The numbers are in for the first #SaturdaySunRail service.
|Winter Park SunRail on Saturday|
FDOT told us Saturday they ran 10 roundtrips and had 3,225 boardings.
Considering all the confusion following the October cancellation, that’s pretty good for a first time at bat.
To put those numbers into perspective, on a regular weekday SunRail runs 18 roundtrips and has about 3,600 boardings.
Last Saturday the SunRail service didn’t begin until 2 p.m.
That means the overwhelming majority of the people on the train were leisure riders. Very few were people headed to work because most weekend workers – hundreds of caregivers at Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center – have to be at work early in the morning.
The sporadic Saturday service being funded by Team SunRail – a public-private enterprise – is a good start, but we need and demand real, regular weekend service.
On Tuesday FDOT told us that #SaturdaySunRail will be running to support Come Out With Pride THIS Saturday (Nov. 12) in downtown Orlando's Lake Eola.