%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
Silver Star
Terminus
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward Los Angeles
    Future services    
SunRail
SunRail
Phase 1 (2014)
toward DeBary
toward Poinciana
SunRail
Phase 2 (2016)
toward DeLand
    Former services    
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line

The Winter Park Amtrak Station is a train station in Winter Park, Florida, United States served by Amtrak (the national railroad passenger system) and soon to be served by SunRail (the Central Florida commuter rail system). The original Winter Park depot was built in 1890 by the South Florida Railroad ten years after it built a line from Sanford to Orlando. A newer passenger station was built in 1913 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) and included a freight depot, which is located to the south of the current station. The freight depot was in use by the railroad until 1982 when it was purchased by the city. It is now used as a farmer's market and as a venue for weddings and other special events.[2][3] A newer modern station was built by the ACL in 1962 directly adjacent to a large city park known as Central Park. It was located one block away from Park Avenue, a street that is lined with upscale boutiques and restaurants.

In addition to Amtrak, Winter Park station will serve as a stop on the planned SunRail commuter rail system. It will be renamed "Winter Park/Park Avenue Station" when operations begin on May 1, 2014.[4] On February 14, 2013, Pillar Construction Group of Clermont, FL began work on a new $1.2 million station building, which replaced the 1962 era depot. The new station, which was designed in the Craftsman-style to better blend with the city's architecture, includes an improved lobby, artwork and larger restrooms.[5][6] The new depot was primarily funded through a $950,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus & Bus Facilities program, which was matched with more than $237,000 in local funding from the city.[7] Following the grand opening of the new station on March 3, 2014, the historic ACL depot was closed and will be demolished.[8][9][10]

Connections[edit]

  • Lynx;#1, #9, #14, #23, #102, 443.

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