ORLANDO, Fla. - SunRail had more than 4,000 paid passengers on Monday, the first day Central Florida's new commuter rail charged for rides, according to state transportation officials.
"#SunRail passenger boardings on first day of paid service 4177. Goal to reach: 4300 daily boardings after 1st year of ops," the Florida Department of Transportation said in a tweet.
From May 1 to 16, passengers rode free on SunRail, and there were more than 10,000 riders per day, according to FDOT.
The biggest news surrounding SunRail on Monday, however, was the fact that a train crashed into a car that stalled on the tracks in Maitland. A woman driving the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and no SunRail passengers were hurt in the crash.
SunRail, the first fixed-rail mass transit system in Central Florida, makes 12 stops during its 31.5-mile route, starting in DeBary and ending at Sand Lake Road in Orlando. In between, stops are in Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Winter Park and Orlando, which has four stations.
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