The Orlando Amtrak Historic Train Station Rehabilitation Project has provided much needed restoration and repair work to the Mission Revival style train station, located at 1400 Sligh Boulevard. This historic station, built in 1926, is used as the Orlando Amtrak terminal, providing service to over 160,000 passengers a year, and also serves as one of Orlando’s four SunRail stations.
The project included the following work, which started in the fall of 2014:
- Restoring the exterior façade
- Repairing historic doors and windows and replacing non-original doors and windows with custom-made historically accurate ones
- Repairing the tile roof and restoring the twin domes
- Repairing the stucco and repainting the entire building in a historically accurate color
- Repairing historic exterior light fixtures and replacing missing ones with custom-made fixtures
- Constructing new sidewalks and handicap ramps to meet ADA requirements
- Providing new planters, landscaping and irrigation
- Relocating the air conditioning system, allowing the original entrance on the side of the building to be reopened.
On Monday, June 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan will celebrate completion of the restoration efforts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the station. To learn more, click here.