SunRail vows to work on safety after man killed on tracks

Meeting comes week after man struck, killed by SunRail train

The SunRail Commuter Train Committee gathered Wednesday to discuss ridership, safety and service improvements.

Last week, a man's body was found near the tracks in Sanford Friday morning by a conductor.

Another conductor had hit the man, but told police he was not aware the train hit anything.

Police told us, the victim's family was notified Wednesday, but they have not released his name yet to give them time to grieve.

Service was stopped for two hours disrupting Friday morning's commute.

Based on that incident SunRail is now working on a deal with Lynx to provide service no matter what so passengers are not stuck on the tracks.

There are 90 crossings in a 32-mile area. The Florida Department of Transportation says right now there is no solution to keep monitoring them all, but they will continue to contract FHP troopers.

Local 6 also learned some of the security cameras on the platforms in Altamonte Springs and Florida Hospital are not working after they were struck by lightning two weeks ago and need to be replaced.

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