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Brightline West purchases land for Las Vegas train station

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 01:51:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Brightline Holdings says it has achieved a significant milestone with the successful acquisition of a 110-acre parcel that will serve as the future home for Brightline West.

Brightline is developing Brightline West to connect Las Vegas to California. The land will be used for the Las Vegas Terminal and other mobility connections to take passengers to and from all key area destinations, according to a press release from Brightline.

The location at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip will offer easy access to many locations, including the Raiders' Allegiant Stadium and McCarran International Airport.

Brightline also says it is developing plans for the terminal station, which will encompass 65,000 square feet of building area and include many innovative amenities for travelers, including ample parking and connections to various ground transportation systems – both existing and planned.

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Brightline West says it will utilize fully electric, zero-emission trains to connect Las Vegas and Los Angeles through multiple intercity projects.

Guests departing Las Vegas will reportedly have access to all of the Greater Los Angeles area from station points in the Victor Valley, Rancho Cucamonga and Palmdale with direct access via California Metrolink to key points in Los Angeles, such as Union Station.

The project has been delayed multiple times over the years and was most recently delayed because of the pandemic.

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