Brightline Details the Costs and Preferences They Have in Building the Rail to Disney Springs

Brightline has made public the cost and preference of the line between Orlando International Airport and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.

What’s Happening:

  • The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Brightline gave some details on the costs associated with the new rail that will soon be taking passengers from Orlando International Airport to the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • They have stated that a route on 417 through Hunters Creek will cost $1.03 billion compared to a route along State Road 528 to International Drive costing $2.1 billion.
  • In terms of preference, the company would much prefer going through 417 than International Drive due to not having to deal with as many public and private lands that span the route that would go to International Drive, although many want it to happen as it would allow for there to be a link to the Orange County Convention Center and its hotels.
  • According to Michael Cegelis, Brightline’s executive vice president of infrastructure development, service from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World is expected to begin within five years.

  • The Brightline and Disney deal was made official last November with a route that not only will connect Guests to Disney Springs, but cities such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.
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