Sanford (Amtrak station)


Sanford (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Sanford


image_size=
image_caption=
address=600 South Persimmon Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
coordinates=
line=Amtrak:rail color box|system=Amtrak|line=Auto Train
other=
platform=
tracks=
parking=Yes
bicycle=
passengers=207,544
pass_year=2006
pass_percent=+1.4
opened=1971
rebuilt=
closed=1981 (reopened in 1983)
ADA=
code=SFA
owned=
zone=
services=

Sanford is a railroad terminal in Sanford, Florida. It is the southern terminal for Amtrak's "Auto Train" which runs between this station and Lorton, VA. The station, which opened in 1971, isn't as elaborate as its Lorton counterpart. Passengers currently board the train on two tracks in Sanford; however, Amtrak and the State of Florida are working on plans to replace the older station with a new terminal that can accommodate large numbers of passengers more comfortably. [cite web| url=http://www.on-track-on-line.com/autotrain-stations.shtml| title=Amtrak Auto Train Travel Tips - Stations and Vehicles| work=On Track On Line| year=2008| author=Donald Weinstein, David Warner and Harry Sutton| accessdate=2008-03-12| ] [cite web| url=http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&c=am2Station&cid=1080080552378&ssid=111| title=Sanford - Auto Train, FL| publisher=Amtrak| year=2008| accessdate=2008-03-12| ]

The station is projected to be a station stop on the proposed Central Florida Commuter Rail system.

History

The station once served trains run by the now defunct Auto-Train Corporation. It ran the station from 1971 to 1981 when the Auto-Train Corporation fell into bankruptcy forcing service to end. The station was reopened in 1983 when Amtrak revived the "Auto Train" service.

References

External links

* [http://www.on-track-on-line.com/autotrain-stations.shtml Detailed station and Auto Train info]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/sanfordauto.htm Sanford Amtrak-Auto Train Station (USA Rail Guide -- TrainWeb)]

ee also

Auto Train


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