Wonder if the person who designed the platform canopies for the SunRail stations actually lives in Florida?
If that designer lived in Florida for at least two weeks in the summer he or she would know that the SunRail platform canopies are completely inadequate. The canopies are too narrow and offer zero protection from the sun and rain. You almost feel like passing out while waiting 15 or 20 minutes for a train.
Come on SunRail bosses, don’t you care about the riders?
Tri Rail in South Florida, which is identical to SunRail in many ways, has platform canopies that are wider and more substantial to protect riders from the elements.
The more we ride SunRail it becomes increasingly apparent that it was built on the cheap. And we deserve better.
Obviously it would be extremely costly to retrofit the existing platforms as plans are being made to extend service north to DeLand and south to Poinciana. But we expect SunRail planners to learn from their mistakes and design serious canopies for the five stations that will be built in the Phase 2 expansion.
And after that, they need to go back and replace the canopies that were installed during the SunRail’s Phase 1.