This news comes to us from Monorail.org. It seems Walt Disney World is expanding their Monorail track near the TTC. Here is the article from Monorail.org:
Sources tell us that Walt Disney World is about to embark on its first track addition project since the EPCOT loop was added in 1982. A new switch will be added near the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) which will accommodate a new spur line. With that side track, monorail operations will be able to keep a work tractor in a much more central location, ready for events on either the Bay Lake loops or the EPCOT loop.
This will save a lot of time if the so-called “Park Rangers” (the electrician and mechanic on duty out on the system) have a tractor close by rather than having to position trains to make way for the work vehicle.” Additionally, the spur line will have enough room for a train. As one experienced former WDW monorail pilot tells us, “This will allow them to park ‘the fourth’ express train during the slow period of the day rather than having to switch it back to shop.
That time savings ought to be huge. The space will also be useful for pulling off a train that needs minor maintenance so they can work on it offline, rather than hold up the system while they look it over at Base or Concourse.” While the new track is not the massive system expansion plan that was scuttled in the 9/11 aftermath, it may be a useful modern day beam-building experiment that could lead to a ‘all points’ property-wide system, one similar to what Walt Disney outlined shortly before his death in 1966.