Friday, November 18, 2016

What's ahead for #SaturdaySunRail

Before you even ask. There will be NO #SaturdaySunRail service, a week from today on Nov. 26.

That’s disappointing, but at least we know early. Remember #SaturdaySunRail service is a privately funded initiative to support large-scale public events on weekends when SunRail doesn’t usually run.

The good news -- as reported first by us-- SunRail is running this Saturday to support the Florida Classic collegiate football showdown between Florida A&M and Bethune Cookman at the Camping World Stadium. This is the biggest football showdown in the Historically Black College and University universe!

Florida Classic fans staying in International Drive hotels can park for free at the Sand Lake Road SunRail and catch the train down to Lynx Central Station in downtown Otlando. Then they just need to walk one block to Orlando Vo-Tech for a bus ride to the stadium.

Folks driving I-4 from Florida’s east coast or from Daytona Beach can get off the highway to park their cars for free or take the train at the DeBary or Sanford SunRail stations.

Even if you’re not planning to attend the Florida Classic this #SaturdaySunRail service is a great deal because there’s so much going on. For example, in Winter Park the popular Winter in The Park ice skating is underway; Festival of the Trees in Lake Mary; the West End Beer Fest in Sanford; Bach Festival Society on Rollins College and the Magic playing the Dallas Mavericks at Amway Center.

Please ride the heck out of #SaturdaySunRail because it makes the case for regularly scheduled weekend SunRail service.

For more information on this week’s #SaturdaySunRail, please click here. To avoid disappointment, please arrive at the station 30 minutes before the train so you have enough time to buy your tickets at the vending machines.

Hopefully SunRail will double check to make sure all of their ticket-vending machines, especially the ones that take cash, are functioning properly.
See you on The Rail.

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