Orlando Magic fans will get more chances to ride SunRail commuter trains to and from basketball games downtown.

SunRail and the Florida Department of Transportation announced that they and the train’s operator Bombardier are adding special late-night trains heading southbound from the Church Street Station two blocks from the Amway Center, for the nights of six upcoming Magic home games.

The trains will be heading south at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, and 20. After that SunRail and Bombardier will assess options for future service.

The southbound trains now go all the way to Poinciana.

On the northern route from Church Street, SunRail already is running 10:30 p.m. trains, heading north to DeBary.

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