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Plans advance for proposed rail system between L.A. and Las Vegas

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 15:20:03-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — How does rail service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas sound?

Metro has reportedly been talking with Virgin Trains USA about the project. Curbed says Metro's CEO Phillip Washington shared the news with the agency's board of directors last week. Metro wouldn't be involved in the project, but the agency could help to facilitate the extension to L.A. For now, Virgin Trains is reportedly trying to finance the project's first phase to Victorville. Bloomberg reports the stretch could open as soon as 2023.

This story is courtesy of KABC.