• Law enforcement agencies plan to keep SunRail stations, trains safe


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Law enforcement officials said they have been preparing for the debut of SunRail for years and plans are in place to keep the trains safe.

    When passengers start packing SunRail trains in the spring, many said they want to feel a sense of security.

    Three surveillance cameras will be installed on every train platform and there will be more on the actual trains.

    "Cameras should be good enough," resident Monica Davis said.

    But Justin Ayala isn't sure that constant surveillance will prevent crime.

    "I would recommend they have one or two guards, you never know what can happen," Ayala said.

    The Florida Department of Transportation has no plans to hire a security detail, but it will be watching every move with dozens of security cameras.

    "Until something happens or it gets out of control the cameras will be sufficient," Davis said.

    Each of the 12 SunRail station platforms will also be equipped with emergency police dispatch phones.

    "Each jurisdiction has the ability to handle their own area," Kevin Tuck with Longwood police said.

    Law enforcement agencies across central Florida have been meeting for months in preparation for SunRail's debut.

    WFTV tried to get an inside look at SunRail's control center to see how the surveillance monitoring system works, but because it's a secure facility, the center's details can't be disclosed.

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