• Brightline Orlando (MCO) and Disney Extension - PHASE 2

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This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida and Virgin Trains USA:
Websites: Current Brightline
Virgin USA
Virgin UK

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  by Pensyfan19
 
To further state my case, the station looks like it can only hold three tracks at the moment, based on the fence on the far right. Will this region get a fourth track as well?
This should further state my case.

North side of the station, where Brightline is most likely to enter from all points south: https://www.google.com/maps/@28.4138202 ... a=!3m1!1e3

South side of the station, where Brightline is most likely to go through to Tampa: https://www.google.com/maps/@28.410689, ... a=!3m1!1e3
  by GOLDEN-ARM
 
Pensyfan19 wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:35 pm

To further state my case, the station looks like it can only hold three tracks at the moment, based on the fence on the far right. Will this region get a fourth track as well?: https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11360743 ... -0-313.jpg

it's not hoboken or grand central station. just how many trains do you imagine will be arriving from miami, at one time? two tracks is plenty.
  by Jeff Smith
 
That was my thought as well, "GA". Case-in-point: MARTA. Two-track end stations, with some tail tracks to store during peak. And that's a much more frequent service.
  by Pensyfan19
 
GOLDEN-ARM wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Pensyfan19 wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:35 pm

To further state my case, the station looks like it can only hold three tracks at the moment, based on the fence on the far right. Will this region get a fourth track as well?: https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11360743 ... -0-313.jpg

it's not hoboken or grand central station. just how many trains do you imagine will be arriving from miami, at one time? two tracks is plenty.
Technically the station will be seeing service from Virgin Trains for service from Orlando to Miami, Tampa andf eventually Jacksonville, and eventually SunRail service from the station to the rest of their system. So four tracks I feel would be an ideal amount of tracks in this case.
  by BandA
 
There's baggage handling (those steamer trunks :wink:), perhaps some trains terminate & have to lay over somewhere. But mostly whatever they build that's what they are stuck with for the next 30-50 or more years.
  by electricron
 
I believe the 4th track platform is reserved for SunRail services, which uses rolling stock with low floors vs the high floors Brightline/Virgin uses. Being a fairly short spur off SunRail’s mainline, SunRail will only need one platform at the Orlando airport train station. If that was the case, being reserved for Sunrail, Brightline/Virgin would not wish to use that platform at all, nor would they wish to build tracks to it.
  by CRail
 
Things are often built with provisions for future expansion. Judging by the fact that the platform to the right has a semi-permanent fence on one side and the other does not, I'd guess they intend to use 3 tracks in the relatively near future.