Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Special train for soccer fans

Our Copa America Centenario soccer
tournament high hopes have been dashed …. sort of.

There was an item on the SunRail Commission meeting agenda regarding that soccer tournament at Camping World (Citrus Bowl) Stadium. In a Tuesday blog post we hoped that agenda item meant SunRail was going to run trains for the first match on Saturday, June 4.

No such luck – still no weekend service. Despite that disappointment there was some good news at Wednesday’s SunRail Commission meeting.

Officials announced that Bombardier – the folks who actually operate SunRail – will provide late-night service for fans attending the Copa America Centenario matches on Monday, June 6, and Wednesday, June 8.

By the way, the special late trains on those date aren’t free like some past SunRail special train operations. Everybody riding the late train on those nights needs to buy a ticket. And don’t forget to tap on and tap off before you board and when you get off.

Still, this is great news because usually the last northbound SunRail station would be leaving the Church Street station at 9:25 p.m. -- well before soccer fans would be able to get from the stadium back to the station after the matches.

See you on the Rail!

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