Starting the week the Florida Department of Transportation will be running SunRail at their full schedule just without passengers.
According to a press release from FDOT
The testing will continue for several weeks, so that SunRail engineers and conductors are prepared to welcome passengers on board, and so that motorists and pedestrians become acclimated to train operations in advance of regularly scheduled passenger service.
Passengers will be able to start riding sometime in mid-April free as part of a soft launch.
The free rides will run from April 15 to April 25 only during the weekday.
Full revenue service will begin on May 1.
A spokesperson for FDOT tells Bungalower that the testing will help to determine the exact schedule. The press release mentions that “train operations began shortly after 5 a.m….and will continue daily until approximately 11 p.m.”
The train will run every 30 minutes during peak times (5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and every two hours during non-peak times.