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Ground Broken for New Auto-Train Station in Sanford: From Fox Orlando

20 May 2009 9:16 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

Amtrak breaks ground on
new Sanford station

Updated: Monday, 18 May 2009, 11:41 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 18 May 2009, 3:23 PM EDT

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Sanford Monday for a new $10 million Amtrak auto train station.

It will be in the same location as the current building. The old one was damaged during the 2004 hurricane season. When the new station is finished it will be about four times the size of the current building.

Last year some 235,000 passengers traveled on the Auto Train, which takes passengers and their vehicles to the Washington D.C. area. The auto train has operated between Sanford and Lorton, Va., since 1983.

The new station is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2010.


  • 24 May 2009 6:21 AM | Anonymous
    Has anybody started a fund to restore the old Coast Line Passenger depot that Amtrak abandoned? If so, I would like to contribute.
    Jonathan Nelson
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