Tweet shows new SunRail locomotive

Commuter rail service set for spring start in Orlando area

SunRail engine.

ORLANDO, Fla. - Commuters in Central Florida are getting another sneak peak of what the future SunRail will look like.

The Florida Department of Transportation tweeted a new picture of the first locomotive that was delivered Monday to the area.

SunRail is set to start moving this spring with service from DeLand to Sand Lake Road in Orlando. Trains will stop at stations every thirty minutes during peak hours.

Phase two extends the run to Poinciana in Osceola County, and is expected to open in 2016. 

Once SunRail is up and running, new businesses that pop up around each of the first 12 stations could mean millions of dollars in economic growth.

The Florida Department of Transportation already estimates there's one-million square feet of possible development, which could make a big impact on communities along the way.

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