WASHINGTON – Today, Amtrak joined the City of Winter Park, Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, and community leaders for the grand opening of the new Winter Park Train Station. Amtrak issued the following statement:
“A well-planned passenger rail train station like this is one of the best investments a community can make as it seeks to expand its appeal as a place for tourism and business investment and also cultivate civic pride.
“The new station, with both Amtrak and SunRail commuter rail service, will provide a long-term viable solution for needed mobility and will bring many economic benefits to the community for years to come.
“Amtrak service at Winter Park provides connectivity for travelers south to Miami and north to New York and dozens of exciting destinations in between. Last year, more than 30,000 passengers traveled to and from Winter Park, an increase of 40 percent since fiscal year 2002.”
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