BREAKING: Disney and Brightline Reach Agreement to Build High-Speed Railway Station at Disney Springs
Disney has finally reached an agreement with Brightline High-Speed Railway to bring a station to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.
The Disney Springs project is expected to take 2-3 years to complete once construction commences. Construction would likely commence after the scheduled 2022 completion of the expansion from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport.
The proposed station includes a lobby on the ground level, passenger facilities, and an upper-level train platform. An exact location for the station at Disney Springs has not yet been announced. Engineering for the proposed Disney Springs station was started by Brightline earlier in 2020.
Brightline High-Speed Railway will soon provide a means of transportation from Miami to Orlando in 3 hours. It typically takes about 4 hours to drive between the two cities. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, construction on the railway has continued, with certain adjustments and precautions implemented. Once complete, the train will travel from Miami to Orlando International Airport (expected completion 2022). The tracks at MCO have already been laid.
To achieve the trip in under 3 hours, the Cocoa-Orlando line is proposed to operate at high speeds of up to 125 mph. From Miami to West Palm Beach, trains will reach speeds of up to 79 mph. From West Palm to Cocoa, it’s a maximum speed of 110 mph.