Looks like Angelenos will be able to cut their four hour drive in half by 2023! 🚘
If the only thing holding you back from a weekend trip to Vegas is traffic or the cost of airfare, another form of transportation is in the works! A privately owned intercity passenger rail system is planning to get you from Southern California to Las Vegas in just under two hours via a new, highspeed train.
Brightline confirmed that they’ve acquired the rights to the former XpressWest project and NBC News Las Vegas 3 reported that officials have approved the permits to begin construction. The proposed station is set to be completed by 2023.
The high-speed trains will run on a 185-mile route between Vegas and Victorville along the Interstate 15. As a part of the agreement, Brightlight will also acquire 38 acres of land adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, with plans to build the station at the corner of Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard allowing easy access to the city. The documents submitted to Clark County show that the proposed train terminal is to be a 2-story building with a passenger terminal as well as a variety of retail shops and restaurants.
Also published on Medium.