Virgin Trains No Longer Part Of Planned Vegas To Victorville Rail Line

Funding Has Been Approved For Project In Nevada And California

Mitch Kelly
August 11, 2020 - 4:40 am
Virgin trains prepare to depart from Euston Station on the West Coast Mainline route on August 15, 2012 in London, England.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - If there’s to be a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Victorville, it won’t have the Virgin name on it.

A filing describing the project says that a company that entered into a partnership with Virgin for the train in 2018- Brightline- had dissolved the partnership with Virgin Trains, though a reason why wasn’t given.

The Las Vegas to Victorville rail line will continue under the Xpresswest name instead of Virgin.

Last month Nevada approved $200 million in private activity bonds to go toward construction of the $4.8 billion project, while California approved of $600 million in tax-exempt bonds for the project

It’s hoped that construction will begin later this year, with completion some time n 2023