Lynx Central Station

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Lynx Central Station
Lynx Central Bus station and SunRail commuter rail Station
Lynx Central Station.JPG
Bus platforms (Lynx offices behind)
Location 455 North Garland Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
Coordinates 28°32′55″N 81°22′51″W / 28.5485°N 81.3809°W / 28.5485; -81.3809Coordinates: 28°32′55″N 81°22′51″W / 28.5485°N 81.3809°W / 28.5485; -81.3809
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Lynx: 34 Routes
Lynx Orange Line[1]
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Orange
History
Opened 2004 (bus station)
May 1, 2014 (rail station)
Services
Preceding station   SunRail logo.png SunRail   Following station
SunRail
toward DeBary
  Future services  
toward Poinciana
SunRail
Phase 2 (2017)
toward DeLand

Lynx Central Station is an intermodal transit station in Orlando, Florida. It serves the Lynx bus system and SunRail commuter rail, and is home to Lynx's administrative offices.

It near the federal and Orange County Courthouse, the Amway Center and FAMU College of Law. Additionally it provides access to downtown Orlando's businesses, shopping, entertainment and recreational venues.[2]

Bus station[edit]

Completed SunRail platforms (bus platforms to left)

The current bus terminal at Lynx Central Station opened in 2004.[3] It is the central hub of the Lynx network, servicing nearly 30 separate bus routes.[4] The 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) terminal has an air-conditioned waiting area, with access to the zero-fare Lymmo bus (Link 31) in Downtown Orlando.[5]

SunRail station[edit]

The station was built for quick transfer between the bus bays and Sunrail platforms

The station is one of two SunRail commuter rail stations serving downtown Orlando, the other being Church Street Station. It provides easy transfer for SunRail commuters to the nearly 30 Lynx bus routes at the station. It will also be the hub for any future expansion of the SunRail system.[2] The station is located along the former CSX A-Line (originally constructed by the South Florida Railroad) and is typical of most SunRail stations featuring canopies consisting of white aluminum poles supporting sloped green roofs and includes ticket vending machines, ticket validators, emergency call boxes, drinking fountains, and separate platforms designed for passengers in wheelchairs. A transit-oriented development called Crescent Central Station is located adjacent to the station and features a 280-unit, multi-story luxury apartment community along with 14,600 square feet of retail space.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SunRail Connections". Golynx.com. 
  2. ^ a b Centella Consulting. "LYNX Central Station". Sunrail.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ "LYNX About Us". Golynx.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  4. ^ "LYNX system map" (PDF). Golynx.com. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Downtown Orlando: Lynx Central Station". Goflorida.about.com. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Downtown Orlando's Crescent Central Station part of $700 million sale". Orlando Business Journal. October 31, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 

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