SunRail opened today with some slight speed bumps. The new rail system attracted a large crowd on its first day in service causing a 35-minute delay. SunRail officials credit the schedule delay on the excitement of opening day.
Many passengers didn't even have anywhere to go, simply riding for pleasure.
The Orlando Sentinel spoke with 68-year-old Brenda Colburn who was one of the joy-riders:
"We decided to stay on the train and go back. Some of the stations they couldn't pick up [riders] because there were too many people."
The SunRail commuter system could change 1-4's death-grip on Orlando's commuters. Until now, Central Florida commuters were at the mercy of the I-4 corridor, often resembling a parking lot.
The commuter train will run from DeBary to Sand Lake Road - 32 miles and 12 stations.
Some critics have their doubts about the new SunRail system, but time will tell how Floridians will adjust to this new method of travel. Will you be taking the SunRail?