Las Vegas' New High-Speed Train To SoCal Has A New Construction Date
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Back in early 2019, Virgin Trains announced its plans to create a high-speed train from Las Vegas to California. The rail line is expected to be completed sometime in 2023 with construction beginning as early as 2020. Since there are only 35-miles of the railway in Nevada, it's estimated that the Sin City station won't be built until early to mid-2021.
The bullet train will take passengers from the station in Nevada off of Las Vegas Boulevard between Warm Springs and Blue Diamond road to .
Travel time between the two states often takes hours but this project estimates that one-way rides will last between 75 and 90 minutes.
Passengers can expect to pay about $60 for a one-way ticket.
A Virgin Trains spokesperson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the railways will be safer because “In this project, there is no opportunity for automobile incursion because there are no intersections with roadways. There will never be a conflict or an intersection with cars.”
The 170-mile route between the two states is estimated to cost around $4.3 billion. Construction is dependent on bond approval from both California and Nevada.
With many, the train company assumes that around 12 million people will travel this route in a year.
Since a majority of the railroad will be in a majority of California, construction is still planned to break ground in mid to late 2020.
With the project expected to be completed sometime in 2023, the railway stated that they'll continue to build the rail and add stops in the Los Angeles area, according to Fox 5.
Narcity is following this story closely and we will update this article with any new information.