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GrnMtnMan
04-03-2012, 12:10 PM
This (http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=nr4n9m86r223&lvl=19.04&dir=1.3&sty=o&where1=32830%2C%20FL&form=LMLTCC).

It looks like it could be the tram to another terminal or a train or bus station....but the path leads down to roadway.

goofy4tink
04-03-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm going to have to say it's the tram to the various gates. Yes, there is a walkway down to the roadway area, but I think that's just an access way. I have seen that as we use the tram.

Shelly F - Ohio
04-03-2012, 12:39 PM
If you follow it to the end, it dead ends in the grass between to roadways.

NotUrsula
04-03-2012, 01:14 PM
It seems to enter the building just outside the Hyatt's ballrooms. I'm guessing that it was originally meant to be a ramp for tradeshow deliveries to the Hyatt.

DCTooTall
04-03-2012, 02:21 PM
I've heard 2 different things on what that ramp was built/designed for.

1. A connecting service (either Bus or light Rail) with the MCO Southern Terminal complex which was postponed/canceled after the 2011 travel downturns. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_International_Airport#New_terminal

2. the high Speed rail link station at the airport.

GrnMtnMan
04-03-2012, 02:49 PM
I've heard 2 different things on what that ramp was built/designed for.

1. A connecting service (either Bus or light Rail) with the MCO Southern Terminal complex which was postponed/canceled after the 2011 travel downturns. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_International_Airport#New_terminal

2. the high Speed rail link station at the airport.
It's number 1 I think. A connector between the current terminal and a proposed future one. Here are the overall plans (http://es.orlandoairports.net/planning/tiger4/index.htm). And here is the doc that most clearly shows (http://www.orlandoairports.net/planning/tiger4/docs/Full_Buildout.pdf) the intended use of that structure.

I guess I could have Google-ed this in the first place.

goofy4tink
04-04-2012, 06:50 AM
Well then....obviously I didn't look at it clearly enough, or pan out far enough. It does look like a connector to a future terminal area. Duh.

DVC Doc
04-04-2012, 10:23 AM
It's a built out for future rail access to the airport.

Jestocost
04-04-2012, 11:39 AM
It's a built out for future rail access to the airport.

If you mean for a rail service connection between the current terminal and the proposed south terminal as GrnMtnMan suggested, then I agree. I think it's less likely to be there for access to any larger rail system unless the airport would be a terminus point for that system.