Say goodbye to Lynx Express 208.
For the past 4 years, Express 208 shuttled passengers between the Lynx Intermodal Station in Kissimmee and the Sand Lake Road SunRail station.
Next Monday (July 30) the 208 is going away because it’s being replaced by the SunRail station. Next week SunRail trains will be providing service down to the Kissimmee Intermodal Station. The Lynx express bus service will no longer be needed. As a reminder, all bets are off on the weekend because SunRail does not run on Saturdays and Sundays.
One other noteworthy Lynx service change involves the Fastlink 418 that many people rely on to reach the Veterans Affairs hospital in Lake Nona. Until now, it was common for people headed to the VA hospital to catch SunRail to Sand Lake Road where they could pick up the 418.
However, as part of Lynx periodic reshuffling of routes to maximize resources and prepare for expanded SunRail service -- as of July 15 -- the 418 no longer stops at the Sand Lake Road SunRail station.
To deal with this change, people must get off SunRail at the Sand Lake Road station to catch the Link 11 to Orlando International Airport where they catch the Fastlink 407 to the VA hospital in Lake Nona. Making these transitions between the bus and train can be tricky because there’s barely one or two minutes to get from one to the other. A little more timing coordination on the service changes at SunRail and Lynx would have been appreciated.
Starting next Monday (July 30), folks will be able to take SunRail straight to the Meadow Woods station where they can catch the 418 and continue to the VA hospital.