Virgin Trains Plans to Open Orlando Airport and Walt Disney World Stations on the Identical Time

Late final 12 months, we reported excessive velocity rail station was being proposed for Walt Disney World, now Virgin Trains (previously Brightline) has confirmed that it intends to open that station across the identical time that their station at Orlando Worldwide Airport (MCO) is full. The growth would join Orlando to Tampa and Miami.

In line with Virgin Trains current Patrick Goddard:

“It’s our expectation to get it performed and to construct out to Disney. It’s totally conceivable that that may occur inside the supply of the Orlando [airport] station.”

Goddard provides that well timed completion is on the mercy of permits and financing, however that building is about to begin quickly and would take 30-36 months.

Goddard says that Virgin has “had a wonderful relationship with Walt Disney World” and that they’re “large supporters” of the challenge. The Walt Disney World station “would combine with their transportation system, motels and theme parks.”

The 20-mile growth to Walt Disney World may even embody a cease at SunRail’s Meadow Wooden Station. The regional commuter-rail system at the moment has no hyperlink to MCO.

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson mentioned that with Virgin Atlantic delivering extra passengers to Orlando from Europe than another airline, and Virgin Voyages coming on-line in Miami subsequent 12 months, transportation to and from Orlando is essential to the corporate.

“Connecting Orlando to Miami is an actual dream. It can remodel the lives of many individuals.”

Supply: Orlando Sentinel / Picture: Brightline

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