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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Brightline, please restore Ocala’s passenger trains

To the Editor:

It’s disappointing that our train station has become a mere bus stop. I wish that one day, when my children are older, Ocala will have passenger trains that stop here instead of only freight trains that pass by. I understand passenger trains aren’t as profitable as freight trains, but I would want my children to experience the convenience I did when I was a young child when my parents would say we could take a train from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale. The train experience while living in Ocala is terrible. If you want to take a train, you will have to take a bus, or drive to Orlando or Jacksonville. Maybe Brightline will save us.

Ricky Pordo