On Thursday, Universal Orlando Resort submitted papers. It offered 13 acres for a commuter train station that could connect one of the biggest travel hubs in the world with the seventh busiest airport in the United States.
To establish a quasi-governmental organization that will organize, fund, build, run, own, and maintains a new SunRail station at the Orange County Convention Center, Universal applied to Orange County, Florida.
The line would link Orlando International Airport with the primary artery of the city’s tourism economy once it is finished, which could happen as soon as 2030.
The airport and Orlando’s tourist area do not stop on the existing Sunrail route.
The new line will also link locals and tourists to Brightline, a privately owned intercity train service that now runs between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Later this year, it will arrive at Orlando International Airport.
According to John Sprouls, chief administrative officer at Universal Parks & Resorts, “We are one step closer to developing a multi-directional commuter rail system that benefits our whole region.”