VIRGIN TRAINS LAS VEGAS PLAN

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               The high-speed train planned by Virgin Trains between Southern California and Las Vegas is looking at how to incorporate Allegiant Stadium into the Southern Nevada portion.
               Virgin Trains spokesman Ben Porritt said the company is working to create Raiders game specific rides much like it does in Florida for the NBA, with trains leaving 30 minutes after the final buzzer.
             “We created a train for the Miami Heat called the Buzzer Beater and we rearranged train schedules on game day,” Porritt said. “Those are the type of creative things that we’ll do with the NFL schedule, and certainly if they’re playing a ‘Monday Night Football’ game or an early game on Sunday or a late game on Sunday, we’re going to work that out with the schedule and make sure it works for as many people as needed.”


              The $4.8 billion project would establish high-speed rail service between the Victor Valley area and Las Vegas, with trains traveling at speeds up to 200 mph completing the 180-mile trip in approximately 90 minutes. The tracks would run in between the northbound and southbound lanes of I-15 through California, shifting to the east side of the freeway in Nevada.
              A planned Las Vegas Station — constructed on Las Vegas Boulevard between Warm Springs and Blue Diamond roads — will be located across the street from Allegiant Stadium.

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