We’re one step closer to a high speed rail connection between Orlando International Airport, Miami, and Walt Disney World, among other locations.
Virgin Trains president Patrick Goddard said that the company has plans to build out a Walt Disney World station at the same time that they build out an Orlando International Airport location. Virgin Train officials said that construction would start imminently and take 30 to 36 months.
When asked about a location at Walt Disney World, Goddard said “we’ve had an excellent relationship with Walt Disney World [and] they are big supporters of the project”.
Goddard added that a Disney station “would integrate with their transportation system, hotels and theme parks.”
The company also is pursuing a link to Tampa, with construction possibly starting while the tracks from West Palm Beach to Orlando are still under construction, according to company officials.
The company also will seek approval Friday to issue another $950 million in bonds. That funding would be instrumental in completing construction for the Orlando link, Goddard said.