Longwood station (SunRail)

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Longwood
SunRail commuter rail station
Longwood SunRail Station from inside a train.JPG
The atypical northbound platform of Longwood as seen from the second level of a SunRail passenger car.
Location149 East Church Avenue
Longwood, FL 32750
Coordinates28°42′05″N 81°20′43″W / 28.701476°N 81.345279°W / 28.701476; -81.345279Coordinates: 28°42′05″N 81°20′43″W / 28.701476°N 81.345279°W / 28.701476; -81.345279
Owned byFlorida Department of Transportation
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Lynx: #434[1]
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking260 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zoneSeminole
History
OpenedMay 1, 2014
Traffic
Passengers (2014)213 daily
Services
Preceding station   SunRail logo.png SunRail   Following station
toward Poinciana
SunRail
toward DeBary

Longwood station is a train station in Longwood, Florida, served by SunRail, the commuter train of Central Florida. The station opened May 1, 2014,[2] and marks a return of passenger rail service in Longwood dating back to the community's days as a junction of the South Florida Railroad, Orange Belt Railway and old Florida Midland Railway, all of which were acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

Unlike most SunRail stations, which feature canopies consisting of white aluminum poles supporting sloped green roofs, Longwood's canopies have traditional brown gabled roofs with cupolas and faux dormer windows. It also includes ticket vending machines, ticket validators, emergency call boxes, drinking fountains, separate platforms designed for passengers in wheelchairs. The station is located along the former CSX A-Line (originally constructed by the South Florida Railroad) northeast of the Longwood Historic District on the north side of East Church Avenue. A transit-oriented development called Weston Park was built adjacent to the station, which features a 208-unit, four story luxury apartment community.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.golynx.com/plan-trip/riding-lynx/sunrail-connections.stml
  2. ^ "SunRail begins service without a hitch". Orlando Sentinel. May 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Construction update: $18.5M apartment complex near Longwood SunRail station". Orlando Business Journal. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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