Shanghai Disneyland to Benefit From High-Speed Train Line
The $5.5 billion theme park and holiday resort project will be integrated into city's transport system with proposals for a "Disney Express" train services also likely to get the go-ahead.
A high-speed rail line connecting Shanghai Disney Resort with the city is increasingly likely to be built reported the Shanghai Daily last Saturday.
The paper says that blueprints issues by the Shanghai Railway Bureau show plans to build a new station in the Pudong New Area, a site close to the construction site of the prospective Disneyland theme park and Disney Resort.
The Shanghai city plans are in addition to previously released planned rail services from other Chinese cities all feeding into a prospective Shanghai Disney Resort terminus. Shanghai Railway Bureau officials added they were working with 17 counterpart agencies around the country to create “Disney Express” services linking the resort with cities.
The Shanghai Disney Resort, the largest foreign investment project in China ever, will be completed in two phases, with the theme park Shanghai Disneyland scheduled to open at the end of 2015 and two additional theme parks and a resort to follow.
In April, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an additional $800 million of investment into Shanghai Disneyland, bringing the total investment to $5.5 billion.