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  • 21 May 2023 7:05 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    FCRP was at Train Day in Tampa as an exhibitor and recruited new members at the event!

    From WMNF:

    https://www.wmnf.org/hopes-for-new-florida-connections-on-national-train-day/

    --Jackson McQuigg

  • 21 May 2023 7:02 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)

    The new station will be at the site of the current Amtrak station.

    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal: 

    https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/2023/05/18/sunrail-expanding-deland-brightline-orlando-central-florida-groundbreaking/70231901007/

    --Jackson McQuigg

  • 11 Apr 2023 4:37 PM | Stephen Sayles (Administrator)

    Hello everyone,

    We will be having a casual meeting on the day of Saturday May 13th, Train Day. Now i realize many of you cant make it as of short notice and transportation issues, we will post any and all updates. 

    The meeting time will be 2 pm inside station upstairs where i will reserve the room.

    Hope you will be able to attend and we realize we are over due for a meeting.

    Thanks for your understanding,

    Stephen Sayles
    Board Member

  • 28 Feb 2023 11:37 AM | Stephen Sayles (Administrator)

    Alachua/Gainesville Commissioner's sent letter to Amtrak asking for return of Silver Star to Ocala and Alachua County.

    https://www.wcjb.com/2023/02/14/alachua-county-requesting-amtrack-restore-rail-service

    Service was dropped when CSX diverted all passenger traffic to A line.

    I notified them to see how we could assist.

    Stephen Sayles 

  • 01 Jan 2023 7:36 AM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)
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