Winter Park station

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Winter Park
Amtrak Inter-city rail and SunRail commuter rail Station
Winter Park Station IMG 1444.jpg
New Winter Park Station
Location 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:
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit Lynx: #01, #09, #14, #23, #102, #443[1]
Construction
Structure type At-Grade
Parking Adjacent to Station
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WPK
Fare zone Orange
History
Opened 1890(SFR)
Rebuilt 1913, 1962, 2014
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 30,142[2]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

Winter Park station is a train station in Winter Park, Florida. It is served by SunRail, the commuter rail system of Greater Orlando, and Amtrak, the national passenger rail system of the United States. The current station was built in 2014, replacing earlier stations going back to 1890.

History[edit]

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.[3][4] 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.

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 demolished.[8][9][10][11]

In addition to Amtrak, Winter Park station serves as a stop on the SunRail commuter rail system. Operations began on May 1, 2014.[12] Unlike most SunRail stations, which feature canopies consisting of white aluminum poles supporting sloped green roofs, Winter Park's canopies have traditional white gabled roofs. It also includes ticket vending machines, ticket validators, emergency call boxes, drinking fountains, separate platforms designed for passengers in wheelchairs.

SunRail ridership[edit]

On average, the SunRail station at Winter Park sees an average of 779 daily boardings.

Connections[edit]

  • Lynx;#1, #9, #14, #23, #102, 443.

References[edit]

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