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SunRail Corridor Project

Project Highlights 
  • Maintained 62 miles of main line CSX track
  • Constructed 14 miles of new track
  • Installed 88 turnouts
  • Installed 42 new crossings with signal systems and train control
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Orlando, Florida
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

RailWorks and joint venture partner Archer Western constructed SunRail, a 62-mile design-build commuter rail line project in the Greater Orlando area.

Project Scope 

The joint venture partners constructed the first phase of a 31-mile segment including 12 stations linking DeBary, Fla., to Orlando, which will operate along an existing CSX freight line. RailWorks maintained the existing 62 miles of track to current main line conditions while also building approximately 14 miles of new track including 66 turnouts. RailWorks also installed 42 new crossings with signal systems and train control and constructed a new yard and maintenance facility to house the train sets and dispatch operations.

RailWorks assumed maintenance duties in the fall of 2011 and began construction in 2012. Work concluded early in 2014.

Unique Features 

To efficiently build the line in the tight right-of-way and with minimal disruption to CSX and Amtrak operations, the joint venture team constructed Phase I of the project in five segments.

Other participants 
Archer Western Parsons – lead designer; TransSystems – major design sub-consultant; and HNTB – construction and engineering oversight