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Orlando-to-Tampa Brightline service could feature a Disney World stop

WESH Orlando logo WESH Orlando 11/29/2018
a black and yellow airplane is parked at a train station© Brightline

Brightline appears to be planning a stop at Walt Disney World as part of its proposed Tampa-Orlando service, new documents show.

a close up of a map© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc.

The Tampa-to-Orlando train moved one step closer to reality on Wednesday when the Florida Department of Transportation announced that it has agreed to move forward negotiating with Brightline for right of way leases.

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The train service wants to build a $1.7 billion privately financed rail line between the two cities along the I-4 corridor.

Documents filed earlier this month with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission include a map that has a Disney station featured along the route.

The documents, which are a preliminary prospectus for an initial public offering, claim the Tampa-to-Orlando travel time will be one hour. A one-way ticket would cost $35. It typically takes about an hour and a half to drive from Orlando to Tampa.

The Miami-to-Orlando service will take approximately three hours and 15 minutes and one-way tickets would cost $100.

Brightline announced earlier this month that it has partnered with British billionaire Richard Branson and will change its name to Virgin Trains USA.

The company is already building an Orlando International Airport train station with service to South Florida.

Brightline is currently operating passenger service between Miami and West Palm Beach.

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