The Brightline Train’s new route between Miami and Orlando has provided many Disney World visitors an easier way to travel between Miami and South Florida.
However, one problem still exists. Why isn’t there a train that takes folks from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) TO Disney World? Well, in 2022, a plan came together to solve these issues by implementing the Sunshine Corridor Program. The program would allow Brightline to lease some existing tracks from the SunRail commuting company, and provide a railway that connected MCO to an area “NEAR” Disney World, but not actually TO Disney Springs. However, that might change!
According to WFTV News, members of the Taft community (located next to the Sunrail’s main line) weighed in on the possibility of the railway actually connecting to Disney Springs.
The answer was pretty positive! Many felt that this extension would be a “sensible way to move tourists and workers between major destinations, keeping cars off I4 and other roads.”
Concerns were mostly based on traffic. Sunrail leaders said that the goal is
“to build elevated tracks to avoid all road crossings.”
However, the completion of the line would cause additional night and weekend transportation, which could back up traffic more frequently. A lot of folks simply hope that the railway is extended to avoid safety concerns associated with the busy interstate. Many agreed that they felt safer on the train than driving to work.
So, community feedback seems positive. Maybe we’ll see the Disney Springs station come to life after all!
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