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Party train from Calif. to Las Vegas could be on tracks next year

LAS VEGAS • A company planning luxury train service between Southern California and Las Vegas has signed a key agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad that could lead to the start of passenger service by the end of next year.

Las Vegas Railway Express signed the deal last week enabling the company to operate its "X Train" on Union Pacific tracks between Daggett, and Las Vegas, The Las Vegas Sun reported.

No High Desert stops are planned, according to Maria Bailey, a spokesperson for the X Train.

X Train excursions between Fullerton and the company's rail station at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas could begin in December 2013.

The Fullerton Station is connected to Metrolink stations in Southern California, including stations in San Bernardino and Riverside.

XTrain plans to offer $99 one-way introductory fares, with trains running Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays.

Twelve million travelers from the Los Angeles metropolitan area that drive to Las Vegas each year on Interstate 15, according to VegasXTrain.com.


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