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DeLand station

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Tracks  1
Parking  Yes
Opened  1918
Connection  Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Platforms in use  1
Connections  Thruway Motorcoach
Disabled access  Yes
Phone  +1 800-872-7245
Rebuilt  6 June 1988
DeLand station
Location  2491 Old New York Avenue DeLand, FL 32720
Line(s)  Silver Meteor   Silver Star
Address  2491 Old New York Ave, DeLand, FL 32720, USA
Similar  Ed Stone Park and Boat Ramp, Lake Beresford Park, DeBary station, Winter Haven station, Hontoon Island State Park

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DeLand station is a train station in Deland, Florida, United States. It is served by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation). It is several miles west of downtown DeLand, at the location formerly known as DeLand Junction. DeLand station was originally built in 1918, and stood across from the former Volusia County Fairgrounds. It is scheduled to be served by the SunRail commuter rail service in the future.

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History

When the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railroad (and later the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad) ran passenger service along the line, they also ran local passenger service to Downtown DeLand. The DeLand Spur, which begins immediately south of the DeLand Station (the northern turnout actually cuts across the DeLand Station passenger platform), runs three miles east to Downtown DeLand and terminated at the College Arms Hotel (a public housing high-rise with the same name currently occupies the site). The track ran several blocks east of the hotel to provide freight service to local businesses and was graded all the way to Lake Helen, Florida, where it would have connected to the Atlantic and Western Railway, but track was ultimately never laid past Downtown DeLand. The station was acquired by Amtrak and restored in 1988, although a second track at the station fell into disuse and has not been maintained properly since. Up until 2005, when it was truncated to New Orleans, the station also served as a stop for the Sunset Limited.

In 2006, the station was rededicated following a $424,000 restoration undertaken through a partnership between Volusia County, Amtrak, and CSX Transportation; funding primarily came from the Florida Department of Transportation. Work included installation of a new roof and platform canopy, remodeling of the bathrooms, and painting of the building in historically appropriate colors. In 2007, the station received a Preservation Award from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

Future SunRail service

DeLand station is planned to be the northern terminus of the planned SunRail commuter rail system by 2017. This will lead to resumed maintenance of the neglected second track along with other upgrades to the station. The station will also see the addition of a 184 space park and ride lot and a bus drop off area.

References

DeLand station Wikipedia


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