The first Monorail track addition project since 1982 is about to commence in Walt Disney World.
While this won’t be the massive expansion everyone’s been hoping for, it may lay the foundation for a wider expansion in the future. According to Monorails.org:
A new switch will be added near the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) which will accomodate 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.
The potential time savings created by the new side track, which could accommodate an extra parked express train during the slow periods of the day, could be enormous. Time could also be saved as trains need minor maintenance — this track would offer a good location for quick fixes and would keep technicians from having to send monorails back to the base.
[This] 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.