First SunRail cab arrives in Central Florida

SunRail_cabNine months before the SunRail commuter line begins service from DeBary to Orlando, the first cab car has arrived in Central Florida.

The cab was built by Bombardier Inc., in Plattsburg, N.Y., and arrived by freight train this week at the SunRail Operations Control facility in Sanford, said Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Olson.

SunRail has ordered nine cabs at a cost of about $3 million each for the initial phase, which will link DeBary to Sand Lake Road in south Orlando starting in May 2014.

The DeBary station, the only one in Volusia County under construction for the initial phase, is about 70-percent complete.

DeBary Mayor Bob Garcia said he’s glad to see the arrival of the cab car and the progress of construction. But he’s frustrated that more development hasn’t begun appearing around the station at U.S. 17-92 and Fort Florida Road.

City officials have expressed interest in a mix of commercial and residential development there.

Article and photo courtesy of the Daytona Beach News Journal.

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