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Wonder if the person who designed the platform canopies for SunRail actually lives in Florida?
If that designer lived in Florida for at least two weeks during the summer he or she would realize that the SunRail platform canopies are completely inadequate
The canopies are too narrow and offer zero protection from the sun and rain. You feel like passing out while waiting 15 or 20 minutes for a train.
Come on SunRail bosses, don't you care about riders?
The Tri-Rail commuter train system in South Florida -- identical to SunRail in many ways -- has platform canopies that seem wider and more substantial to protect riders from the elements. The more we ride SunRail we get the feeling that it was built on the cheap. Riders deserve better.
Obviously it would be extremely costly to retrofit existing platforms at the same time plans are being made to extend SunRail service north to DeLand and south to Poinciana. But we urge SunRail planners to learn from their mistakes and design serious canopies for the five stations that will be built in the Phase 2 expansion.
After Phase 2, SunRail needs to go back and replace the skimpy canopies that were installed during Phase 1.