Winter Park (Amtrak station)

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Winter Park
Amtrak Inter-city rail and SunRail commuter rail Station
SunRail train leaving Winter Park Station.JPG
A Southbound SunRail train departs the new Winter Park station on its way to Florida Hospital.
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) Amtrak: SunRail:
Connections Local Transit Lynx: 01, 09, 14, 23, 102, 443
Structure type At-Grade
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Adjacent to Station
Other information
Opened 1890(SFR)
Rebuilt 1913, 1962, 2014
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code WPK
Fare zone Orange
SunCard Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 30,142[1] Decrease 9.9% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
Silver Star
Terminus
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward Los Angeles
SunRail logo.png SunRail
SunRail
toward DeBary
  Future services  
toward Poinciana
SunRail
Phase 2 (2017)
toward DeLand
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line

The Winter Park Station is a train station in Winter Park, Florida, United States served by Amtrak (the national railroad passenger system) and 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.

The previous outdated 1962 station was in disrepair.

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.[4][5] 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.[6] Following the grand opening of the new station on March 3, 2014, the historic ACL depot was closed and demolished.[7][8][9][10]

In addition to Amtrak, Winter Park station serves as a stop on the SunRail commuter rail system. Operations began on May 1, 2014.[11]

Connections[edit]

  • Lynx;#1, #9, #14, #23, #102, 443.

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