Orlando, Fla – Due to Hurricane Isaias, the Florida Department of Transportation is suspending SunRail service Monday, August 3, 2020.
This Saturday, crews will begin work to prepare the corridor and render it safe prior to the impending storm. Hurricane Isaias preparations include:
- Securing railroad gates at 127 railroad crossings on the 61.5-mile corridor, including
removal of longer railroad gates
- Inspecting and storing the SunRail train fleet
- Securing railroad equipment throughout the corridor.
After the storm, and when conditions stabilize, a complete inspection of the entire corridor is necessary to assess the storm’s impact and to prepare the corridor to reinstate rail service for SunRail, as well as freight and Amtrak operations. Restoration of service includes reinstalling gates, safety inspections and removal of any obstructions on the railroad tracks.
Please remember to exercise caution around trains and railroad crossings. Be smart. Be safe.
Learn about service updates and other SunRail information at www.stage.sunrail.com, follow @RideSunRail, or download the SunRail app.
For additional questions, please contact Public Information Officer, Jessica Ottaviano, at 386-479-6369 or Jessica.Ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us.