How nice would it be for a train to take you from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Disney World? Or even from Orlando to Miami? Well, according to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel, Virgin Trains is saying this just might happen.
Goddard said he expects the train line to run from South to Central Florida with stops at Walt Disney World and SunRail’s Meadow Wood station just south of downtown Orlando, giving the commuter-rail system a link to Orlando’s airport.
The time frame of the project will depend on permits and financing. The top priority is getting the 30 to 36 months of construction started “imminently.”
Virgin Trains officials said that the company has been in negotiations with several landowners in the region to find a site for the new station, but that Virgin Trains last year signed a letter of intent with Disney. “They are big supporters of our project,” Goddard stated.
Goddard added that a Disney station would likely integrate with Disney’s transportation system, hotels and theme parks.
Do you think the area needs train service connecting Orlando to the airport, Miami and elsewhere? Let us know your thoughts on the project in the comments below.
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